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Textbook on Criminal Law [Paperback]

Michael Allen
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18 Jun 2009 0199551340 978-0199551347 10
Textbook on Criminal Law, now in its tenth edition, has been providing students of criminal law with a readable and reliable introduction to the subject for the past twenty years. Thorough enough that readers can feel confident in their knowledge, yet concise enough not to overwhelm, this book gets the balance between detail and coverage right. This new edition has been totally updated to include all of the latest case law and statutory changes. The author's lively writing style and forthright attitude to judicial and legal decisions means that the text is an entertaining as well as an accurate read. The two colour text design, and highlighted case fact summaries, questions, examples, and key points ensure that the information provided is broken down and easy to digest and comprehend. Further reading sections provide students with a carefully selected starting point for further research. In short, students at degree level or above, studying criminal law for the first time, should not be without this book. Online Resource Centre Regular online updates ensure that the book stays current after publication, and an online chapter on Misuse of Drugs Act Offences ensures that the book caters to a wide variety of courses


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  • Paperback: 616 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 10 edition (18 Jun 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199551340
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199551347
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 17 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 474,551 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book is extremely thorough and covers all the relevant subjects for the study of criminal law in admirable detail. One could therefore be confident as a student that purchasing the book would equip you for all eventualities. Diana Bretherick, British Society of Criminology Newsletter 2006 - on a previous edition --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Michael Allen is a Commissioner at the Criminal Cases Review Commission and was formerly Professor of Law at Newcastle Law School.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide to the subject 24 Feb 2004
By unlikely_heroine VINE VOICE
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Criminal Law is a subject many people find fascinating, but with quite a few tricky concepts lurking in the syllabus, it can sometimes be difficult to get to grips with the key issues.
This book is highly recommended to those studying Criminal Law - I used an earlier edition during my first year at university and found it very easy to read and follow. You do not feel, for this straightforward style, that you are missing out on the detail - the author's coverage of the key cases is really superb - and this is a subject where you will need to know those cases! There is no needless waffle here - just the principles you need to understand to do well.
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An excellent text and well worth buying especially for those doing the OCR A-level syllabus in the UK. I used it almost exlusively for my A level studies and found it both clear and concise, and yet it never lacked in detail or insight.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Allen's Criminal Text 26 Oct 2011
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This book is very good for people new to the legal field such as foreign lawyers or first-year law students. Benefits are that it is very concise and brief. Good injunction with lectures, podcasts or law journal reports. Positives are that it has good brief summaries of each area of criminal law; written in good simple English.
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4.0 out of 5 stars great book 16 May 2012
By enlite
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a must have for criminal law. i cannot fault the product or the condition. the delivery was prompt and im very pleased overall. now to read it lol
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