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Criminal Law in Ireland: Cases and Commentary (2nd Edition)

Criminal Law in Ireland: Cases and Commentary (2nd Edition)

Catherine O'Sullivan (LL.M, Ph.D.), Liz Campbell, and Shane Kilcommins

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Criminal Law: Cases and Commentary, Second Edition is a thoroughly revised, updated and expanded edition of this now established criminal law text book staple. This book is a must for all students of criminal law in Ireland, whether undergraduate, post-graduate or professional. This book is also widely used by legal practitioners. NEW REPRINT

This Second Edition includes new chapters on the following topics: Road Traffic Offences, Drugs Offences, Regulatory Offences and Victims’ Rights. Recent legislative changes are considered including the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 and the Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Act 2017, as well as significant Supreme Court cases in the areas of the presumption of innocence (Forsey), reasonable access to a lawyer (Doyle), joint enterprise (Dekker), the right to silence (Sweeney), the exclusionary rule (JC) provocation (MacNamara), duress (Gleeson) and mistake (Casey).

As with the first edition Criminal Law: Cases and Commentary, Second Edition is designed to help law students to understand the fundamental rules, principles and policy considerations that govern the criminal law in Ireland. It attempts to address a comprehensive range of issues including, the definition of a crime, its various classifications, the imposition of liability, the range of substantive criminal law offences, the procedural rules that shape the pre-trial and trial processes and the possible defences that may arise.

It provides students with a broad range of perspectives including formal case law, statutory and constitutional provisions, academic commentaries and Law Reform Commission policy recommendations. It combines domestic law with ECHR jurisprudence and persuasive authorities from other jurisdictions. Through a careful combination of the criminal rules along with excerpts from cases, articles, notes and texts, this book seeks to inform the user of the formal criminal law and provide a gateway to some of the more conceptual debates in the subject area.

Who should buy Criminal Law in Ireland:Cases and Commentary, Second Edition

The primary purpose of the book is to broaden the reading horizons of law students. It seeks not only to trace the lines of development of the various rules emanating from the courts and the legislature, but also to provide an entry point for broader discursive analysis of the workings of those rules, the ideological currents running through them and the policy implications for choosing one rule over another. 

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Author Catherine O'Sullivan (LL.M, Ph.D.), Liz Campbell, and Shane Kilcommins
Publisher Clarus Press
Publication date 3 Jan 2010
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781911611400

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