By Tony Storey, Alan Lidbury

ISBN-10: 1843926962

ISBN-13: 9781843926962

This textbook covers the felony legislation alternative of the A-level legislations syllabus, and provides an excellent creation for anyone coming to the topic for the 1st time. 

Criminal Law covers all A-level syllabuses/specification requisites, and is written by way of the critical examiner and valuable assistant examiner in felony legislations for one of many significant exam forums. It includes large case representation, and various exam similar questions and actions. there's a exact concentrate on key abilities, and at the new synoptic overview syllabus requirements. 

This totally up-to-date 3rd variation builds upon the luck of the 1st variants.


  • provides assurance of OCR and AQA specifications
  • is recommended by way of OCR to be used with the legal legislations alternative
  • includes new OCR synoptic review resource fabrics (for use in examinations in June 2005) with extra guidance
  • discusses new laws and cases including Sexual Offences Act 2003, Andrews, Bollom, G and R, Rowland, Safi and others, Weller, Z.  

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In fact, V was still alive and eventually died from exposure. They were convicted of murder in South Africa and the conviction was upheld. The Privy Council, which used to hear appeals from South Africa and whose decisions are highly persuasive in English law, said it was ‘impossible to divide up what was really one series of acts in this way’. The above quote suggests that the answer might be different if the acts were not part of a pre-arranged plan. However, the Court of Appeal has followed Thabo Meli, in several cases where there was no previously arranged plan.

The wound caused lockjaw and, although the finger was then amputated, he died. The judge directed the jury that the question was simply whether the wound inflicted by D was the cause of death. The jury convicted. Despite enormous advances in life-saving medical technology, it is still no answer that V refuses medical treatment (Blaue [1975], where the Court of Appeal followed Holland). In Dear (1996), D slashed V with a Stanley knife, severing an artery. V (for reasons that are not entirely clear) failed to do anything to staunch the blood flow.

If D, with the mens rea of one crime, performs the actus reus of that crime, then he is guilty. g. by aiming a gun at P but missing and shooting Q) is irrelevant. This is transferred malice. • But if D, with the mens rea of one crime, performs the actus reus of a different crime, then they are not guilty of either crime. They would not have the actus reus and mens rea of the same crime, as required by the rule that all the elements of the crime must be present and coincide at the same point in time.

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