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  1. Core Textbook for 2018-2019 1 item
    The latest (10th) edition of Nicola Padfield's 'Criminal Law' will be made available as a downloadable full text ebook to all students via BlackBoard within the Course Content folder at the beginning of the Semester. There is therefore no need to purchase your own copy.
    1. Criminal law - Nicola Padfield 2016

      Book  This is the recommended text for this year's Criminal Law (Criminology) course and covers all the topics we will be covering with the exception of pornography law (week 5). It is available as an ebook to all students via BlackBoard - see Course Contents. There is therefore no need to purchase your own copy.

  2. Recommended Supplementary Textbooks 4 items
    Students are expected to complete further reading in preparation for seminars and the formal assessment. This may include reading cases or articles in academic journals. Reading lists for seminars will be provided on Blackboard at least one week before the relevant lecture topic.
    1. Criminal law - Jonathan Herring 2017

      Book  Another readable and accurate textbook. However this does not cover the topic of public order.

    2. Lacey, Wells and Quick Reconstructing criminal law: text and materials - Wells, Celia, Quick, Oliver, Lacey, Nicola 2010

      Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary e-book. The emphasis of this textbook is placing the criminal law in context. Its socio-legal approach should be of interest to criminology students. Very strong on content for sex offences and public order (weeks 5 and 6). Be wary of post-2010 law changes.

    3. Criminal law: text, cases, and materials - Jonathan Herring 2018

      Book Suggested for student purchase A big but very readable and well-explained cases-and-materials textbook which covers all the topics with the exception of public order.

  3. Key Database 3 items
    Students will be expected to be able to use the WESTLAW database and material explaining how to do this will be on Blackboard.
    1. Westlaw UK - Sweet & Maxwell (electronic online resource)

      Website 

    2. Please view the interactive guide to 'Getting results: performing a search in Westlaw' housed in the Study Skills section of your Course Blackboard site (under "How to Find Relevant Information"). If not activated, please see link below

       

    3. Getting results: performing a search in Westlaw

      Webpage  My Learning Essentials Guide to Westlaw - How to make the best use of Westlaw including refining, saving, emailing and exporting your results.

  4. Seminar 1 – Using Cases and Answering Scenario Questions 6 items
    1. READING: 1 item
      1. R v Dawson (1985) 81 Cr. App. R. 150

    2. FURTHER READING 5 items
      1. Law Quarterly Review

        Journal  Available via Westlaw. See Ashworth, A. 'Is the criminal law a lost cause?' L.Q.R. 2000, 116(Apr), 225-256

      2. Ashworth's principles of criminal law - Jeremy Horder, Andrew Ashworth 2016

        Book  Read Chapter 1

      3. The Oxford handbook of criminology 2017

        Book  Read Lacey, N., and Zedner, L. 'Criminalization: Historical, Legal, and Criminological Perspectives'

  5. Seminar 2 – What Makes a Crime? Conduct and Criminal States of Mind 3 items
    1. READING: 2 items
      1. Criminal law - Nicola Padfield 2016

        Book  Chapters 2 and 3

      2. R v Woollin [1999] AC 82

         

        3 WLR 382

         

        [1998] 4 All ER 103

         

        HL

    2. FURTHER READING: 1 item
      1. Law Quarterly Review

        Journal  Available via Westlaw. See Ashworth, A. 'The Scope of Criminal Liability for Omissions' (1989) 105(Jul) LQR 424-459

  6. Seminar 3 – Offences Against the Person 3 items
    1. READING: 2 items
      1. Criminal law - Nicola Padfield 2016

        Book  Chapter 9

      2. Offences Against the Person Act 1861 ss. 18, 20, 47

         

        R v Barnes [2005] 1 WLR 910

         

        R v Roberts (1972) 56 Cr App R 95

    2. FURTHER READING 1 item
      1. Intentional Or Reckless Sexual Transmission Of Infection Guidance

        Webpage  Legal Guidance from the The Crown Prosecution Service website

  7. Seminar 4 – Homicide 6 items
    1. READING: 3 items
      1. Criminal law - Nicola Padfield 2016

        Book  Chapter 8

      2. R v Adomako [1995] 1 A.C. 171

    2. FURTHER READING: 3 items
      1. Criminal Law Review

        Journal  Available via Westlaw. A Ashworth, ‘Principles, pragmatism and the Law Commission’s recommendations on homicide law reform’ (2007) 333

  8. Seminar 5 – Sexual Offences 5 items
    1. READING: 2 items
      1. Criminal law - Nicola Padfield 2016

        Book  Chapter 10

      2. Sexual Offences Act 2003 ss. 1-3 and 74-76

         

        R v Ciccarelli [2011] EWCA Crim 2665

         

        R v Bree [2007] EWCA 804

         

        R v Evans [2012] EWCA Crim 2559

    2. FURTHER READING: 3 items
      1. Lacey, Wells and Quick Reconstructing criminal law: text and materials - Wells, Celia, Quick, Oliver, Lacey, Nicola 2010

        Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary e-book. Read pp.477-585

      2. Criminal Law Review

        Journal  Available via Westlaw. McGlynn, C. and Rackley, E ‘Criminalising Extreme Pornography: A Lost Opportunity’ [2009] Crim LR 245

      3. Criminal Law Review

        Journal  Available via Westlaw. Temkin, J and Ashworth A ‘The Sexual Offences Act 2003: Rape, Sexual Assaults and the Problem of Consent’ [2004] Crim LR 328

  9. Seminar 6 – Public Order, Criminal Damage and Aggravated Offences 4 items
    1. READING: 2 items
      1. Criminal law - Nicola Padfield 2016

        Book  Chapter 12 and pp.274-276

      2. Public Order Act 1986 ss.1-5

         

        Criminal Damage Act 1971 s.1

         

        Crime and Disorder Act 1998 s.29

    2. FURTHER READING: 2 items
      1. Lacey, Wells and Quick Reconstructing criminal law: text and materials - Wells, Celia, Quick, Oliver, Lacey, Nicola 2010

        Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary e-book. Read pp.160-181 and 192-197

      2. Adapting to Protest (Revised June 2010) - HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC)

        Webpage  Available via the GOV.UK website

  10. Seminar 7 – Property Offences 6 items
    1. READING: 1 item
      1. Criminal law - Nicola Padfield 2016

        Book  Chapter 11

    2. FURTHER READING: 5 items
      1. Cronin, A. 'Dishonesty' – Insight, Westlaw (updated 27/11/17)

         

      2. Criminal law: text, cases, and materials - Jonathan Herring 2018

        Book  Chapters 8-10

      3. Criminal Law Review

        Journal  Available via Westlaw. Ormerod, D. ‘The Fraud Act 2006 – Criminalising Lying?’ [2007] Crim LR 193

  11. Seminar 8 – Defences 8 items
    1. READING: 1 item
      1. Criminal law - Nicola Padfield 2016

        Book  Chapters 4 and 5

    2. FURTHER READING: 7 items
      1. Criminal Law Review

        Journal  Available via Westlaw. Bennion, F. ‘Mens Rea and Defendants Below the Age of Discretion’ [2009] Crim LR 757

      2. Criminal Law Review

        Journal  Available via Westlaw. L Bleasdale-Hill 'Our home is our haven and refuge - a place where we have every right to feel safe": justifying the use of up to "grossly disproportionate force" in a place of residence' [2015] 6 Crim. LR. 407-419

      3. Intoxication is Never a Defence - Simester, AP

        Article  Available on Westlaw.

      4. Criminal Law Review

        Journal  Available via Westlaw. Padfield, N. ‘Duress, Necessity and the Law Commission’ [1992] Crim LR 778

      5. Criminal Law Review

        Journal  Available via Westlaw. Wilson, W. ‘The Structure of Criminal Defences’ [2005] Crim LR 108

  12. Seminar 9 – Complicity and Inchoate Offences 6 items
    1. READING: 3 items
      1. Criminal law - Nicola Padfield 2016

        Book  Chapters 6 and 7

      2. R v Jogee [2016] UKSC 8

         

      3. R v Jogee and Ruddock v The Queen

        Audio-visual document  Case Summary Available via YouTube

    2. FURTHER READING: 3 items
      1. Criminal Law Review

        Journal  Available via Westlaw. Parsons, S. 'Joint Enterprise Murder: R v Jogee' [2016] 173-176

      2. Criminal Law Review

        Journal  Available via Westlaw. See Sullivan, G. 'Inchoate Liability for Encouraging Crime' [2006] Crim LR 1047

      3. Attempt: The Conduct Requirement - Christopher M.V. Clarkson 12/08/2008

        Article 

  13. Seminar 10 - Principles of Criminal Law Revisited 4 items
    Read at least one of the following in full and make notes on the author's arguments, their conclusions, and your own thoughts on their work. Be prepared to critically summarise the piece of work you have chosen to the rest of the group and engage in debate on it. Prepare answers to the following questions in advance of the seminar.
    1. Readings 4 items
      1. Principles of criminal law - Ashworth, Andrew, Horder, Jeremy c2013

        Book  Chapter 2 - Principles of Criminal Law

      2. The Law quarterly review

        Journal  A Ashworth, 'Is the Criminal Law a Lost Cause?' (2000) 116 Law Quarterly Review 225. Available via Westlaw.

      3. Principles and values in criminal law and criminal justice: essays in honour of Andrew Ashworth - Lucia Zedner, Julian V. Roberts, Andrew Ashworth 2012

        Book  Read: N Lacey 'Principles, Policies, and Politics of Criminal Law' in L Zedner and J Roberts (eds) Principles and Values in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice: Essays in Honour of Andrew Ashworth (2012, OUP) 19-35

      4. Principles and values in criminal law and criminal justice: essays in honour of Andrew Ashworth - Lucia Zedner, Julian V. Roberts, Andrew Ashworth 2012

        Book  Read: V Tadros 'Fair Labelling and Social Solidarity' Law' in L Zedner and J Roberts (eds) Principles and Values in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice: Essays in Honour of Andrew Ashworth (2012, OUP) 67-80

  14. Other Supplementary Texts 5 items
    1. Clarkson and Keating criminal law: text and materials - Heather M. Keating, Sally Cunningham, Mark Austin Walters, Tracey Elliott 2014

      Book 

    2. Smith, Hogan, and Ormerod's criminal law - D. C. Ormerod, Karl Laird, J. C. Smith, Brian Hogan 2018

      Book 

    3. Simester and Sullivan's criminal law: theory and doctrine - Simester, A. P., Simester, A. P. 2010

      Book 

    4. Lacey, Wells and Quick Reconstructing criminal law: text and materials - Wells, Celia, Quick, Oliver, Lacey, Nicola 2010

      Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary e-book

  15. Statutes 1 item
  16. Other Monographs and Collections as Possible References 18 items
    1. Rethinking English homicide law - Ashworth, Andrew, Mitchell, Barry 2000

      Book 

    2. The moral limits of the criminal law - Feinberg, Joel 1984

      Book  Also available as an Oxford Scholarship online ebook - see next entry

    3. The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law Volume 1: Harm to Others - Feinberg, Joel, Oxford University Press 1987 (electronic resource)

      Book  Available as an Oxford Scholarship ebook

    4. Punishment and responsibility: essays in the philosophy of law - Hart, H. L. A. 2008

      Book  Other editions also available

    5. Causation in the law - Hart, H. L. A., Honoré, Tony 1959

      Book 

    6. Excusing crime - Horder, Jeremy 2004

      Book 

    7. Homicide law in comparative perspective - Horder, Jeremy, MyiLibrary 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book  Available as a MyiLibrary ebook

    8. Killing in self-defence - Leverick, Fiona 2006

      Book 

    9. Placing blame: a theory of the criminal law - Moore, Michael S. 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book  Available as an Oxford Scholarship ebook

    10. Criminal law theory: doctrines of the general part - Shute, Stephen, Simester, A. P. 2002

      Book 

    11. Harm and culpability - Simester, A. P., Smith, A. T. H. 1996

      Book 

    12. Justification and excuse in the criminal law - Smith, J. C., Hamlyn Trust 1989

      Book 

    13. Criminal law: essays in honour of J.C. Smith - Smith, J. C., Smith, J. C. 1987

      Book  Reordered 1/14

    14. Criminal responsibility - Tadros, Victor 2005

      Book 

    15. Coercion to compromise: plea bargaining, the courts and the making of political authority - Vogel, Mary E. 2007

      Book 

  17. Additional Textbooks 10 items
    1. Relocating criminal law - Alldridge, Peter 2000

      Book 

    2. Elliott and Wood's cases and materials on criminal law - Allen, M. J., Cooper, Simon, Elliott, D. W., Wood, J. C. 2010

      Book 

    3. Textbook on criminal law - Allen, M. J. c2011

      Book 

    4. Card, Cross and Jones criminal law - Card, Richard, Cross, Rupert, Jones, Philip Asterley 2012

      Book  Also available as a Dawson ebook.

    5. Cases and materials on criminal law - Dine, Janet M., Gobert, James J., Wilson, William 2011

      Book 

    6. Feminist perspectives on criminal law - Nicolson, Donald, Bibbings, Lois 2000

      Book 

    7. Criminal law: doctrine and theory - Wilson, William 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book  Available as a MyiLibrary ebook

  18. Digitisation Readings 11 items
    1. Consent - Christopher Clarkson

      Chapter