Simester and Sullivan's Criminal Law

Simester and Sullivan's Criminal Law : Theory and Doctrine

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We wanted to write a text on the substantive criminal law which has depth as well as breadth, a book that takes the detail seriously as well as the underlying principles. Our aim was to show the criminal law as a process of argument, not simplistic answers - to write a book that can be read, not merely consulted. Professor Andrew Simester and Professor Bob Sullivan.This is the fourth edition of the leading textbook on criminal law by Professors Simester and Sullivan. Established as an outstanding modern account of English criminal law, it combines detailed, authoritative exposition of the law with careful exploration of its theoretical underpinnings. It is designed for use in undergraduate teaching, and previous editions have proved very popular with recent cohorts of students. The book has also established itself as a major point of reference in academic writing, here and abroad, and has been cited in appellate courts throughout the world, including the House of Lords, the High Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of Canada, and the Special Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. This edition features coverage of major new developments including: the Serious Crime Act 2007; the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 provisions on self-defence and sentencing; the Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act 2007; and The Coroners and Criminal Justice Act 2009, including full treatment of the new law on provocation and diminished responsibility brought in by this Act. There is also a discussion of recent homicide law reform initiatives and of reform proposals in conspiracy, attempts, and complicity law.

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  • Paperback | 901 pages
  • 170 x 242 x 42mm | 1,202.01g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Hart Publishing
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4th Revised ed.
  • 184113922X
  • 9781841139227
  • 320,679

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Reviews of Previous Editions"This is probably the most significant book on criminal law to be published for many years, because it combines a high level of detail on the relevant cases and statutes with a searching examination of theoretical arguments that point directions for the development of law and legal doctrines...certainly sufficient for any undergraduate or postgraduate course. This is a carefully researched, well-written and balanced book, and a fine example of many of the best features of legal scholarship." Professor Andrew Ashworth, Law Quarterly Review" this magisterial work on English Criminal law ... the authors have taken the art of textbook writing to a new level of sophistication... Simester and Sullivan's new book can without question be regarded as taking its place alongside the work of Williams, and of Smith and Hogan... and has been splendidly produced."Professor Jeremy Horder, The Criminal Law Review"A comprehensive, up to date text, well organised and accessible to most undergraduate students"Professor Hazel Biggs, Southampton University"the best Criminal Law textbook - even now surpassing Smith & Hogan." Richard Royle, Senior Lecturer, Lancashire Law School

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About Andrew Simester

A P Simester is Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore and Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge.G R Sullivan is Professor of Law at University College, London.J R Spencer QC is Professor of Law in the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge.Graham Virgo is Professor of English Law and a Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge.

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