This popular and long-established textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of criminal liability and to the main criminal offences, together with insights into the controversies and debates that surround the subject. The text is written in a clear and engaging manner, making the fundamental concepts easy to grasp. This new edition has been comprehensively updated to reflect recent case law and statutory developments. It is an ideal companion for both law undergraduates and GDL/CPE students. You can view a sample chapter from the book here.