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Author Arenson, Kenneth J.

Title Australian criminal law in the common law jurisdictions : cases and materials / Kenneth J Arenson, Mirko Bagaric, Peter Gillies.

Published Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
Edition 3rd ed.
Physical description xxxv, 706 p. ; 25 cm.
Notes Includes index.
Previous ed.: 2007.
Contents Pt. 1. Overview -- 1. The fundamentals of criminal law -- Pt. 2. Homicide -- 2. Homicide and Actus Reus -- 3. Murder and Mens Rea -- 4. Murder: the doctrines of provocation and self-defence -- 5. Involuntary manslaughter -- Pt. 3. Assault -- 6. Laws of assault -- 7. Sexual assault -- Pt. 4. Property offences -- 8. Theft and larceny -- 9. Deception and fraud offences -- 10. Burglary, robbery, and extortion -- Pt. 5. The doctrine of strict liability -- 11. Offences of strict and absolute liability -- Pt. 6. The inchoate offences -- 12. Attempt, incitement, and conspiracy -- Pt. 7. Participatory liability -- 13. Participation in crime: the doctrine of complicity -- Pt. 8. The general defences -- 14. The defences of compulsion: duress and necessity -- 15. Mental state defences: intoxication, insanity, and diminished responsibility.
Summary Formerly Criminal Laws in Australia, this edition has been revised to focus on the common law jurisdictions of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Clear definitions and criteria are given for each crime and review questions and problem questions in each chapter consolidate students' learning and assist them in applying the law.
Audience Tertiary/Undergraduate.
Other author Bagaric, Mirko.
Gillies, Peter, 1950-
Subject Criminal law -- Australia.
Criminal law -- Australia -- Cases.
ISBN 9780195571011 (pbk.)