Principles of Criminal Law (inc. Cases & Materials on Criminal Law) (eBook)

Product Attributes

  • eBook
  • 9781485119258
  • 2016


Burchell, JM

Principles/Cases & Materials on Crim. Law (eBook)

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About this Publication:

Principles of Criminal Law 5th edition (2016) is hyperlinked to the companion volume, Cases and Materials on Criminal Law 4th edition (2016)

The fifth edition of Principles of Criminal Law now includes detailed discussion of major judicial pronouncements on dolus eventualis (Pistorius), the limits of common purpose liability in its active association form (Dewnath), robbery with aggravating circumstances (Masingili), treason (the Boeremag Treason trial), racketeering/retrospectivity (Savoi) and consensual child sexual experimentation (Teddy Bear Clinic).

With the important entry into force on 9 August 2015 of the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act 7 of 2013, definitions of human trafficking and related offences have now become an integral part of our criminal law. Moreover, the transitional provisions on human trafficking in the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act 32 of 2007 have been replaced with more detailed provisions under this Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act 7 of 2013.

A significant amendment to abortion law has been effected by the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Act 1 of 2008 (assented to 12 February and promulgated 18 February 2008), following the Constitutional Court’s judgment in Doctors for Life International v Speaker of the National Assembly 2006 (6) SA 416 (CC).

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:

1. Principles of Criminal Law (5th edition)

  • Table of Statutes
  • Table of Cases
  • Part One: Introduction to criminal justice
  • Part Two: General principles of criminal liability
    • Section A: Overview
    •  Section B: Unlawful conduct (actus reus)
    • Section C: Defences excluding unlawfulness
    • Section D: Capacity
    • Section E: Fault (mens rea)
    • Section F: Special forms of liability
    • Section G: Participation in crime
    • Section H: Incomplete or inchoate crimes
  • Part Three: Specific crimes
    • Section A: Crimes against human life
    • Section B: Crimes against the person
    • Section C: Crimes against family life
    • Section D: Crimes against property
    • Section E: Crimes against community interests
    • Section F: Crimes against sexual morality
    • Section G: Collective welfare
    • Section H: Maintenance of the government of the state
    • Section I: Crimes against the administration of justice
    • Section J: Organised crime
  • General index

2. Cases and Materials on Criminal Law (4th edition)

  • 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
  • Judiciary 
  • Advocates 
  • Attorneys 
  • Academics