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Description - Criminal Law by Michael J. Allen

Criminal Law, now in its fourteenth edition, has been providing students with a readable and reliable introduction to this fascinating subject for over twenty-five years. This thorough text enables readers to feel confident in their knowledge of the law, while its concise approach ensures that they are not overwhelmed. The author's lively writing style and thought-provoking commentary on judicial and legal decisions means that the text is entertaining as well as accurate. New to this edition is an expanded introductory chapter offering students an in-depth contextual understanding of the principles underpinning the law and the social context in which they function. New end-of-chapter 'The law in context' features expand on this initial investigation offering students further contextual insights into the law under discussion. The text includes other helpful features, including, highlighted case fact summaries, questions, examples, and key points. These features ensure that the information provided is broken down and easy to comprehend. Further reading sections provide students with a carefully selected starting point for further research. In short, any student studying criminal law for the first time should not be without this book. Online Resource Centre www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/orc/allen14e This text is accompanied by a selection of online resources to support and further student learning, including - * Multiple choice questions * Legal updates * An additional chapter on Misuse of Drugs Act Offences

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198788676
ISBN-10: 0198788673
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 198mm x 34mm)
Pages: 664
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 11-May-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael J. Allen

Michael J. Allen is a former Commissioner at the Criminal Cases Review Commission and prior to that was Professor of Law at Newcastle Law School.

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