Student Companion: Criminal Law, 7th edition

An easy-to-read study guide designed to help students consolidate their understanding of criminal law

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ISBN/ISSN: 9781988598345
Release Date: October 01, 2024
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Student Companion: Criminal Law contains concise and lively summaries of leading New Zealand and international decisions that have shaped criminal law. It is an invaluable tool that can be used by students, in conjunction with lecture notes and text materials, as an aid to understanding and remembering important cases.

Each Student Companion collects the key cases and presents the facts, the decisions and the principles in language you can understand. Other titles in the Student Companion series include:
• Van Alphen Fyfe Student Companion: Land Law, 6th edition, 2022
• Midson & Singh Student Companion: Evidence, 3rd edition, 2017

Related Titles

• Midson, Questions and Answers: Criminal Law, 7th edition
• Tolmie, Gledhill, Te Aho & Quince, Criminal Law in Aotearoa New Zealand
• Cowan, The New Lawyer Companion: Essays on Law, Life, and Humanity

 

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Table of contents


  • Chapter 1: General principles

  • - Proof in criminal cases

  • - Actus reus

  • - Mens rea

  • - Contemporaneity

  • - Categorisation of offences

  • - Corporate liability

  • - Vicarious liability

  • Chapter 2: Secondary parties

  • - Section 66(1)

  • - Mens rea

  • - Section 66(2)

  • - Different degrees of guilt

  • - Withdrawal

  • - Innocent agency

  • Chapter 3: Inchoate offences

  • - Conspiracy

  • - Attempts

  • Chapter 4: General defences

  • - Self-defence

  • - Compulsion

  • - Necessity

  • - Insanity

  • - Automatism

  • Chapter 5: Culpable homicide

  • - Murder

  • - Manslaughter

  • Chapter 6: Dishonesty offences

  • - Unlawful taking

  • - Crimes involving deceit