Lacey, Wells and Quick Reconstructing Criminal Law: Text and Materials (Law in Context)

Lacey, Wells and Quick Reconstructing Criminal Law: Text and Materials (Law in Context)

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Celia Wells, Oliver Quick
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 4, 5/27/2010
EAN 9780521737395, ISBN10: 0521737397

Paperback, 944 pages, 24.4 x 17 x 4.7 cm
Language: English

Since the publication of the first edition, this textbook has offered one of the most distinctive and innovative approaches to the study of criminal law. Looking at both traditional and emerging areas, such as public order offences and corporate manslaughter, it offers a broad and thorough perspective on the subject. Material is organised thematically and is clearly signposted at the beginning of each section to allow the student to navigate successfully through the different fields. This fourth edition looks at topical issues such as policing, the Serious Crime Act 2007, and reform of the Fraud Act 2006. Relevant case law and extracts from the most topical and engaging debates on the subject give the subject immediacy. The book is essential for both undergraduate and postgraduate study of criminal law and justice.

Part I. Approaching Criminal Law
1. Images of criminal law
2. Criminal laws in context
3. Foundations of criminal law
Part II. Law, Order and Security
4. Social and political constructions of disorder
5. Securing order
pre-emptive measures
6. Public order
control mechanisms
7. Criminal law and justice
emerging themes
Part III. Interpersonal Violence, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Offence Preparation and Participation
8. Offences against the person
9. Drug and alcohol abuse
10. Offence preparation and participation
Part IV. Property and Propriety
11. Defining and defending private property
12. Constructing property in criminal law
13. Property rights and criminal enforcement
Part V. Regulating Sexuality and Bodily Autonomy
A Crisis of Trust and Intimacy?
14. The social construction of sexuality and bodily autonomy
15. Sexual violence
16. Regulating sexuality
17. Criminalising health care choices
Part VI. Making a Killing
Conceptions of Violence
18. The social construction of violence and personal harm
19. The criminal regulation of public safety
20. Homicide
boundary issues
21. Murder and manslaughter.