Criminal Law: A-Level Law

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"This textbook covers the Criminal Law option of the A-level law syllabus, and provides at the same time an ideal introduction for anyone coming to the subject for the first time. The book covers all A-level syllabuses/specification requirements in the UK, and is written by the principal examiner and principal assistant examiner in Criminal Law for one of the major examination boards. It contains extensive case illustration, and a range of examination related questions and activities. There is a special focus on key skills, and on the new synoptic assessment syllabus requirements. This fully updated third edition builds upon the success of the first two editions, including important new cases such as Andrews, Bollom, G & R, Rowland, Safi and others, Weller, Z, and important new legislation like the Sexual Offences Act 2004 and its implications."

Table of Contents

Table of statutes
Table of cases
Crime and sentencep. 3
Crime and punishmentp. 4
Effect of the Criminal Justice Act 199p. 9
The scale of fines for summary offencesp. 14
The definition of a crimep. 15
Characteristics of a crimep. 16
Criminal proceedingsp. 19
The practical testp. 20
The Human Rights Act 1998p. 22
The classification of offencesp. 23
Indictable and summary offencesp. 23
Treasons, felonies and misdemeanours: arrestable offencesp. 26
The elements of a crime: actus reusp. 28
The nature of an actus reusp. 30
An actus reus must be provedp. 33
Analysis of an actus reusp. 36
The conduct must be willedp. 37
Causationp. 42
Special instances of causationp. 56
A 'state of affairs' as an actus reusp. 58
Omissionsp. 60
The elements of a crime: mens reap. 69
Definition of termsp. 70
Basic mens reap. 86
The requirement of an ulterior intentp. 87
The variable nature of mens reap. 88
Transferred malicep. 90
Coincidence of actus reus and mens reap. 92
Motive not an element of an offencep. 95
Ignorance of the law is no defencep. 97
Mistake of law may negative mens reap. 100
Absence of a 'claim of right' as an element in mens reap. 101
Proof of intention and foresightp. 102
Crimes of negligencep. 108
Negligence as failure to comply with an objective standardp. 108
Negligence as the basis of liabilityp. 109
Degrees of negligencep. 111
Should negligence be a ground of liability?p. 112
Crimes of strict liabilityp. 115
The nature of strict liabilityp. 115
Common law and statutep. 118
The presumption of mens reap. 119
What mens rea is presumedp. 121
Recognising offences of strict liabilityp. 122
Liability is strict, not 'absolute'p. 132
Arguments for and against strict liabilityp. 133
Statutory defencesp. 137
Parties to crimep. 140
Accomplicesp. 140
Assistance after the offencep. 183
Impeding the apprehension or prosecution of arrestable offendersp. 183
Compounding an arrestable offencep. 188
Refusal to aid a constablep. 191
Vicarious liability and liability and associationsp. 192
Vicarious liabilityp. 192
General defencesp. 210
Infancyp. 211
Insanityp. 213
Diminished responsibilityp. 232
Mistakep. 237
Intoxicationp. 239
Duress and coercionp. 251
Necessityp. 266
Public and private defencep. 275
Superior ordersp. 287
Impossibilityp. 288
Non-compliance with Community lawp. 289
Incitement, conspiracy and attemptp. 290
Incitementp. 290
Conspiracyp. 295
Attemptp. 328
Impossibilityp. 343
Murder and manslaughterp. 353
Murderp. 353
Manslaughterp. 363
Offences related to homicidep. 389
Offences ancillary to murderp. 389
Complicity in suicide and suicide pactsp. 393
Infanticidep. 396
Child destruction and abortionp. 398
Genocidep. 409
Non-fatal offences against the personp. 410
Offences against the person: who is a 'person'?p. 410
Assault and batteryp. 411
Aggravated assaultsp. 425
Wounding and grievous bodily harmp. 438
Administering poisonp. 443
False imprisonmentp. 446
Offensive weaponsp. 457
Bomb hoaxes: Criminal Law Act 1977p. 464
Sexual offencesp. 466
Rapep. 466
Other offences involving sexual intercoursep. 473
Indecent assault and indecency with childrenp. 483
Indecent exposurep. 490
'Unnatural' offencesp. 492
Reformp. 497
Road traffic offencesp. 498
Careless drivingp. 499
Dangerous drivingp. 504
Causing death by dangerous or careless drivingp. 509
Theft and related offencesp. 511
Theftp. 513
Abstracting electricityp. 561
Robberyp. 562
Temporary deprivationp. 565
Making off without paymentp. 577
Stealing by spouses and corporationsp. 582
Offences involving deceptionp. 585
The common element in obtaining offencesp. 585
Obtaining property by deception: s 15p. 598
Obtaining a money transfer by deceptionp. 603
Obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception: s 16p. 604
Obtaining services by deceptionp. 606
Evasion of liability by deceptionp. 609
Procuring the execution of a valuable securityp. 614
False accounting and other fraudsp. 617
Cheatingp. 621
Blackmailp. 623
The demandp. 623
Menacesp. 624
Unwarranted demandp. 625
View to gain or intent to cause lossp. 627
Unlawful harassment of debtorsp. 629
Burglary and related offencesp. 630
Burglaryp. 630
Burglary in respect of a dwellingp. 641
Aggravated burglaryp. 642
Going equippedp. 644
Handling and related offencesp. 648
Handling stolen goodsp. 648
Dishonestly retaining a wrongful creditp. 667
Advertising for the return of stolen goodsp. 670
Money laundering and related offencesp. 670
Assisting another (A) to retain the benefit of criminal conductp. 670
Acquisition, possession or use of proceeds of criminal conductp. 671
Forgeryp. 673
The subject matter of forgeryp. 674
The forgeryp. 677
Mens rea: intent to prejudicep. 683
The offencesp. 691
Offences of damage to propertyp. 697
Destroying or damaging property of anotherp. 697
Destroying or damaging property with intent to endanger lifep. 715
Arsonp. 719
Racially aggravated criminal damagep. 719
Threats to destroy or damage propertyp. 720
Possession offencesp. 721
Kindred offencesp. 723
Miscellaneous mattersp. 724
Computer misuse offencesp. 725
Unauthorised access to computer materialp. 726
Unauthorised access with intent to commit or facilitate further offencesp. 729
Unauthorised modification of computer materialp. 730
Criminal libels and related offencesp. 733
Blasphemyp. 733
Defamatory libelp. 736
Obscene publicationsp. 739
Seditious words and libelsp. 758
Offences against public orderp. 761
Offences under the Public Order Act 1986p. 761
Public nuisancep. 772
Indexp. 777
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