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Smith & Hogan, & Ormerod's Essentials of Criminal Law 2nd ed isbn 9780198788683

Smith & Hogan's Essentials of Criminal Law

ISBN13: 9780199689569
New Edition ISBN: 9780198788683
Published: May 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Smith and Hogan's Criminal Law is world renowned for its clear and authoritative treatment of the criminal law. Smith and Hogan's Essentials of Criminal Law combines that authority with numerous supportive learning features and an eye on developing analytical and assessment skills. It provides your gateway to understanding the dynamic world of criminal law.

Dr John Child and Professor David Ormerod QC introduce the field of criminal law for the new undergraduate reader, addressing all the key topics on the LLB. The text does not shy away from complex issues but instead conveys a clear understanding of all offences and principles.

Particular attention is paid to considering student assessment, with end of chapter sections offering advice on how to approach essay and problem questions. Short learning and assessment tips are provided throughout the chapters.

Each chapter is accompanied by a selection of online resources to support and further student learning, including:-

  • Multiple choice questions
  • A chapter summary sheet
  • A selection of short revision questions with answer guidance
  • Two sample examination questions with answer guidance
  • Further reading
Also on the website you will find -

  • A selection of videos from the authors explaining key topics and principles
  • Legal updates
  • Useful web-links

Criminal Law
1. Introduction
2. Actus reus
3. Mens rea
4. Interaction of actus reus and mens rea
5. Murder
6. Manslaughter
7. Non-fatal offences against the person
8. Sexual offences
9. Property offences
10. Fraud
11. General inchoate offences
12. Parties to crime
13. Denial of an offence
14. General defences