Criminal Law

Course Content:

  • Substantive criminal law
  • Definition
  • Actus reus
  • Mens rea
  • Negligence and strict liability
  • Capacity and incapacitating conditions
  • General defences
  • Parties to a crime
  • Inchoate offences
  • Homicide
  • Non-fatal offences against the person
  • Theft and related offences
  • Deception
  • Criminal damage

Cases and Materials:
Kay v Butterworth [1945]
Race Relations Board v Applin [1973]
Bratty v AG for Northern Ireland [1963]
Invicta Plastics Ltd v Clare [1976]
Pugsley v Hunter [1973]
Bodin & Bodin [1979]
Fagan v Metropolitan Police Commissioner [1969]
McDonough [1962]
Hancock & Shankland [1986]
McDonnell [1966]
Moloney [1985]
Siracusa [1990]
Sweet v Parsley [1970]
Shaw v DPP [1962]
Gammon (Hong Kong) Ltd v AG of Hong Kong [1985]
Malcherek & Steel [1981]
B (a minor) v DPP [2000]
Powell (Anthony) [1999]
C (a minor) v DPP [1995]
DPP v Smith [1961]
Burgess [1991]
Holmes v DPP [1946]
AG’s Reference (No. 3) [1998]
Baille [1995]
Kemp [1957]
Fagan v Metropolitan Police Commissioner [1969]
Hennessy [1989]
Ansell v Thomas [1974]
Winterwerp v Netherlands [1979]
Collins v Wilcock [1984]
Eden DC v Braid [1998]
Boyea [1992]
Hurley v Murray [1967]
Aitken [1992]
Chan Wing-Siu v The Queen [1985]
Waterfall [1970]
Petters & Parfitt [1985]
Metropolitan Police Commissioner v Charles [1977]
Smith v Mellors & Soar [1987]
Collis Smith [1971]
Coal Board v Gamble [1959]
McNiff [1986]
Millward [1994]
Cox v Riley [1986]
Cogan & Leak [1976]
Caldwell [1982]
Merrick [1986]
Asquith, Webster & Seamans [1995]