Cases and Materials on Criminal Law

Product Attributes

  • Soft Cover
  • 9781485109365
  • 4th Edition
  • 1432 Pages
  • 2016


Burchell, JM

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About this Publication:

The fourth edition of Cases and Materials on Criminal Law includes 26 new extracts covering a range of topics, including the principle of legality, punishment, causation, consent in rape cases, dolus eventualis, knowledge of unlawfulness, common purpose, conspiracy, consensual child sexual experimentation, defamation, robbery, corruption, contempt of court, racketeering and criminal confiscation.

Contents Include:

  • Part 1: Introduction
    • The principle of legality
    • Punishment
    • Human rights
  • Part 2: General principles of criminal liability
    • Unlawful conduct
    • Defences excluding unlawfulness
    • Capacity
    • Fault (mens rea)
    • The contemporaneity rule
    • Criminal liability of corporations
    • Participation in crime
    • Anticipatory and incomplete crimes
  • Part 3: Specific crimes
    • Crimes against human life
    • Crimes against the person
    • Crimes against family life
    • Crimes against property
    • Crimes against community interests
    • Crimes against sexual morality
    • Crimes against the collective welfare
    • Crimes against the government of the state
    • Crimes against the administration of justice
    • Organised crime

Of Interest and Benefit to:

  • Law students
  • Lecturers of criminal law
  • Judiciary
  • Advocates
  • Attorneys
  • Academics

Key Benefits:

Cases and Materials on Criminal Law is a companion volume to Principles of Criminal Law by Jonathan Burchell (now in its fifth edition, 2016), and is a valuable resource for both students and practitioners.


"Cases and Materials on Criminal Law"