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Landmark Cases in Criminal Law

Landmark Cases in Criminal Law

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Publication Date: May 4th, 2017
Hart Publishing
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Criminal cases raise difficult normative and legal questions, and are often a consequence of compelling human drama. In this collection, expert authors place leading cases in criminal law in their historical and legal contexts, highlighting their significance both in the past and for the present.The cases in this volume range from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century. Many of them are well known to modern criminal lawyers and students; others are overlooked landmarks that deserve reconsideration. The essays, often based on extensive and original archival research, range over a wide spectrum of criminal law, covering procedure and doctrine, statute and common law, individual offences and general principles. Together, the essays explore common themes, including the scope of criminal law and criminalisation, the role of the jury, and the causes of change in criminal law.

About the Author

Philip Handler is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Manchester. Henry Mares is John Thornely Fellow, and Director of Studies in Law at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Ian Williams is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Laws at University College London.