Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Lacey, Wells and Quick Reconstructing Criminal Law
Text and Materials

4th Edition



Part of Law in Context

  • Date Published: May 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521519137

£ 122.99

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Paperback, eBook

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • 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.

    • Offers unique approach to exploring the subject, linking criminal law and justice
    • Provides coverage of areas such as public disorder and policing - rarely covered in more doctrinal texts
    • Case law and readings from across the legal, political and criminological discipline give full context to the subject
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Date Published: May 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521519137
    • length: 944 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 49 mm
    • weight: 1.95kg
    • contains: 7 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Authors

    Celia Wells, University of Bristol
    Celia Wells is Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Bristol, where her research focuses on criminal law and, in particular, corporate criminal liability. In 2006 she was awarded the OBE for services to legal education.

    Oliver Quick, University of Bristol
    Oliver Quick is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the School of Law, University of Bristol, where he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in criminal law, criminal justice, medical law and public health law.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.