Simester and Sullivan's Criminal Law

Theory and Doctrine

Author: A P Simester,J R Spencer,Findlay Stark,G R Sullivan,G J Virgo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1509912045

Category: Law

Page: 1000

View: 538

This is the new edition of the leading textbook on criminal law by Professors Simester and Sullivan, now co-written with Professors Spencer, Stark, and Virgo. Simester and Sullivan's Criminal Law is an outstanding account of modern English criminal law, combining detailed exposition and analysis of the law with a careful exploration of its theoretical underpinnings. Primarily, it is written for undergraduate students of criminal law and it has become the set text in many leading universities. Additionally, the book is used as an important point of reference in academic writing and postgraduate research in England and abroad. Simester and Sullivan's Criminal Law has been cited by appellate courts throughout the world. The sixth edition is comprehensively updated throughout to set out and analyse all key development in the field with the work's trademark clarity and critical rigour. Review of the Fifth Edition 'undoubtedly a first-rate companion for any undergraduate or post-graduate law course. Since attaining international recognition and citation in appellate courts worldwide, the security of the text's position as a point of academic reference remains as steadfast as ever.' John Taggart BL, Criminal Law Review.

Criminal law

theory and doctrine

Author: A. P. Simester,G. R. Sullivan

Publisher: Hart Pub


Category: Law

Page: 695

View: 5086

Criminal Law: Theory and Doctrine aims to provide English lawyers with a sophisticated and modern account of the criminal law, combining theroretical precision and depth with a detailed exposition of the law. As such it is aimed at undergraduate law students seeking a firm grasp of doctrine and principle; it will also appeal to research students and scholars, both for its many comparative insights as well as its theoretical perspective. Scholars, in particular, will benefit from the extensive theoretical discussion, the relevance of which transcends national boundaries.Throughout, the analysis is complemented by extensive citations to case law and articles, making the book an ideal one for students, a work of theoretical significance for scholars and a work of reference for lawyers throughout the world seeking an understanding of English criminal law.

Criminal Law Theory

Doctrines of the General Part

Author: Stephen Shute,A. P. Simester

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199243495

Category: Law

Page: 332

View: 5259

Written by leading philosophers and lawyers from the United States and the United Kingdom, this collection of original essays offers new insights into a range of principles of criminality. It advances our understanding of such key issues as what amounts to a criminal act or omission, the state of mind of the perpetrator, and defences.

Vorstudien zu Vorsatz und Irrtum im Völkerstrafrecht

Versuch einer Elementarlehre für eine übernationale Vorsatzdogmatik

Author: Carl-Friedrich Stuckenberg

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110921952

Category: Law

Page: 707

View: 2214

Criminal law is no longer the exclusive domain of national legislatures. International criminal law has established itself as a new field of law, and national penal legislation has become the object of European regulation. The science of criminal law, traditionally accustomed to think within the boundaries of national law, is now faced with new tasks of analysis and systematization. Since the use of national legal concepts will create confusion in the emerging international legal discourse, an attempt is made here to grasp the notions of criminal intent and mistake in a set of neutral analytical instruments as a precondition for a transnational doctrine of mens rea and the necessary comparative work. This includes an appraisal of the impact of analytical philosophy and cognitive psychology on criminal law doctrine.

Complicity in International Law

Author: Miles Jackson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191056758

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 8684

This book examines how international law prohibits state and individual complicity. Complicity is a derivative form of responsibility that links an accomplice to the wrongdoing of a principal actor. Whenever a legal system prohibits complicity, it must address certain questions as to the content and structure of the rules. To understand how international law answers these questions, this book proposes an analytical framework in which complicity rules may be assessed and defends a normative claim as to how they should be structured. Anchored by this framework and normative claim, this book shows that international criminal law regulates individual complicity in a comprehensive way, using the doctrines of instigation and aiding and abetting to inculpate complicit participants in international crimes. By contrast, international law's regulation of state complicity was historically marked by an absence of complicity rules. This is changing. In respect of state complicity in the wrongdoing of another state, international law now imposes both specific and general complicity obligations, the latter prohibiting states from aiding or assisting another state in the commission of any internationally wrongful act. In respect of the ways that states participate in harms caused by non-state actors, the traditional normative structure of international law, which imposed obligations only on states, foreclosed the possibility of prohibiting the state's participation as a form of complicity. As that traditional normative structure has evolved, so the possibility of holding states responsible for complicity in the wrongdoing of non-state actors has emerged. More and more, both the wrongs that international actors commit, and the wrongs they help or encourage others to commit, matter.

House of Commons - Justice Committee: Post-legislative Scrutiny Of Part 2 (Encouraging Or Assisting Crime) Of The Serious Crime Act 2007 - HC 639

Sixth Report of Session 2013-14, Report, Together with Formal Minutes

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Justice Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215062239

Category: Law

Page: 35

View: 594

The Government presented its Post-legislative Scrutiny of the Serious Crime Act 2007 Memorandum to the Home Affairs Committee and Justice Committee in November 2012. The parts of the Memorandum falling within the Justice Committee's remit were a) Serious Crime Prevention Orders and b) Part 2, in particular, offences of encouraging or assisting crime in terms of prosecution and interpretation of the sections by courts and the CPS. There is concern about the trenchant criticism that Part 2 of the Serious Crime Act 2007 received. In addition, Part 2 was the subject of appeals to the Court of Appeal. The report concurs with the academics who wrote that the sections are complex and difficult to understand for lawyers, let alone for defendants, jurors and other lay-people working in the criminal justice system. It raises some key concerns and questions about the purpose of post-legislative scrutiny. It is considered that where the substance of an Act or part of an Act is to create or revise criminal offences it is appropriate for questions of a purely legal or technical nature to be considered. The latest judgment in the case of Sadique may allow the legislation to settle into accepted use and interpretation. However, the Ministry should conduct a further and full post-legislative assessment of Part 2 in 2016. If, in the meantime, the number of appeals on Part 2 increases, the Ministry should consider bringing forward legislative proposals for revising, or even replacing, Part 2 to meet the purpose of the legislation in a less tortuous fashion

Seeking Security

Pre-Empting the Commission of Criminal Harms

Author: G R Sullivan,Ian Dennis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847319297

Category: Law

Page: 370

View: 1615

Many academic criminal lawyers and criminal law theorists seek to resolve the optimum conditions for a criminal law fit to serve a liberal democracy. Typical wish lists include a criminal law that intervenes against any given individual only when there is a reasonable suspicion that s/he has caused harm to the legally protected interests of another or was on the brink of doing so. Until there is conduct that gives rise to a reasonable suspicion of criminal conduct by an individual, s/he should be allowed to go about his or her business free from covert surveillance or other forms of intrusion. All elements of crimes should be proved beyond any reasonable doubt. Any punishment should be proportionate to the gravity of the wrongdoing and when the offender has served this punishment the account should be cleared and good standing recovered. Seeking Security explores the gap between the normative aspirations of liberal, criminal law scholarship and the current criminal law and practice of Anglophone jurisdictions. The concern with security and risk, which in large part explains the disconnection between theory and practice, seems set to stay and is a major challenge to the form and relevance of a large part of criminal law scholarship.

Harm and Culpability

Author: A. P. Simester,A. T. H. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198260571

Category: Law

Page: 280

View: 2817

This volume draws together essays, from a number of leading authorities, which identify areas of the modern criminal law where there are significant conceptual difficulties. The subjects covered include justification, excuses, coercion complicity, drug-dealing and criminal harm.

Unlocking Criminal Law

Author: Jacqueline Martin,Tony Storey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444171100

Category: Law

Page: 632

View: 3961

Criminal law is a dynamic and popular element of all law degrees. Unlocking Criminal Law will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease providing you with an indispensable foundation in the subject. The book explains in detailed, yet straightforward, terms: Background to criminal law HomicideActus reus Non-fatal offences against the personMens rea Sexual offencesStrict liability TheftParties to a crime Robbery, burglary and other offences in the Theft ActsInchoate offences Deception offencesCapacity Cri.

Strafrecht Besonderer Teil 2


Author: Dennis Bock

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662547937

Category: Law

Page: 754

View: 6077

Dieses Buch enthält eine Darstellung des examensrelevanten Pflichtfachwissens zum Besonderen Teil des Strafrechts (Vermögensdelikte) anhand zahlreicher aktueller und klassischer Fallbeispiele aus der Rechtsprechung. Das Werk, in das vielfältige Lehr- und Prüfungserfahrungen eingeflossen sind, verbindet stoffliche Grundlagen – Normtexte, Definitionen und Auslegungsprobleme („Streitstände“) – mit dem Ansatz eines Casebooks, welches Studierenden wichtige Leitentscheidungen in der Originalfassung nahebringt. So ist ein durchgängiger Fallbezug gewahrt, der eine optimale Vorbereitung auf Klausuren von der Zwischenprüfung bis zum Examen ermöglicht. Zahlreiche Hinweise aus Rechtsprechung und (gerade auch didaktischer) Literatur erleichtern die eigenständige Vertiefung. „Strafrecht Besonderer Teil – Vermögensdelikte“ ist der dritte Band einer Gesamtdarstellung des materiellen Strafrechts aus einer Hand; er wird ergänzt durch einen Band zum „Allgemeinen Teil" und einen zum „Besonderen Teil – Nichtvermögensdelikte“.

Paternalismus im Strafrecht

die Kriminalisierung von selbstschädigendem Verhalten

Author: Andrew von Hirsch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783832955182

Category: Criminal law

Page: 355

View: 4135


Card, Cross & Jones: Criminal Law

Author: Richard Card

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199646422

Category: Law

Page: 826

View: 8379

This popular title combines breadth of coverage with readability and sets out the principal points of criminal law in a systematic and thorough way. This edition includes the most recent legislative and case law developments.

Geldansprüche bei Persönlichkeitsverletzungen durch Medien

Author: Normann Witzleb

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161477669

Category: Law

Page: 517

View: 5551

English summary: In this comparative study, Normann Witzleb examines the systems of monetary remedies for invasions of personal privacy under German and English law. In which circumstances can a plaintiff claim monetary and/or non-monetary remedies for the wrong suffered? What is the relationship between compensatory and restitutionary remedies? Is there a legitimate role for punitive remedies? The author argues in favor of a more open recognition of the economic components of personality interests. He makes practical suggestions as to how the law of remedies could be developed in order to achieve more comprehensive protection in this area. German description: Eingriffe der Medien in den privaten Lebensbereich stehen seit einiger Zeit wieder im Blickpunkt der juristischen Fachwelt, der politischen Institutionen sowie der breiten Offentlichkeit. Die zunehmende Zahl von Personlichkeitsverletzungen aus kommerziellen Motiven hat dazu gefuhrt, dass die Rechtsprechung fur diese Falle nunmehr deutlich hohere Geldentschadigungen zuspricht, um so dem Anreiz zu Personlichkeitsverletzungen entgegenzuwirken.Normann Witzleb setzt sich in seiner rechtsvergleichenden Arbeit kritisch mit dieser an der Pravention orientierten Rechtsprechung auseinander und untersucht, ob es nicht wirksamere Wege gibt, monetare Rechtsbehelfe zum Personlichkeitsschutz einzusetzen. Er zeigt, nach welchen Kriterien und in welchem Umfang das deutsche und englische Recht bei personlichkeitsverletzenden Medienveroffentlichungen Geldersatz zuerkennen, wie schadens- und bereicherungsrechtliche Anspruche begrundet werden und in welchem Verhaltnis sie zueinander sowie zu nicht-monetaren Rechtsbehelfen stehen.Normann Witzleb kommt zu dem Schluss, dass Anspruche auf Herausgabe des durch den Eingriff erzielten Erloses fur die Zwecke der Pravention und der Gewinnabschopfung vielfach besser geeignet sind als die bisher von beiden Rechtsordnungen favorisierte Losung uber die Geldentschadigung. Der verstarkte Einsatz erlosorientierter Rechtsbehelfe wurde sich nicht nur schlussiger in die zivilrechtliche Dogmatik einfugen, sondern auch erlauben, die materiellen und immateriellen Folgen von Personlichkeitsverletzungen differenzierter zu erfassen, und damit schwierige Bemessungsfragen vereinfachen.


Besonderer Teil

Author: Peter Schlechtriem,Martin Schmidt-Kessel

Publisher: Mohr Siebrek Ek

ISBN: 9783161490460

Category: Law

Page: 500

View: 7603

Die beiden Lehrbucher von Peter Schlechtriem zum Allgemeinen und Besonderen Teil des Schuldrechts werden von Martin Schmidt-Kessel fortgefuhrt. Es liegt bereits die Neuauflage zum Allgemeinen Schuldrecht vor, welche die uberbordende Diskussion zum neuen Schuldrecht in diesem Kernbereich des Privatrechts nachzuzeichnen sucht.Im Besonderen Teil des Schuldrechts, der nunmehr erstmals in der Neubearbeitung durch Martin Schmidt-Kessel vorgelegt wird, werden Schwerpunkte beim Kaufrecht, beim Werkvertragsrecht und beim Recht der ausservertraglichen Haftung gesetzt. Die Darstellung der gesetzlichen Regelung wird durch Fallbeispiele aus der Rechtsprechung erganzt."Das Werk von Martin Schmidt-Kessel und Peter Schlechtriem ist einer der sichersten Fuhrer durch die Untiefen des allgemeinen und des besonderen Teiles des deutschen Schuldrechts nach der Schuldrechtsreform und vor weiteren Anderungen des BGB aufgrund europaischer Veranlassung." (Mai 2006)

Agency and Action

Author: David Owain Maurice Charles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521603560

Category: Law

Page: 342

View: 3046

One of the most exciting developments in philosophy in the last fifty years is the resurgence in the philosophy of action. The concept of action now occupies a central place in ethics, metaphysics and jurisprudence. This collection of original essays, by some of the most astute and influential philosophers working in this area, covers the entire range of the philosophy of action. Topics covered include the nature of actions themselves; how the concepts of act, agent, cause and event are related to each other; self-knowledge, emotion, autonomy and freedom in human life; and the place of the concept of action in criminal law. The volume concludes with a major essay by one of America's leading authorities in the philosophy of law on 'the 3.5 billion dollar question': was the destruction of the World Trade Center one event or two?

Criminal Law & Criminal Justice

An Introduction

Author: Noel Cross

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446248194

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 7309

This accessible text enables criminology and criminal justice students to understand and critically evaluate criminal law in the context of criminal justice and wider social issues. The book explains criminal law comprehensively, covering both general principles and specific types of criminal offences. It examines criminal law in its social context, as well as considering how it is used by the criminal justice processes and agencies which enforce it in practice. Covering all the different theoretical approaches that the student of criminology and criminal justice will need to understand, the book provides learning tools such as: -chapter objectives - making the structure of the book easy to follow for students -questions for discussion and student exercises - helping students to think critically about the ideas and concepts in each chapter, and to undertake further independent and reflective study -'definition boxes' explaining key concepts - helping students who are not familiar with specialist criminal law terminology to understand what the key basic concepts in criminal law really mean in practice -a companion Website which incorporates a range of resources for lecturers and students.

Recht und Moral

Author: Hans Jörg Sandkühler (Hg.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3787331107

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

View: 9290

Zwischen Rechtsverständnissen, nach denen es nur juridische, nicht aber moralische Rechte geben kann, und einem individualethischen Ansatz, nach dem Personen moralische Rechte haben, gibt es einen anhaltenden Streit. Im Kontext mit der Bestimmung des Verhältnisses von Recht und Moral gibt es darüber hinaus ein zweites Spannungsfeld: die Frage, ob das Recht einer Begründung durch Moral bedarf, wenn es nicht nur auf Legalität, sondern auch auf Legitimität Anspruch erheben will. Die Beiträge dieses Bandes sind - kontrovers - Differenzierungen zwischen Recht, Moral und Ethik und den Fragen gewidmet, wie sich Moral und Recht zueinander verhalten und ob moralische Ansprüche als Rechte verstanden werden können. Weitere Themen sind Gründe für die Transformation moralischer Ansprüche in positives Recht, der moralische Inhalt und die positiv-rechtliche Form der Menschen- und Grundrechte und philosophische Wege zu Ethik und Recht am Beispiel der gegenwärtigen arabisch-islamischen Philosophie. Inhalt: Hans Jörg Sandkühler: Moral und Recht? Recht oder Moral? Zur Einführung -.- Dietmar von der Pfordten: Zur Differenzierung von Recht, Moral und Ethik -.- Georg Mohr: Gibt es moralische Rechte? -.- Dagmar Borchers: Moralische Rechte - wie steht der Utilitarismus heute dazu? -.- Sarhan Dhouib: Philosophische Wege zu Ethik und Recht. Beispiele aus derarabisch-islamischen Philosophie der Gegenwart -.- Georg Lohmann: Die moralische und die juridische Dimension der Menschenrechte -.- Heiner Bielefeldt: Menschenwürde: der Grund der Menschenrechte -.- Herlinde Pauer-Studer: Verletzung von Menschenrechten.