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Criminal Law Elements, 6th edition

Criminal Law Elements, 6th edition

Crofts, P, 2017

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Criminal Law Elements, 6th edition has been fully revised and updated with new leading criminal law cases from principal appellate cases in Australia and new legislative provisions that have effected significant changes to the criminal law. Significant developments covered from Victoria include major revisions to the law of sexual offences and the rules of complicity, abolition of the partial defence of defensive homicide.

 

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Criminal Law Elements, 6th edition has been fully revised and updated with new leading criminal law cases from principal appellate cases in Australia and new legislative provisions that have effected significant changes to the criminal law. Significant developments covered from Victoria include major revisions to the law of sexual offences and the rules of complicity, abolition of the partial defence of defensive homicide. New South Wales developments include replacement of the defence of provocation with the more restricted defence of extreme provocation; new offence of assault causing death.

Criminal Law Elementsis a succinct introduction to the essential elements of criminal law in common law states. It provides a clear, accessible and current discussion of the elements of offences studied by students of criminal law in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia. The author details and explains the basic elements of criminal law and provides examples of how to solve legal problem questions in the criminal law area. It is also a valuable resource for anyone wishing to understand the common law criminal law system and a concise reference for practitioners.

 

Related Titles

Caruso et al, South Australian Criminal Law and Procedure, 2nd ed, 2017
Crofts et al, Waller & Williams Criminal Law Text and Cases, 13th ed, 2016
Eburn et al, Hayes & Eburn Criminal Law and Procedure in New South Wales, 5th ed, 2017
Hickie & Lloyd, LexisNexis Questions & Answers Criminal Law for Common Law States, 2nd ed, 2014
Howie, Quick Reference Card: Criminal Law for the Common Law States, 2015

Author

Penny Crofts is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney. She has been teaching and researching in criminal law for over 20 years and has a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney, a Master of Philosophy in Criminology from Cambridge and a Doctor of Philosophy in Law from Griffith University.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Elements of Criminal Liability
3. External Elements of Homicide
4. Murder
5. Voluntary Manslaughter
6. Involuntary Manslaughter
7. Assault
8. Rape
9. Property Offences in New South Wales
10. Property Offences in Victoria and South Australia
11. Extending Criminal Liability: Complicity, Attempt and Conspiracy
12. Defences: Mental Impairment and Automatism
13. Defences: Intoxication, Mistake of Fact, Self-Defence, Duress and Necessity

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