Criminal Law Elements, 7th edition

Essential elements of criminal law in common law states

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409352368
Release Date: November 29, 2021
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409352375
Release Date: November 29, 2021
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Criminal Law Elements is a succinct introduction to the essential elements of criminal law in common law states. It provides a clear, accessible and current discussion of criminal offences in New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria. The author details and explains the basic elements of criminal law and provides examples of solutions to problem questions. This book is a valuable resource for students and anyone wishing to understand the common law criminal law system, as well as a concise reference for practitioners.

The seventh edition has been fully revised and updated with new leading cases from principal appellate courts in Australia and new legislative provisions that have effected significant changes to the criminal law. This includes rape law reform in each jurisdiction, judicial decisions on the extreme provocation defence in NSW, and recent reforms to mental impairment. The book clarifies and simplifies complex areas of law, for example, in relation to property offences and offences extending criminal liability.


• Clear and concise introduction to Criminal Law in the common law jurisdictions
• Key points at the beginning of each chapter and student tips throughout
• Specifically designed to assist students to develop a solid grasp of the principles of Criminal Law

Related Titles

• Arenson & Bagaric, Criminal Processes and Investigative Procedures: Victoria and Commonwealth, 5th ed, 2021
• Caruso et al, South Australian Criminal Law and Procedure, 2nd ed, 2017
• Crofts et al, Waller & Williams Criminal Law: Text and Cases, 14th ed, 2021
• Howie et al, Hayes & Eburn Criminal Law and Procedure in New South Wales, 6th ed, 2020
• Hickie, Lloyd & Beaumont, LexisNexis Questions & Answers: Criminal Law for Common Law States, 3rd ed, 2021
• Howie, Quick Reference Card: Criminal Law for the Common Law States, 2015


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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: New South Wales

  10. Property Offences: Victoria and South Australia

  11. Extending Criminal Liability: Complicity, Conspiracy and Attempt

  12. Defences: Mental Impairment and Automatism

  13. Defences: Intoxication, Mistake of Fact, Self-Defence, Duress and Necessity