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Modern Criminal Law of Australia

2nd Edition


  • Date Published: December 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107565975

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  • Modern Criminal Law of Australia, 2nd edition is a comprehensive guide to interpreting and understanding every statutory offence provision in every Australian jurisdiction. The text takes a unique approach to explaining Australian criminal law, emphasising the importance of statutory interpretation, official discretion, element analysis and sentencing, in order to appreciate the meaning and effect of any offence provision. This book sets out the rules and skills needed to advise clients on the potential application of criminal law throughout Australia. Its scope extends to both serious and minor regulatory regimes, as well as the entire contemporary breadth of criminal law, ranging from pollution to public order, traffic to trafficking, and domestic violence to work safety. It covers the common law, traditional code and model code systems, and includes detailed examples from all states. As such, this unique book provides students with the skills to practice law anywhere in Australia.

    • Enables students to gain a deeper understanding of each legal system in Australia through comparisons and contrasts
    • Provides students and modern practitioners with the skills and information to understand and advise clients about any of the thousands of criminal offences across Australia
    • Features excerpts from hundreds of statutory provisions, together with detailed discussion of how to read them
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: December 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107565975
    • length: 542 pages
    • dimensions: 248 x 175 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.97kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Words
    2. Choices
    3. Conduct
    4. Results
    5. Circumstances
    6. Sentences
    7. Standards
    8. Groups
    9. Failures
    10. Exceptions
    11. Victims
    12. States.

  • Author

    Jeremy Gans, University of Melbourne
    Jeremy Gans is a Professor, teaching and research all aspects of criminal justice at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne. He was awarded an Australian Publishing Award for the first edition of Modern Criminal Law of Australia in 2012 and a national citation for outstanding contributions to teaching in 2013 for his teaching of evidence law. His research focuses on rape trials, DNA evidence, human rights, prosecutors and jurors, and he is a regular commentator in the media on criminal law topics (including multiple appearances on The Law Report). He has previously blogged on Victoria's human rights Charter and presently edits Melbourne Law School's High Court blog, Opinions on High. He also serves as the principal Human Rights Advisor to the Victorian Parliament's Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee.

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