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Criminal Law

Course Codes : LAWS1206, LAWS6106

Criminal Law

ISBN 9780195517781
Edition 2
Publication Date
Publisher Oxford Uni Press (OUP)
A valuable teaching and learning tool for law and criminology students and their instructors. Taking a problem-centred approach, Criminal Law: Problems in Context gives a critical framework for students to understand and analyse the practical applications and consequences of the criminal law in Australia. Gives the techniques to research and analyse the operation of criminal justice. A clear procedure to solve problems is set out in the first section of the book, setting the law in context. This procedure is then used to examine practical ‘life problems' and issues in the second section of the book. Set in the framework of the criminal trial, ideas about the substance and processes of crime and justice are presented that confirm or challenge students' understanding. Discusses contemporary and topical issues in Australian Criminal Law. Twenty engaging legal problems are presented in Part 2 of the book. These problems highlight important issues of law and legal process and expose ethical dilemmas. The issues explored include: EuthanasiaDiscrimination within the criminal justice processPolice powersLiability of drug ‘mules'Domestic violenceIntoxication as a defence Key features: Redesign/new look – emphasises the Problems (ch 6) and the system to analyse them (ch 3) as a teaching tool – links more closely to Australian Criminal Justice as a ‘useful companion'Two main themes – law in context and the contested process of criminal trialEngaging ‘life problems' used to structure primary topicsEach of the 23 problems are presented in a uniform way, allowing easy application of the suggested system of analysis as set out in Chapter 3

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