This text aims to combine breadth of coverage with readability and sets out the principal points of criminal law in a systematic and thorough way. This new edition has been revised to take account of changes that have occurred since the last publication in 1992.
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The characteristics of criminal offences
The sources and classifications of the criminal law
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