Simester and Sullivan's Criminal Law
This is the fifth edition of the leading textbook on modern English criminal law. The book combines 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. Cited by appellate courts throughout the world, the book is used as an important point of reference in academic writing and postgraduate research. There have been a large number of important appellate decisions since the previous edition. This new case law, among other things, provides helpful guidance for the interpretation of offenses under the UK's Serious Crime Act 2007 and the defense of loss of self control provided by the Coroners and Criminal Justice Act 2009. There have been significant developments in the laws relating to rape, self-defense, defense of property, and duress. Special mention should be made of the continuing stream of appellate cases arising from uncertainties, as to the nature and scope of secondary liability in the crimes of others.
Publication Date: 8/19/2013