Criminal Law in Australia, 3rd edition
An engaging introduction to criminal law in all Australian jurisdictions.
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Criminal Law in Australia provides a clear and accessible introduction to the substantive criminal law in all states and territories of Australia. It encompasses general principles of criminal liability, the major categories of criminal offences, liability for attempts and accessorial liability and concludes with a discussion of the major defences. Interesting scenario problems with suggested responses demonstrate the application of the law in practice. Although primarily written for students, this book is a useful resource for anyone seeking to understand criminal law in Australia.
The comprehensively updated third edition has been extensively revised for all Australian jurisdictions, including developments relating to:
• sexual assault, including affirmative consent
• industrial manslaughter
• mental impairment
• intimate images and coercive control
• voluntary assisted dying laws
• wage theft
• clearly sets out the mens rea, actus reus and substantive law
• assist readers to gain a general understanding of criminal law principles
• includes flowcharts, tables and diagrams
• sample problem with suggested resolution for each chapter
• Burton, LexisNexis Questions and Answers: Criminal Law in Queensland and Western Australia, 2nd ed, 2015
• Hemming, Feld & Anthony, Criminal Procedure in Australia, 2nd ed, 2019
• Hickie & Lloyd, LexisNexis Questions and Answers: Criminal Law for Common Law States, 3rd ed, 2021
Table of contents
- Part 1 Introduction
- 1. Introduction
- Part 2 Offences Against the Person
- 2. Assaults
- 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