Elliott & Quinn's Criminal Law (12e) : 9781292208480

Elliott & Quinn's Criminal Law (12e)

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Pearson United Kingdom
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Elliott & Quinn’s Criminal Law has been specifically designed to introduce you to the legal principles, cases and statutes at play in this core subject area. Areas of debate, critique of the current law and consideration of reform options are also included throughout making this an ideal text for LLB or GDL who want an accessible and engaging introduction to criminal law.
Table of contents
  • Introduction
  • 1 Elements of a crime
  • 2 Strict liability
  • 3 Murder
  • 4 Voluntary manslaughter
  • 5 Involuntary manslaughter
  • 6 Non-fatal offences against the person
  • 7 Sexual offences (by Samantha Pegg)
  • 8 Non-fraudulent property offences
  • 9 Fraudulent property offences
  • 10 Inchoate offences
  • 11 Accomplices
  • 12 Corporate liability
  • 13 General defences
  • Appendix
  • Select bibliography
  • Glossary
  • Index
New to this edition


Updated with all the latest legal developments in this area, this twelfth edition includes coverage of:


·    A substantially revised chapter 11 on accomplice liability which has been reworked to reflect the change to the law brought about by R v Jogee and Ruddock (2016);

·    Extensively updated coverage of voluntary manslaughter to reflect decision made in R v Gurpinar (2015), R v Golds (2016), R v Wilcocks (2016) and R v Meanza (2017); and

·    Discussion of the case of R (on the application of Collins) v Secretary of State for Justice (2016) in the context of the householder’s defence in self-defence.


Features & benefits
  • Based on the original work by Catherine Elliott and Frances Quinn, this edition continues to offer the trademark clarity of writing for which this book is known making it an ideal text for those who require an accessible and engaging introduction to criminal law.
  • Areas of academic debate, criticisms of the current law and reform options are highlighted throughout the text to encourage you to analyse and develop your own views on the more controversial areas of criminal law.
  • A range of tools are used throughout to help you to get to grips with the subject quickly and to reinforce your understanding
  • Key case boxes to help you identify and understand the legal principles developed from leading case law
  • Typical exam questions and detailed guidance on answering them to illustrate how to apply the legal principles in exams
  • Additional reading suggestions to encourage you to read more widely around the subject
Author biography

Louise Taylor (LLB, Dip LP, LLM, PGCHE) is an independent researcher with a particular interest in criminal law and criminal justice. For over ten years she worked as a Senior Lecturer in Law at Nottingham Trent University and she has extensive experience of teaching and writing about criminal law and related subjects.