Criminal Law (Foundation Studies in Law Series)

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Criminal Law provides an engaging explanation of the main principles and offences in criminal law. This book lights a clear path through the subject, explaining the law as it stands but also considering proposals for reform for an appreciation of how the law develops. 

 

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Michael Jefferson’s Criminal Law, now in its ninth edition, is a trusted, clear and engaging explanation of the main principles and offences in criminal law. This book lights a clear path through the subject for you, not only explaining the law as it stands, but also considering proposals for reform so that you can gain an understanding of the development of the law. 

This new edition has been fully updated and thoroughly revised to include:

  • The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
  • The Serious Crime Act 2007 on incitement and the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 on self-defence
  • The House of Lords' cases of Kennedy (no. 2) on causation and Rahman on accessories
  • Heard on specific and basic intent when the defendant is intoxicated
  • Bree on consent to rape where the complainant is intoxicated
  • The Law Commission's proposals for secondary participation and conspiracy and attempt

Key features:

  • Clearly distinguished case summaries that enable students to recognise key cases quickly and differentiate them from surrounding commentary.
  • Chapter summaries that highlight the main points covered in each chapter, cemending understanding.
  • Further reading lists at the end of each chapter that direct students to subject-specific resources to enrich understanding.
  • Easy to read, two-colour text design with tabbed glossary and pedagogical features for quick reference.
  • Marginal cross-references that help students understand how the material fits together.

www.mylawchamber.co.uk/jefferson.  This text is supported by a MyLawChamber website which includes:

For students: regular case and legislation updates, web links, interactive self-tes questions, practice assessment questions, an online glossary and flashcards for key terms

For lecturers: a testbank of multiple-choice questions that can be used to assess students' progress.

Case Navigator powered by LexisNexis

Visit www.pearsoned.co.uk/casenavigator for unique online support that helps improve case reading and analysis skills in Criminal Law. 

The LexisNexis element of Case Navigator is only available to those who currently subscribe to LexisNexis Butterworths services.  The Publishers are endeavouring to make Case Navigator available from early Summer 2007.

 About the author

Michael Jefferson is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Sheffield. He has been the Director of Teaching for the School of Law and Director of Learning and Teaching Development for the Faculty. He was the Chair of the Association of Law Teachers. He teaches and supervises at all levels from first year undergraduate to PhD in both criminal Law and Employment Law. His publications include a monograph on restraint of trade and confidential information as well as books on Employment Law and articles in the leading Anglo-Welsh law journals.

About the Author:

Michael Jefferson is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Sheffield. He has been the Director of Teaching for the School of Law and Director of Learning and Teaching Development for the Faculty. He was the Chair of the Association of Law Teachers. He teaches and supervises at all levels from first year undergraduates to PhD in both Criminal Law and Employment Law. His publications include a monograph on restraint of trade and confidential information as well as books on Employment Law and articles in the leading Anglo-Welsh law journals.

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