- Louise Taylor
Elliott & Quinn’s Criminal Law has been specifically designed to introduce you to the legal principles, cases and statutes at play in this core subject area. Areas of debate, critique of the current law and consideration of reform options are also included throughout making this an ideal text for LLB or GDL who want an accessible and engaging introduction to criminal law.
· Based on the original work by Catherine Elliott and Frances Quinn, this new edition continues to offer the trademark clarity of writing for which this book is known making it an ideal text for those who require an accessible and engaging introduction to criminal law.
· Areas of academic debate, criticisms of the current law and reform options are highlighted throughout the text to encourage you to analyse and develop your own views on the more controversial areas of criminal law.
· A range of tools are used throughout to help you to get to grips with the subject quickly and to reinforce your understanding, including:
o Key case boxes to help you identify and understand the legal principles developed from leading case law
o Typical exam questions and detailed guidance on answering them to illustrate how to apply the legal principles in exams
o Additional reading suggestions to encourage you to read more widely around the subject
New to this Edition
Updated with all the latest legal developments in this area, this twelfth edition includes coverage of:
· A substantially revised chapter 11 on accomplice liability which has been reworked to reflect the change to the law brought about by R v Jogee and Ruddock (2016);
· Extensively updated coverage of voluntary manslaughter to reflect decision made in R v Gurpinar (2015), R v Golds (2016), R v Wilcocks (2016) and R v Meanza (2017); and
· Discussion of the case of R (on the application of Collins) v Secretary of State for Justice (2016) in the context of the householder’s defence in self-defence.
Table of Contents
Table of cases xx
Table of statutes xxvii
Table of treaties xxix
1 Elements of a crime 13
2 Strict liability 38
3 Murder 54
4 Voluntary manslaughter 79
5 Involuntary manslaughter 108
6 Non-fatal offences against the person 150
7 Sexual offences (by Samantha Pegg) 181
8 Non-fraudulent property offences 218
9 Fraudulent property offences 258
10 Inchoate offences 280
11 Accomplices 308
12 Corporate liability 336
13 General defences 351
Select bibliography 436