Ashworth's Principles of Criminal Law

Author: Jeremy Horder

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198777663

Category: Law

Page: 584

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Ashworth's Principles of Criminal Law, now in its ninth edition, takes a distinctive approach to the subject of criminal law, whilst still covering all of the vital topics found on criminal law courses. Uniquely theoretical, it seeks to enlighten the reader as to the underlying principles and theoretical foundations of the criminal law, critically engaging readers by contextualizing and analysing the law. This is essential reading for students seeking a sophisticated and critically engaging exploration of the subject. Online Resources The text is accompanied by online resources housing a full bibliography as well as a selection of useful web links.
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Principles of Criminal Law

Author: Andrew Ashworth

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Criminal law

Page: 534

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This new edition of the popular and highly respected Criminal Law textbook, has been revised and completely updated to incorporate all developments in the field of criminal law since 1995.The criminal law is an increasingly complex and fascinating subject. The basic structure of this book on the subject has been retained, as has its emphasis on introducing the criminal law to students through the principles which lie behind, or should lie behind, it. Issues of principle and policyinvolved in the shaping of law as created by the legislature, courts, law reform bodies, and academic commentators are again dealt with.In this new edition greater emphasis is placed on the growing number of principles stemming from the European Convention on Human Rights. Specific attention is also paid to new developments in the law relating to complicity, provocation and other manslaughters, and to the defence of duress.
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Principles of Criminal Law

Author: Andrew Ashworth,Jeremy Horder

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199672687

Category: Law

Page: 510

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"Provides a refined analysis of the theoretical foundations which shape the statutory provisions and case law"--Page 4 of cover.
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The Criminal Process

Author: Andrew Ashworth,Mike Redmayne

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199547289

Category: Law

Page: 471

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Andrew Ashworth and Mike Redmayne address one of the most controversial areas of the entire criminal process - the pre-trial stage. Following the detention of suspects in police custody, the authors examine key issues in the pre-trial process.
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Principles and Values in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Essays in Honour of Andrew Ashworth

Author: Lucia Zedner,Julian V. Roberts

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199696799

Category: Law

Page: 333

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Bringing together leading international scholars, this volume explores questions of principle and value in criminal law and criminal justice. The collected essays celebrate the scholarship of Andrew Ashworth, Vinerian Professor of English Law at the University of Oxford. Andrew Ashworth's influence upon criminal law, criminal justice, and punishment has been immense. This work celebrates that influence. Ashworth is renowned, not least, for hiscommitment to elaborating a body of principles and values that should underpin criminalization, the criminal process, and sentencing. The essays in this volume advance his project of exploring normative issuesat the heart of criminal law and criminal justice. The contributing authors have written highly original essays examining issues and topics to which Ashworth has made a particular contribution.
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Individual Criminal Responsibility in International Law

Author: Elies van Sliedregt

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191627755

Category: Law

Page: 376

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This book examines the concept of individual criminal responsibility for serious violations of international law, i.e. aggression, genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Such crimes are rarely committed by single individuals. Rather, international crimes generally connote a plurality of offenders, particularly in the execution of the crimes, which are often orchestrated and masterminded by individuals behind the scene of the crimes who can be termed 'intellectual perpetrators'. For a determination of individual guilt and responsibility, a fair assessment of the mutual relationships between those persons is indispensable. By setting out how to understand and apply concepts such as joint criminal enterprise, superior responsibility, duress, and the defence of superior orders, this work provides a framework for that assessment. It does so by bringing to light the roots of these concepts, which lie not merely in earlier phases of development of international criminal law but also in domestic law and legal doctrine. The book also critically reflects on how criminal responsibility has been developed in the case law of international criminal tribunals and courts. It thus illuminates and analyses the rules on individual responsibility in international law.
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Criminal Law

Author: Nicola Padfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198778317

Category:

Page: 432

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Criminal Law provides a concise account of all the relevant aspects of criminal law in a manageable and thought-provoking way. Underpinned by the author's expert insight, this is an essential introductory guide to criminal law. In an area where case law is so integral to effective understanding of the different legal principles, Criminal Law provides numerous key case summaries to help students remember the key points of law, with an authoritative guiding commentary to help them think critically about and around the subject. Students are able to consolidate their own learning through supporting chapter summaries, further reading, and self-test questions throughout the book.
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Preventive Justice

Author: Andrew Ashworth,Lucia Zedner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191021059

Category: Law

Page: 310

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This book arises from a three-year study of Preventive Justice directed by Professor Andrew Ashworth and Professor Lucia Zedner at the University of Oxford. The study seeks to develop an account of the principles and values that should guide and limit the state's use of preventive techniques that involve coercion against the individual. States today are increasingly using criminal law or criminal law-like tools to try to prevent or reduce the risk of anticipated future harm. Such measures include criminalizing conduct at an early stage in order to allow authorities to intervene; incapacitating suspected future wrongdoers; and imposing extended sentences or indefinate on past wrongdoers on the basis of their predicted future conduct - all in the name of public protection and security. The chief justification for the state's use of coercion is protecting the public from harm. Although the rationales and justifications of state punishment have been explored extensively, the scope, limits and principles of preventive justice have attracted little doctrinal or conceptual analysis. This book re-assesses the foundations for the range of coercive measures that states now take in the name of prevention and public protection, focussing particularly on coercive measures involving deprivation of liberty. It examines whether these measures are justified, whether they distort the proper boundaries between criminal and civil law, or whether they signal a larger change in the architecture of security. In so doing, it sets out to establish a framework for what we call 'Preventive Justice'.
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Complicity in International Law

Author: Miles Jackson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191056758

Category: Law

Page: 272

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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.
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A New Homicide Act for England and Wales?

A Consultation Paper

Author: Great Britain: Law Commission

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780117302648

Category: Law

Page: 336

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This consultation paper reviews the law relating to homicide in England and Wales, and sets out a number of provisional proposals in order to establish a more rational and coherent framework of legislation. Issues discussed include: the existing law and problems with it; the definition of murder and manslaughter; partial defences including provocation, diminished responsibility and duress; the fault element in murder and the concept of intention; and the doctrine of double-effect. The paper proposes the creation of a new Homicide Act (to replace the Homicide Act 1957) to establish clear definitions of murder and the partial defences to it, as well as defining manslaughter, within a graduated system of offences (the ladder principle) to reflect seriousness of offence and degrees of mitigation. For example, the offence of murder should be divided into two categories, of 'first degree murder' (with a mandatory life sentence) and 'second degree' (with a discretionary life sentence maximum). Responses to the consultation paper proposals should be received by 13.04.2006.
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