This textbook is an ambitious and engaging introduction to the more advanced writings on criminal law, primarily designed to allow students to ‘get under the skin’ of the topic and begin to build their critical thinking and analysis skills. Each chapter is structured around key questions and debates that provoke deeper thought and, ultimately, a clearer understanding.
The aim of the book is therefore not to present a complete overview of theoretical issues in criminal law, but rather to illustrate the current debates which are currently going on among those working in shaping the area. The text features summaries of the views of notable experts on key topics and each chapter ends with a list of guided further reading.
Macmillan Education UK; April 2015
- ISBN: 9781137475923
- Edition: 3
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- Title: Great Debates in Criminal Law
Series: Great Debates in Law
- Author: Jonathan Herring
Imprint: Red Globe Press
About The Author
Jonathan Herring is Professor of Law at the University of Oxford and a Fellow in Law at Exeter College, Oxford, UK. He is the author of two leading criminal law textbooks, Criminal Law published by Macmillan International Higher Education and Criminal Law: Text, Cases, and Materials published by Oxford University Press. He also writes well-known textbooks on family law and medical law. Among his other titles are works on family law and human rights, caring and the law, intoxication and sexual offences.