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Criminal Law in Australia

Criminal Law in Australia

Finlay, L; Kirchengast, T, 2014

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Book 9780409338720 $99.00
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Criminal Law in Australia provides a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the substantive criminal law in all states and territories of Australia.

 

Format: Paperback

Description

Criminal Law in Australia provides an introduction to the substantive criminal law in all states and territories of Australia. Formerly published as Butterworths Tutorial Series —Criminal Law this book provides a concise yet comprehensive breakdown of the general principles of criminal liability, the key categories of criminal offences and the major defences.

 

Each chapter also provides a sample problem and suggested resolution to provide a practical context for the key concepts that are discussed. The book has been substantially updated to take account of a number of significant changes in the law. This book is designed to be a useful and practical resource for anyone seeking a systematic understanding of the substantive content of the criminal law in Australia.

First published in Queensland Lawyer Volume 35 Part 3. Reproduced with the kind permission of Thomson Reuters.

Author

Lorraine Finlay is a lecturer in the School of Law at Murdoch University.

 

Dr Tyrone Kirchengast is a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law at the University of New South Wales.

Table of Contents

PART 1: INTRODUCTION
1. Introduction

PART 2: OFFENCES AGAINST THE PERSON
2. Assault
3. Sexual Offences
4. Homicide

PART 3: PROPERTY OFFENCES
5. Property Offences in New South Wales
6. Property Offences in the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory, South Australia and Victoria
7. Property Offences in Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania

PART 4: STRICT LIABILITY
8. Strict Liability

PART 5: DRUG OFFENCES
9. Drug Offences

PART 6: ATTEMPTS AND COMPLICITY
10. Attempts
11. Participation in Crime

PART 7: DEFENCES
12. Provocation
13. Self-defence
14. Mistake and Criminal Responsibility
15. Mental Impairment and Related Defences

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