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NCJ Number: 157120 Find in a Library
Title: Textbook on Criminal Law, 3rd Edition
Author(s): M J Allen
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 463
Sponsoring Agency: Blackstone Press Ltd
London, W12 8AA, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-85431-447-5
Sale Source: Blackstone Press Ltd
Aldine Place
London, W12 8AA,
United Kingdom
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This textbook elaborates on the fundamentals of criminal liability and the current state of the law in areas covered by most criminal law courses.
Abstract: The introductory chapter covers substantive criminal law, crime definitions, functions of criminal law, offense classification, and procedural issues. Subsequent chapters deal with actus reus, mens rea, negligence and strict liability, capacity and incapacitating conditions, and general defenses. Other chapters focus on parties to crime, inchoate offenses, homicide, nonfatal offenses against the person, offenses under England's Theft Acts of 1968 and 1978, offenses involving deception, and criminal damage. Tables of cases and statutes are included. References
Main Term(s): Foreign courts
Index Term(s): Course materials; Criminal justice overview texts; Criminal law; Criminal responsibility; Criminology overview texts; England; Foreign criminal justice systems; Foreign laws; World criminology
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