Institute of Commercial Management | Qualification Subject

Criminal Law

Main Topics of Study
  • 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]

Recommended Reading

Main Text:

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Textbook on Criminal Law – Allen (Blackstone Press)

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Understanding Criminal Law – Clarkson (Sweet & Maxwell)

Statutes on Criminal Law – Glazebrook (Blackstone Press)