An Introduction to Irish Criminal Law

An Introduction to Irish Criminal Law

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Fully revised and updated edition, with a greater focus on standard university criminal law syllabi. All major changes to criminal law up to the end of 2013 are discussed, including:




New Legislation Covered in Detail






Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2006
Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006
Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) (Amendment) Act 2007
Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2010
Criminal Law (Defence and the Dwelling) Act 2011
Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 2011
Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013


New Legislation, individual provisions of which will be covered






Criminal Justice Act 2006
Criminal Justice Act 2007
Criminal Justice (Human Trafficking) Act 2008
Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009
Criminal Procedure Act 2010
Criminal Justice Act 2011
Criminal Justice (Female Genital Mutilation) Act 2012
Criminal Justice (Withholding of Information on Offences against Children and Vulnerable Adults) Act 2012
Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) (Amendment) Act 2013


Law Reform Commission Papers






Report on Homicide: Murder and Involuntary Manslaughter (LRC 87-2008)
Report on Defences in Criminal Law (LRC 95-2009)
Report on Inchoate Offences (LRC 99-2010)
Consultation Paper on Sexual Offences and Capacity to Consent (LRC CP 63-2011)


Written For:






Law students
Legal professional entry exams
Social care and social science courses
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 155 x 234 x 26mm | 771g
  • Gill Education
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0717159736
  • 9780717159734
  • 103,005

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Table of contents

Tables


Part I Preliminary Issues


1. Introductory Matters


2. Overview of Criminal Liability


3. The Actus Reus


4. The Mens Rea


5. Coincidence of Actus Reus and Mens Rea


6. Participation in a Crime





Part II General Defences


7. Lawful Use of Force


8. Insanity


9. Intoxication


10. Duress


11. Necessity


12. Infancy


13. Mistake


14. Entrapment





Part III Inchoate Offences


15. Attempts


16. Conspiracy


17. Incitement





Part IV Offences Against the Person


18. Homicide


19. Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person


20. Sexual Offences


21. Abortion





Part V Offences Against Property


22. Theft


23. Robbery


24. Burglary


25. Handling Stolen Property


26. Theft-related Offences


27. Criminal Damage





Part VI Public Order Offences


28. Public Order Offences


29. Prostitution




Index
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About Conor Hanly

Conor Hanly, BA, LLB, LLM (NUI), LLM, JSD (Yale), is a lecturer in the School of Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His principal areas of interest are criminal law, the criminal jury and legal history.
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