Criminal Law provides a concise account of all the relevant aspects of criminal law in a manageable and thought-provoking way. Underpinned by the author's expert insight, this is an essential introductory guide to criminal law. In an area where case law is so integral to effective understanding of the different legal principles, Criminal Law provides numerous key case summaries to help students remember the key points of law, with an authoritative
guiding commentary to help them think critically about and around the subject.
Students are able to consolidate their own learning through supporting chapter summaries, further reading, and self-test questions throughout the book.
Nicola Padfield is a Reader in Criminal and Penal Justice at the Law Faculty and Master of Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge. A qualified barrister, she has published widely on criminal law and criminal justice and is a Bencher of the Middle Temple.