Book Title : Criminal Law The General Part

criminal law the general part

Release Date : 2015-09-23
ISBN Code : 9789956762781
Book Author : Anyangwe, Carlson
Book Publisher : Langaa RPCIG
Total Pages : 564

Book Summary :

This is a comprehensive, insightful, lucid, intense and unrivalled text on the general part of the criminal law in Cameroon. Beginning with an account of the historical development of the criminal law generally, the author proceeds to analyse and discuss in detail the principles governing application of the criminal law, criminal responsibility, participation in crime, penalties, and sentencing. These principles are broadly the same in other jurisdictions. The book balances theoretical content with case-law illustrations to enhance readability, comprehension and assimilation. It is an invaluable source and essential reading for law students and teachers, and lawyers in private practice and government service.

Book Title : The General Part of Criminal Law

the general part of criminal law

Release Date : 2001-01-01
ISBN Code : STANFORD:36105026135900
Book Author : Henrietta J. A. N. Mensa-Bonsu
Book Publisher : Blackmask
Total Pages : 552

Book Summary :

A study on criminal law in two volumes, both accessible to the general reader and to professionals. Volume one covers the general theoretical part of criminal law. It defines and discusses the general nature of crime and criminal law, the scope and functions of criminal law, and the principle of legality. It similarly proposes definitions, theories, purposes and aims, and justification of punishment. The work covers criminal liability; the actus reus, the mens rea, and exceptions to these liabilities. A final section outlines causation theories, joint causation, contributory negligence and jurisdiction. The volume also includes articles on theoretical problems and extensive case notes.

Book Title : Criminal Law Theory

criminal law theory

Release Date : 2002
ISBN Code : 0199243492
Book Author : Stephen Shute
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages : 332

Book Summary :

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.

Book Title : Treatise on International Criminal Law

treatise on international criminal law

Release Date : 2016-08-11
ISBN Code : 9780199665617
Book Author : Kai Ambos
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 880

Book Summary :

Since the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in 1998, international criminal law has rapidly grown in importance. This three-volume treatise on international criminal law presents a foundational, systematic, consistent, and comprehensive analysis of the field. Taking into account the scholarly literature, not only sources written in English but also in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish, the book draws on the author's extensive academic and practical work in international criminal law. This third volume offers a comprehensive analysis of the procedures and implementation of international law by international criminal tribunals and the International Criminal Court. Through analysis of the framework of international criminal procedure, the author considers each stage in the process of proceedings before the ICC, including the role of legal participants, the scope of jurisdiction, and the enforcement of sentences. The full three-volume treatise addresses the entirety of international criminal law, re-stating and re-examining the fundamental principles upon which it rests, the manner it is enacted, and the key issues that are shaping its future. It is essential reading for practitioners, scholars, and students of international criminal law alike.

Book Title : The Criminal Law of Japan

the criminal law of japan

Release Date : 1997-01-01
ISBN Code : 083770653X
Book Author : Shigemitsu Dandō
Book Publisher : William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
Total Pages : 521

Book Summary :

This book is the English translation of Professor Dando's seminal work on the general part of Japanese penal law. Very little has been translated about Japanese penal law, so this work should be of considerable value to non-Japanese jurists and scholars.

Book Title : Substantive Criminal Law of the European Union

substantive criminal law of the european union

Release Date : 2011
ISBN Code : 9789046604403
Book Author : André Klip
Book Publisher : Maklu
Total Pages : 253

Book Summary :

The book is the result of the conference "Substantive Criminal Law of the European Union" organised by the Criminal Law Department of Maastricht University on 20 and 21 January 2011, with the generous support of the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University, the Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen, the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology of Maastricht University and the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HIIL). --

Book Title : Criminal Law

criminal law

Release Date : 2016-01-01
ISBN Code : 9781305856608
Book Author : Joel Samaha
Book Publisher : Cengage Learning
Total Pages : 576

Book Summary :

Providing the undergraduate criminal law course with a nationally acclaimed blend of analysis and illustrative cases, Joel Samaha's CRIMINAL LAW has been the textbook of choice among instructors for more than 30 years. Praised for his clear, concise, and engaging writing style, Samaha presents criminal law using a combined text/casebook approach. The text is known for its methodical, careful explanations of traditional law categories as well as its inclusion of both classic and contemporary cases. Packed with the latest topics and cases, new You Decide critical thinking features, and new Criminal Law in Focus discussions, the Twelfth Edition is even more effective in helping students understand and think analytically about the underlying principles and policies that specific cases illustrate. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Book Title : The General Part of the Criminal Law of Norway

the general part of the criminal law of norway

Release Date : 1965
ISBN Code : 083770202X
Book Author : Johannes Andenaes
Book Publisher : Fred B Rothman & Company
Total Pages : 346

Book Summary :

After a through introduction to the purposes of punishment and other forms of restraint, from both the legal and behavioural point of view, and a similar discussion of the causes of criminality, the author proceeds to a consideration of the principles of the criminal law.

Book Title : The Oxford Handbook of Criminal Law

the oxford handbook of criminal law

Release Date : 2014
ISBN Code : 9780199673599
Book Author : Markus Dirk Dubber
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 1203

Book Summary :

Providing scholars with a comprehensive international resource, a common point of entry into cutting edge contemporary research and a snapshot of the state and scope of the field, this Handbook takes a broad approach to its subject matter, disciplinarily, geographically, and systemically.

Book Title : Principles of German Criminal Law

principles of german criminal law

Release Date : 2008-12-18
ISBN Code : 9781847314796
Book Author : Michael Bohlander
Book Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 242

Book Summary :

German criminal law doctrine, as one of the more influential ones over time and on a global scale, takes rather different approaches to many of the problems of substantive law from those of the common law family of countries like the UK, the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia etc. It also differs markedly from the system which is most often used in Anglophone writing as a civil law comparison, the French law. German criminal law is a code-based model and has been for centuries. The influence of academic writing on its development has been far greater than in the judge-oriented common law models. The book will serve as a useful aid to debates about codification efforts in countries that are mostly based on a case law system, but who wish to re-structure their law in one or several criminal codes. The comparison will show that similar problems occur in all legal systems regardless of their provenance, and the attempts of individual systems at solving them, their successes and their failures, can provide a rich experience on which other countries can draw and on which they can build. The book provides an outline of the principles of German criminal law, mainly the so-called 'General Part' (eg actus reus, mens rea, defences, participation) and the core offence categories (homicide, offences against property, sexual offences). It sets out the principles, their development under the influence of academic writing and judicial decisions. The book is not meant as a textbook of German criminal law, but is a selection of interrelated in-depth essays on the central problems. Wherever it is apposite and feasible, comparison is offered to the approaches of English criminal law and the legal systems of other common and civil law countries in order to allow common lawyers to draw the pertinent parallels to their own jurisdictions.

Book Title : Criminal Law in Cameroon

criminal law in cameroon

Release Date : 2011
ISBN Code : 9789956726622
Book Author : Carlson Anyangwe
Book Publisher : African Books Collective
Total Pages : 609

Book Summary :

This is a pioneer, long overdue and truly original book that offers a unique, comprehensive and thorough exposition of the criminal law of this country by a leading scholar. This latest book by Professor Carlson Anyangwe adopts a thematic approach, each chapter covering a specific aspect of the criminal law. The text is a clear, simple and comprehensive exposition of all the offences codified in the Penal Code. It offers a rich, clear, learned and discerning analysis to understanding of the criminal law. The book is designed to instruct and to contribute to a deeper understanding of the subject, the treatment of which is unique, informative and makes for compelling reading. This is the first textbook ever on the subject in this country and it is undoubtedly an indispensable tool of trade for judges, prosecutors, lawyers in private practice, academic lawyers, law students and law enforcement officers.

Book Title : Philosophy and the Criminal Law

philosophy and the criminal law

Release Date : 1998-02-13
ISBN Code : 0521550440
Book Author : Antony Duff
Book Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 261

Book Summary :

Five legal theorists discuss a range of questions on the nature of the philosophy of criminal law.

Book Title : Comparative Concepts of Criminal Law

comparative concepts of criminal law

Release Date : 2016-01-04
ISBN Code : 1780683642
Book Author : Johannes Keiler
Book Publisher : Intersentia
Total Pages : 322

Book Summary :

Comparative Concepts of Criminal Law is unique in the sense that it introduces the reader to the fundamental concepts and rules of substantive criminal law in a comparative way and not just to the criminal law system of one specific jurisdiction. Compared with other fields of law, like contract and property law, comparative research into the so-called general part of criminal law is quite a recent phenomenon within academia. The increasing 'Europeanisation' of criminal law and policy makes such a comparative approach even more necessary. This handbook therefore fills a legal educational gap by exploring basic concepts of substantive criminal law in three major European legal systems: the common law system of England and Wales and the civil law systems of Germany and the Netherlands. Each chapter focuses on a specific concept or doctrine that is necessary to determine criminal liability (e.g. actus reus, mens rea, defences, inchoate offences). Throughout the book the authors also highlight and discuss some recent legislative and judicial developments that broaden the scope of criminal liability in our modern culture of control. This book is not only invaluable for students, but also for legal practitioners who want to broaden their knowledge of criminal law. On the first edition: 'Comparative Concepts of Criminal Law as a super, short handbook fills the legal educational gap we still have in jurisprudence with an exploration of the basic concepts of substantive criminal law in three major European legal systems: the common law system of England and Wales and the civil law systems of Germany and the Netherlands. In essence it has a handy continental approach which fits nicely into modern legal teaching to give the subject some rounded perspective.' Elizabeth Taylor and Philip Taylor (MBE), Richmond Green Chambers

Book Title : Defining Crimes

defining crimes

Release Date : 2005
ISBN Code : 019926922X
Book Author : Antony Duff
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages : 247

Book Summary :

This collection of original essays, by some of the best known contemporary criminal law theorists, tackles a range of issues about the criminal law's 'special part' - the part of the criminal law that defines specific offences. One of its aims is to show the importance, for theory as well as for practice, of focusing on the special part as well as on the general part which usually receives much more theoretical attention. Some of the issues covered concern the proper scope of the criminal law, for example how far should it include offences of possession, or endangerment? If it should punish only wrongful conduct, how can it justly include so-called 'mala prohibita', which are often said to involve conduct that is not wrongful prior to its legal prohibition? Other issues concern the ways in which crimes should be classified. Can we make plausible sense, for instance, of the orthodox distinction between crimes of basic and general intent? Should domestic violence be definedas a distinct offence, distinguished from other kinds of personal violence? Also examined are the ways in which specific offences should be defined, to what extent those definitions should identify distinctive types of wrongs, and the light that such definitional questions throw on the grounds and structures of criminal liability. Such issues are discussed in relation not only to such crimes as murder, rape, theft and other property offences, but also in relation to offences such as bribery, endangerment and possession that have not traditionally been subjects for in depth theoretical analysis.

Book Title : Foundations of criminal law

foundations of criminal law

Release Date : 1999
ISBN Code : UOM:49015002506575
Book Author : Leo Katz
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 352

Book Summary :

Foundations of Criminal Law presents a comprehensive examination of the general part of criminal law--that is, the foundational elements of liability--through interdisciplinary readings drawn primarily from law, philosophy, and the behavioral sciences. The selections range from classical treatments to contemporary approaches, and the topics include--among others--theories of punishment, mental states, causation, justification and excuse, and sentencing. A general introduction precedes each section and the readings are followed by comments and questions designed to engage the reader analytically.

Book Title : Crime Reason and History

crime reason and history

Release Date : 2001-10-01
ISBN Code : 0521606012
Book Author : Alan Norrie
Book Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 304

Book Summary :

Crime, Reason and History provides an alternative approach to the study of the general principles of criminal law. It emphasises, in contrast to orthodox texts, the tensions and contradictions at the law's heart. The author outlines the themes of responsibility, rationality and justice which govern the orthodox criminal law text. He traces these to the early nineteenth century reform of the criminal law and notes conflicts within reform ideologies relating to the idea of the 'responsible individual'. He then takes the reader through the bulk of the criminal law's 'general part' showing how conflicts from reform ideology emerge within criminal law. An historical and political logic underlies its illogicalities, giving it its 'shape'. The author presents a sceptical critique of the liberal positivist tradition in criminal law scholarship, and a social analysis of both its practical necessity and intellectual impossibility. He shows how the ideology of individual legal justice was imposed as a means of excluding alternative political voices, while recognising its importance for the survival of the liberal polity.