Principles of Federal Criminal Law 3e
Stephen Odgers SC
Publication Date :
15 Feb 2015
Principles of Federal Criminal LawÂ 3rd Edition is a comprehensive examination of the general principles of federal criminal law outlined in Chapter 2 of the CommonwealthÂ Criminal Code. Stephen Odgers SCÂ provides commentary on specific terms and phrases used in Chapter 2 as well as examples of how each principle may be applied. Â As both the significance of the Code and number of offences under it continue to increase, practitioners must contend with its principles and language. This title guides the reader through the principles and makes them accessible both to criminal lawyers dealing with a widening range of criminal offences, and to commercial lawyers who must grapple with criminal penalties for commercial crime. The Third Edition is updated to include treatment of the following developments: determining the precise physical elements of an offence: inÂ Li v Chief of ArmyÂ ,Â Agius v The QueenÂ  and other cases; difficulty applying the Code where a key term is defined elsewhere in statute: inÂ Weng v The QueenÂ  and other cases; Â liability for omissions: inÂ DPP (Cth) v PoniatowskaÂ Â  Â andÂ DPP (Cth) v KeatingÂ ; proving intention: inÂ Luong v DPPÂ (Cth); meaning of dishonesty: inÂ Sayed v The QueenÂ  ; meaning of â€œa reasonable beliefâ€ to support a Code defence:Â in Luong v DPPÂ (Cth)Â  ; circumstances of â€œsudden or extraordinary emergencyâ€: inÂ Ajayi v The QueenÂ  and other cases; defence of mistake/ignorance of fact: inÂ Bahar v The QueenÂ  and other cases; attempt: inÂ Inegbedion v RÂ  and other cases; complicity: inÂ Handlen v The QueenÂ  and other cases; conspiracy:Â inÂ McKenzie v Magistrates' Court of VictoriaÂ  and other cases; and evidential burden of proof: inÂ The Queen v KhazaalÂ Â . Principles of Federal Criminal LawÂ 3rd Edition is a unique work offering essential guidance.Â This is provided in definitive form by one of Australiaâ€™s most distinguished lawyers, making this a must-have resource for practitioners in both criminal and commercial law, public lawyers, the courts, the police and academics.