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Vol 24 No 4 April/May 2019

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Smith's Law of Theft 9th ed

ISBN13: 9780199299898
Previous Edition ISBN: 0406895457
Published: October 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £86.00

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Smith's Law of Theft has long been established as the standard work on the subject and is frequently cited in the Court of Appeal. Now in its ninth edition, the book provides a detailed and critical account of the law of theft and related dishonesty offences. It contains the full, amended text of relevant legislation (notably, the Theft Acts 1968, 1978, and 1996) together with a detailed analysis of the provisions of the statutes and the extensive case law which has grown up around them.

This ninth edition has been updated to take full account of the Fraud Act 2006. The new Act replaces numerous deception offences with new fraud offences, which has prompted substantial restructuring and rewriting of the book's chapters. Other significant developments which the new edition provides extensive coverage on include: hinks in the House of Lords on theft and gifts; jurisdictional issues arising from Smith; and new procedural issues arising from the fraud protocol and the imminent introduction of judge only trials.

A whole new chapter on conspiracy to defraud is included in the new edition, and the full text of the Fraud Act and the fraud protocol are included in the appendices.

Criminal Law
1. Introduction and interpretation of the Theft Acts and Fraud Act
2. Stealing under the Theft Act
3. The Fraud Act 2006
4. Other fraud offences involving Fraud
5. Conspiracy to defraud
6. Making off without payment
7. Robbery
8. Burglary and related offences
9. Going equipped and possession of articles to commit fraud
10. Offences of temporary deprivation of property
11. Abstracting electricity and related offences
12. Blackmail
13. Handling stolen goods and related offences

Appendix 1 - Theft Act 1968
Appendix 2 - Theft Act 1978
Appendix 3 - Theft (Amendment) Act 1996
Appendix 4 - Fraud Act 2006
Appendix 5 - Other Miscellaneous statutory materials
Appendix 6 - Fraud Protocol/ Relevant provisions of the Criminal Procedure Rules 2005