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A Selection of Cases Illustrative of English Criminal Law


  • Date Published: January 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107455733

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  • First published in 1935 as the eighth edition of a 1901 original, this book contains an overview of a number of cases that established important precedents in English and early American criminal law. The topics covered include the general principles of criminal liability, the definition of crimes such as manslaughter, forgery and suicide, and the various modes of legal proof. This detailed book will be of value to anyone with an interest in British or American legal history.

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    • Date Published: January 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107455733
    • length: 610 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 141 x 37 mm
    • weight: 0.82kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. General Principles of Criminal Liability
    Section I. The Distinction between Civil and Criminal Wrongs
    Section II. The Mental Element in Criminal Liability
    Section III. Modes of Participation in a Crime
    Section IV. Inchoate Crimes
    Part II. Definitions of Particular Crimes
    Section I. Suicide
    Section II. Murder and Manslaughter:
    1. The external act
    2. The mental state in murder
    3. The mental state in manslaughter
    Section III. Homicides that Are Not Crimes
    Section IV. Statutory Offences against the Person
    Section V. Common Assaults
    Section VI. Malicious Offences against Property
    Section VII. Burglary:
    1. The place
    2. The breaking
    3. The entry
    4. The intent
    Section VIII. Housebreaking
    Section IX. Forgery:
    1. The instrument
    2. The forging
    3. The intent
    Section X. Larceny:
    1. Taking
    2. Carrying away
    3. Appropriation by bailees
    4. The subject-matter
    5. The value
    6. The ownership
    7. The claim of right
    8. The intention
    Section XI. Embezzlement:
    1. Who is a servant?
    2. What can be embezzled?
    3. Proof of appropriation
    Section XII. False Pretences:
    1. The mere pretence
    2. The obtaining
    3. The right obtained
    4. The subject-matter of the right
    Section XIII. Receiving Stolen Goods
    Section XIV. High Treason
    Section XV. Treason-Felony
    Section XVI. Riot and Unlawful Assembly
    Section XVII. Conspiracy
    Section XVIII. Perjury
    Section XIX. Bigamy
    Section XX. Libel
    Part III. Modes of Legal Proof
    Section I. Presumptions
    Section II. The Burden of Proof
    Section III. Evidence:
    1. The importance of observing the rules of evidence
    2. The relevancy of evidence
    3. Leading questions
    4. Proof of writings
    5. Hearsay
    6. Confessions
    7. Evidence of character
    8. Privilege
    9. Accomplices
    10. Discrediting a witness

  • Author

    Courtney Stanhope Kenny

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