This is the new edition of the leading textbook on criminal law by Professors Simester and Sullivan, now co-written with Professors Spencer, Stark, and Virgo. Simester and Sullivan's Criminal Law is an outstanding account of modern English criminal law, combining detailed exposition and analysis of the law with a careful exploration of its theoretical underpinnings. Primarily, it is written for undergraduate students of criminal law and it has become the set text in many leading universities. Additionally, the book is used as an important point of reference in academic writing and postgraduate research in England and abroad. Simester and Sullivan's Criminal Law has been cited by appellate courts throughout the world.
The sixth edition is comprehensively updated throughout to set out and analyse all key development in the field with the work's trademark clarity and critical rigour.
Review of the Fifth Edition
`undoubtedly a first-rate companion for any undergraduate or post-graduate law course. Since attaining international recognition and citation in appellate courts worldwide, the security of the text's position as a point of academic reference remains as steadfast as ever.'
John Taggart BL, Criminal Law Review.
AP Simester is Provost's Chair in Law at the National University of Singapore and the Edmund-Davies Professor of Criminal Law at King's College London. JR Spencer QC is Professor Emeritus of Law at the University of Cambridge, a Life Fellow of Selwyn College and a Bye-Fellow at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge. Findlay Stark is University Lecturer in Law at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. GR Sullivan is Emeritus Professor of Law at University College, London. GJ Virgo is Professor of English Private Law at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge.
1 Criminal Law: Definition and Ambit 2 The Rule of Law and The European Convention 3 Interpretation and Proof 4 The Actus Reus 5 Mens Rea 6 Strict And Constructive Liability 7 Secondary Participation 8 Vicarious and Corporate Liability 9 The Inchoate Offences 10 Homicide 11 Non-Fatal Offences Against The Person 12 The Principal Sexual Offences 13 Theft 14 Related Offences 15 Fraud 16 The Moral Limits of Criminalisation 17 Defences: An Overview 18 Failure of Proof: Mistake And Intoxication 19 Mental Condition Defences 20 Defences of Circumstantial Pressure 21 Permissible Conduct 22 Defences and Blame: Some Observations