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Lacey, Wells and Quick Reconstructing Criminal Law
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  • 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 new 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
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    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Date Published: May 2010
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511741203
    • contains: 7 tables
    • availability: Adobe Reader ebooks available from eBooks.com
  • 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.

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