Principles of Criminal Law introduces readers to a broader and deeper understanding of criminal law through a study of the principles and policies underlying it. Exploring the major spheres of criminal liability, the book raises questions about the proper limits of the criminal law, the relative seriousness of harms, the various principles grounded in fairness to individuals, policies designed to further the aims of criminal law, and ideas of criminal culpability. In an area of law becoming larger and more complex each year, this invaluable study provides a sharp focus upon the structure of the criminal law, the reasons behind it, and the context in which it operates.
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Professor Andrew Ashworth is Vinerian Professor of English Law at All Souls College, Oxford.
Review from previous edition: "Ashworth provides an elegant and authoritative account of the underlying principles, policies and doctrines of the criminal law" --Russell Heaton, Nottingham Law Journal 2004 Vol 13(1)
"This book will become a classic introduction for law students...coherent and accessible...its insight will stimulate all but the most cynical observer of the operation of criminal law in England and Wales" --Times Higher Education Supplement
"A valuable addition to the libraries of all criminal lawyers...a comprehensive, eloquent work on criminal law principles and their application" --The Criminal Law Quarterly
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0198761457