Smith, Hogan, & Ormerod's Criminal Law is rightly regarded as the leading doctrinal textbook on criminal law in England and Wales. The book owes its consistent popularity to its accessible style, depth of analysis, and breadth of coverage.
Over fifty years since the publication of the first edition, Professor David Ormerod and Karl Laird continue the tradition set down by Professors Sir John Smith and Brian Hogan by producing a textbook of unrivaled quality. The text continues to be an invaluable resource for undergraduate students and an essential reference source for criminal law practitioners.
A selection of online resources accompany this text, including:
* Comprehensive annual legal updates, organized by chapter
* A full bibliography arranged alphabetically and by chapter
* A selection of additional online chapters
Professor David Ormerod QC is a Law Commissioner for England and Wales and Professor of Criminal Justice at University College London. He is also a Door Tenant at Red Lion Chambers and a Bencher of Middle Temple. Karl Laird is Fixed-term Fellow and Tutor in Law at St Hilda's College, Oxford and is an associate member of the Oxford Law Faculty. He has also taught at the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, and at the LSE.