Criminal Law

Criminal Law

Paperback Palgrave Law Masters

By (author) Jonathan Herring


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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 171mm x 246mm x 21mm | 706g
  • Publication date: 28 June 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 1137281391
  • ISBN 13: 9781137281395
  • Edition: 8, Revised
  • Edition statement: 8th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 18 figures
  • Sales rank: 623,443

Product description

The Palgrave Macmillan Law Masters series is a long-running and successful list of titles offering clear, concise and authoritative guides to the main subject areas, written by experienced and respected authors. The eighth edition of Criminal Law provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of criminal liability and to the main criminal offences, together with insights into the controversies and debates that surround the subject. The text is written in a clear and engaging style, making the fundamental concepts easy to grasp. This is an ideal companion for both law undergraduate and GDL/CPE students. This new edition has been comprehensively revised updated to reflect recent case law and statutory developments. There has been much updating, particularly on homicide and accessories. Useful student tools include Hot Topic sections analysing the controversial cases of recent years, plus end of chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading.

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Author information

Jonathan Herring is a Professor of Law at the University of Oxford, UK and a Fellow in Law at Exeter College, Oxford.

Review quote

"Jonathan Herring's Criminal Law provides an excellent clarity of structure and description of legal principle combined with insightful analysis." - Professor Phil Rumney, Bristol Law School, University of the West of England

Table of contents

PART I: BASIC PRINCIPLES OF CRIMINAL LIABILITY 1. Introduction to Criminal Law 2. Procedures and Structures of Criminal Law 3. The External Elements 4. Causation 5. The Mental Element 6. Corporate Crime and Strict Liability PART II: OFFENCES AGAINST THE PERSON 7. Assaults 8. Sexual Offences 9. Murder 10. Manslaughter PART III: OFFENCES AGAINST PROPERTY 11. Theft 12. Offences Connected to Theft 13. Fraud 14. Other Offences Against Property PART IV: DEFENCES 15. Denial of Elements of Offences 16. General Defences PART V: PARTICIPATION IN CRIME 17. Accessories 18. Inchoate Offences