Ashworth's Principles of Criminal Law

Author: Jeremy Horder

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198753071

Category: Criminal law

Page: 526

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Ashworth's Principles of Criminal Law, now in its eight edition, takes a distinctly different approach to the study of criminal law, whilst still covering all of the vital topics found on criminal law courses. Uniquely theoretical, it seeks to elucidate the underlying principles and theoretical foundations of the criminal law, and aims to critically engage readers by contextualizing and analysing the law. This is essential reading for students seeking a sophisticated and critically engaging exploration of the subject. The text is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre 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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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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Reconstructing Criminal Law

Critical Perspectives on Crime and the Criminal Process

Author: Nicola Lacey,Celia Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 659

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This edition of this alternative to the standard black letter criminal law text. Employing a number of critical approaches, including a feminist perspective, the author analyze central aspects of criminal law in the context of the assumptions surrounding it.
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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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The Criminological Foundations of Penal Policy

Essays in Honour of Roger Hood

Author: Roger Hood,Lucia Zedner,Vinerian Professor of English Law and Associate of the Centre for Criminological Research Andrew Ashworth,Andrew Ashworth

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199265091

Category: Law

Page: 553

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How have the findings of academic criminologists affected the development of public policy? This is the central question addressed by this collection of essays, which explore the complex relationship between research and policy making. The Criminological Foundations of Penal Policy is a volume in honour of Roger Hood, Professor of Criminology and Director of the Centre for Criminological Research in the University of Oxford.
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Pluralism in International Criminal Law

Author: Elies van Sliedregt,Sergey Vasiliev

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019100829X

Category: Law

Page: 410

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Despite the growth in international criminal courts and tribunals, the majority of cases concerning international criminal law are prosecuted at the domestic level. This means that both international and domestic courts have to contend with a plethora of relevant, but often contradictory, judgments by international institutions and by other domestic courts. This book provides a detailed investigation into the impact this pluralism has had on international criminal law and procedure, and examines the key problems which arise from it. The work identifies the various interpretations of the concept of pluralism and discusses how it manifests in a broad range of aspects of international criminal law and practice. These include substantive jurisdiction, the definition of crimes, modes of individual criminal responsibility for international crimes, sentencing, fair trial rights, law of evidence, truth-finding, and challenges faced by both international and domestic courts in gathering, testing and evaluating evidence. Authored by leading practitioners and academics in the field, the book employs pluralism as a methodological tool to advance the debate beyond the classic view of 'legal pluralism' leading to a problematic fragmentation of the international legal order. It argues instead that pluralism is a fundamental and indispensable feature of international criminal law which permeates it on several levels: through multiple legal regimes and enforcement fora, diversified sources and interpretations of concepts, and numerous identities underpinning the law and practice. The book addresses the virtues and dangers of pluralism, reflecting on the need for, and prospects of, harmonization of international criminal law around a common grammar. It ultimately brings together the theories of legal pluralism, the comparative law discourse on legal transplants, harmonization, and convergence, and the international legal debate on fragmentation to show where pluralism and divergence will need to be accepted as regular, and even beneficial, features of international criminal 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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Criminal Law

Text, Cases, and Materials

Author: Jonathan Herring

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198702272

Category: Law

Page: 936

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This edition of Criminal Law: Text, Cases, and Materials offers an exceptional depth of analysis, a wealth of cases and materials all set within the theoretical context of criminal law. The effective two-part structure of each chapter in the book - the first part explaining the law as it is, the second examining the theoretical aspects - ensures that readers not only gain a secure understanding of the law itself but also acquire a fundamental appreciation of the surrounding philosophical and ethical debates. Important theoretical material is made accessible to students through a particularly engaging writing style. The author's clarity of expression brings the subject to life and places the law in context. This text is an essential and complete resource for all those wanting to get to grips with the always fascinating and sometimes challenging area of criminal law. Online Resource Centre This book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, offering updates to the law following publication, useful weblinks, and guidance on answering questions in the book. Video footage of the author talking about the book and his approach to criminal law provides the perfect introduction to your studies.
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