Clarkson and Keating: Criminal Law examines the main principles and rules of criminal law and explores the theoretical bases upon which they are founded in an easily digestible text. The work combines the best features of a standard “textbook” with those of a “cases and materials” book to provide guidance and direction on the law, whilst presenting a substantial amount of key primary material selected from a diversity of sources.
- Includes extracts from cases and academic articles, carefully edited to make them accessible to students
- Draws on non-legal contextual material to provide a social context to the law rather than a mere analysis of the rules
- Examines the relationship between substantive criminal law and penology
- Highlights how criminal law is inextricably linked to fundamental issues of moral philosophy and penology
- Update to the law of dishonesty in theft and fraud in Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd and R v Barton and Booth
- New section on criminal damage to take account of the SQE curriculum
- New section on developments to the law on coercive and controlling behaviour