Understanding Criminal Law Revised Edition
Few subjects provoke as much public fascination and political concern as crime and criminality. Criminology is an ideal textbook for undergraduate students approaching the subject for the first time. It examines a wide range of topics, including historical and contemporary understandings of crime and criminal justice; different forms of crime – from street crime to state crime; who commits crime and who are the victims of crime; and how society and state agencies respond to crime and disorder. The contributions to this book offer clear, accessible introductions to the main topics and issues of criminology. Questions, summaries, further reading guidance, useful web links, and tables and diagrams can be found throughout. The third edition includes contributions from six new authors and contains new chapters on cybercrime, and ‘crime, culture, and everyday life’. Online Resource Centre This book is accompanied by an extensive Online Resource Centre which can be used by lecturers and students alike. The resources available are as follows: Lecturer Resources Lecture notes by chapter Powerpoint slides to accompany lecture notes Test bank of multiple choice questions Student Resources Updates Chapter synopses Annotated further reading lists Interactive glossary Web links.
About the Author
Dr Emma Wincup is Director of Student Education and Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the School of Law, University of Leeds.
In this book, the authors propose a set of improved and modernised provisions expressing the general principles of criminal responsibility. This set of principles will comprise a “General Part” which, it is proposed , will form part of Singapore’s Penal Code. The key objective of devising and enacting the General Part is to significantly revitalise the Penal Code and restore many of its original technical attributes. Each chapter of this book comprises: (a) a carefully considered and drafted provision on a general principle of criminal responsibility; (b)a summary of the existing law in Singapore pertaining to that principle; (c) a selection of recent formulations of that principle from other jurisdictions to benchmark Singapore’s law (both current and proposed) with international best practices; and (d) a comparison of these formulations with the provision proposed in this book for inclusion as a General Part in Singapore’s Penal Code.
This package includes a physical copy of Criminal Law, 9/e by Elliott/Quinn as well as access to the eText and MyLawChamber. Criminal Law clearly sets out the key topics your students will need to understand, unpicking the relevant case and statute law, whilst discussing the issues and academic debates that inevitably arise from this contentious area of law. The authors also provide criticism of the current law as well as discussion around reform. MyLawChamber is a complete online teaching and learning platform designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts, and by providing educators with a robust set of tools for easily gauging and addressing the performance of students. MyLawChamber engages students with high-quality multimedia learning experiences that help law students excel. In every exercise, students receive immediate feedback so they see mistakes right away, learn precisely which concepts are holding them back, and master concepts through targeted practice. For Students: * Case Navigator (in conjunction with LexisNexis), a tool to help improve students’ case reading and comprehension skills. * Virtual Lawyer, an interactive scenario-based programme to help students apply their knowledge of the law to problem questions. For Educations: * Pearson eText, a fully-searchable electronic version of your chosen text which you can customise, annotate, highlight and bookmark. * Test banks of multiple-choice-questions providing formative assessment.
About the Author
Catherine Elliott (LLB, DEA) is a qualified barrister and Senior Lecturer in Law at City University, London. She has extensive experience of teaching and writing about law. Frances Quinn is an award-winning journalist, with particular interest in and experience of the law.
Through the use of legislation, selected cases and materials enhanced with commentary from the author himself, Understanding Criminal Law has been written to give the reader a clear explanation of the fundamental principles of criminal law and the criminal justice system. The liberal use of symbols, diagrams and charts is designed to give a clearer understanding of this particular area of law, and the book, through these same tools, aims to stimulate reflection and discussion on the various issues surrounding this fascinating subject.
S Chandra Mohan has drawn on his vast experience as a legal officer, judge and teacher of the law to produce this fascinating work. For years he has taught students to appreciate the principles of criminal law and procedure by telling them that the law in this intriguing area is more than what is in the law books – it is about knowing first what is around them that makes for a better understanding of what the criminal justice system really is. Many legal scholars, lawyers and judges on both sides of the causeway owe their enduring interest in criminal law and procedure to his unique methods of dispensing knowledge of the law and procedure, an enlightening experience which users of this book will no doubt enjoy partaking in.