The compilation of extracts from cases, academic articles, and statutes are carefully selected and abridged by subject experts, to make this a thorough resource for all criminal law students. The authors carefully provide context for the extracts, providing brief introductions to the topic areas and case extracts so that you have the full context within which the law is created and decided. Developed to map closely to criminal law course content this is the perfect companion to your course. All key topic areas are clearly structured guiding you through the law in an approachable and engaging manner. Key extracts from case reports are provided to allow you to understand the judge's logic behind decisions and to develop your skills in reading from actual case reports.Online Resource CenterThis text is accompanied by a dedicated Online Resource Center which provides updates to the law, as well as pointers to answering questions in the text.