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Charleton and McDermott's Criminal Law and Evidence

By: Peter Charleton, Paul A McDermott, Ciara Herlihy, Stephen Byrne
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Published: 02-11-2020
Format: Hardback
Edition: 2nd
Extent: 1400
ISBN: 9781845922313
Imprint: Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions: 248 x 156 mm
RRP: €295.00
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About Charleton and McDermott's Criminal Law and Evidence

This second edition of what was in 1999 an acclaimed work, has been completely rewritten. In approaching this, the authors have considerably increased the analysis of the theoretical aspects of criminal law and strengthened citations of academic literature and comparative case law while keeping the narrative concise and focused for easy use by practitioners.

Key benefits to readers include a complete overview of criminal law theory; a new series of chapters on the law of evidence as it applies in the fraught circumstances of a criminal trial; a much more analytical approach to the general part and to criminal defences; and the comprehensive coverage of all the major, and many minor, areas of indictable crime.

Since the last edition, commentary and case law on sexual offences has proliferated as have legislative interventions; a completely new scheme for dealing with property offences was necessitated by a series of recent statutes; company law and competition offences have assumed a greater significance; and the range of offences covered has had to be increased in order to ensure a comprehensive coverage of this most sensitive and politically charged aspect of law.

Table Of Contents

Chapter 1. Basic Principles
Chapter 2. Fundamental Principles of Evidence
Chapter 3. Hearsay Evidence and Confessions
Chapter 4. Exclusion and Inclusion of Evidence
Chapter 5. Disclosure and Privilege
Chapter 6. Witness Examination
Chapter 7. Inchoate Offences
Chapter 8. Complicity in Offences
Chapter 9. Possession
Chapter 10. Homicide
Chapter 11. Sexual Offences
Chapter 12. Non-Fatal Offences
Chapter 13. Crimes of Dishonesty
Chapter 14. Corporate Crime
Chapter 15. Competition and Intermediaries Crime
Chapter 16. Introduction to the Defences
Chapter 17. The Lawful Use of Force
Chapter 18. Provocation
Chapter 19. Entrapment
Chapter 20. Estoppel
Chapter 21. Duress
Chapter 22. Necessity
Chapter 23. Intoxication
Chapter 24. Mental Infirmity
Chapter 25. Mistake
Chapter 26. Youth
Chapter 27. Unconstitutionality


“… invaluable to practitioners who are seeking either a quick update or in-depth analysis of the criminal law in a particular area. The comprehensive and hugely practical indexing of this book assists greatly in either purpose…a highly readable and interesting book, which makes the law in various areas easily accessible and understandable.” –  The Law Society Gazette

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