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Allen's downfall and shortcomings,
This review is from: Textbook on Criminal Law (Paperback)
The book is quite concise and sumarises things some what well, if you are looking for just a quick and brief read I highly recommend it.
However, this book is certainly lacking in depth and analysis, the writer seldom provides other opinions or view points and tends to only present his own. Often times he tries to be humurous but fails dramatically. I consider this to be one of the worst written legal text books, and would ask you to stay away if you are looking for some thing more in terms of legal thought. As a previous reviewer stated, the refrencing in this book is also poor.
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Initial post: 4 Jan 2014 17:58:33 GMT
The author is entitled to present his own opinions in his own book. After all, the book is called "Textbook on Criminal Law" so there is nothing to suggest that it contains anything other than the author's own views. A student of criminal law wanting a variety of legal opinions would be well advised to read one of the many textbooks available entitled "Text, Cases and Materials on Criminal Law" (for example, by Dine, Gobert and Wilson or Janet Loveless). It is a mistake to think that a good grade can be achieved in undergraduate studies by reading only one textbook. A conscientious student would always read from a number of different sources rather than expect a single author to do all the work for him/her.
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