Criminal Law Paperback – 28 Apr 2016

[Catherine Elliott, Frances Quinn] | 504 pages.

Published by Pearson on 28 April 2016.

The ideal student textbook, Criminal Law combines the authors’ trademark clarity of writing with coverage of the key topics, case law and statutes that you’ll need to understand in your study of this fascinating subject. Written and designed for use on an LLB or GDL programme, the book also highlights areas of academic debate, criticisms of the current law and reform options.

Never an area to stand still for long, the new edition is fully up to date with all the latest developments in the area, including discussion of:


·    Whether or not a mother is criminally liable for harming her child by drinking alcohol during pregnancy (CP (A Child) v First-tier Tribunal (Criminal Injuries Compensation) (2014));

·    Strict liability in the context of drug offences;

·    The Serious Crime Act 2015 and the new offence it creates of ‘domestic abuse’;

·    The criminalisation of transgender individuals (R v McNally (2013));

·    Change to the mental element for criminal attempts (R v Pace and Rogers (2014));

·    Pyramid frauds;

·    The disproportionate criminalisation of ethnic minorities through the application of the joint enterprise doctrine.  


About the authors:

Catherine Elliott (LLB, DEA) is a qualified barrister and a 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 a particular interest in and experience of writing about the law.


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