Criminal Law in Australia provides an introduction to the substantive criminal law in all states and territories of Australia. Formerly published as Butterworths Tutorial Series - Criminal Law, this book provides a concise yet comprehensive breakdown of the general principles of criminal liability, the key categories of criminal offences and the major defences. Each chapter also provides a sample problem and suggested resolution to provide a practical context for the key concepts that are discussed. The book has been substantially updated to take account of a number of significant changes in the law. This book is designed to be a useful and practical resource for anyone seeking a systematic understanding of the substantive content of the criminal law in Australia.