This popular title combines breadth of coverage with readability and sets out the principal points of criminal law in a systematic and thorough way. It is designed for use on undergraduate degree courses, graduate diplomas in law (CPE), and similar courses, and continues to provide the widest coverage of all textbooks on criminal law. The seventeenth edition covers all of the latest legislative developments, including the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004, the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005, the Drugs Act 2005, and the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006. Recent case law, including Hasan, Bentham, Wang, Rimmington; Goldstein, Jones, A-G for Jersey v Holley, Konzani, Kennedy (No2) and Quayle, is also incorporated. Online Resource Centre A new Online Resource Centre containing twice-yearly updates to the text, and web links, allows students to keep up to date with developments between editions.