Criminal Law

Criminal Law : Problems in Context

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Taking a problem-centered approach, Criminal Law: Problems in Context is a valuable teaching and learning tool for law and criminology students and their instructors. Students are presented with a critical framework for analysing the complexities of criminal law cases. Using the framework of the criminal trial, ideas about the substance and processes of crime and justice are presented in a way that confirm or challenge students' understanding. The book provides students with the techniques to reserach and analyse the operation of criminal more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 167.6 x 243.8 x 20.3mm | 748.44g
  • Oxford University Press Australia
  • OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0195517784
  • 9780195517781

About Professor Mark Findlay

Professor Mark Findlay is Deputy Director, Institute of Criminology, University of Sydneyshow more

Table of contents

Introduction Part 1 Criminal Law and Justice in Context 1. Locating crime and justice 2. Processing problems with the criminal law 3. Criminal Law: Problem Solving Part 2 Problems in Context 4. Establishing criminal liability 5. Elements of the offences 6. Solving problems for the criminal lawTopic 1 Crime and societyTopic 2 Colonisation and the imposition of the criminal lawTopic 3 Criminal justice I: Police powersTopic 4 Criminal justice II: Court-room Justice?Topic 5 Criminal justice III: DiscretionTopic 6 Constructing the truth: Bail and verdictTopic 7 Determining criminal liability I: Volition and capacityTopic 8 Determining criminal liability II: Elements of the offenceTopic 9 Determining criminal liability III: Exceptions to liability, participation and preparatory offencesTopic 10 Assault: Domestic violenceTopic 11 Sexual assault and law reformTopic 12 Homicide ITopic 13 Homicide IITopic 14 Homicide IIITopic 15 Factors affecting liability ITopic 16 Factors Affecting Liability II: Duress and NecessityTopic 17 Factors affecting liability IIITopic 18 Factors affecting liability IVTopic 19 Factors affecting liability VTopic 20 Property offences: Dishonest acquisition ITopic 21 Property offences: Dishonest acquisition IITopic 22 Sentencing and punishment ITopic 23 Sentencing and punishment IIBibliography Indexshow more