This is a pretty heavy-duty textbook that carries a lot of clout with the law schools.
Clarkson and Keating seem to include a lot of opinions from the Lords and include some of the facts and summaries of the cases concerned as well. This is good in the sense that you may not need to refer ... Read review
great for getting a backgrd understanding of the philosophies running through the law
bad if you only want a brief overview
"...punishment, the general principles of criminal liability, general defences, homicide and offences against property.
Although I did'nt find this textbook particularly helpful for prepping 3hrs before hand and needing something that would give me an extremely clear picture of the topic, it did however, help in allowing me to appreciate the criminal law in its various aspects, its historical derivation, the philosophy behind some of the defences ..."
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