Criminal Law Perspectives: From Principles to Practice

John Anderson, Brendon Murphy, Ben Livings, Wendy Kukulies-Smith, Natalia Antolak-Saper, Shireen Daft

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Criminal Law Perspectives: From Principles to Practice is an engaging introduction to the criminal law in New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory and the Commonwealth Criminal Code. It takes a comparative approach to the law in these jurisdictions, focusing on prevalent summary offences, substantive federal offences and criminal procedure. Complex concepts are explained and contextualised by linking them to practical applications. Each chapter is supported by tools for self-assessment: review questions; case boxes summarising and extracting key historical and contemporary cases; and longer, narrative end-of-chapter problems that promote student engagement and help students develop problem-solving skills and independent thinking. Criminal Law Perspectives explores the development of criminal law principles in Australia, and provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of criminal law for students studying in the area for the first time.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge UK
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages854
ISBN (Electronic)9781108868198
ISBN (Print)9781108868204
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020


  • criminal law
  • criminal procedure
  • federal criminal law

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