Criminal Law in Australia

Author(s): Lorraine Finlay; Tyrone Kirchengast


Criminal Law in Australia provides a clear and accessible introduction to the substantive criminal law in all states and territories of Australia. It encompasses general principles of criminal liability, the major categories of criminal offences, liability for attempts and accessorial liability and concludes with a discussion of the major defences. Interesting scenario problems with suggested responses demonstrate the application of the law in practice. Although primarily written for students, this book is a useful resource for anyone seeking to understand criminal law in Australia.

The second edition has comprehensively updated coverage for all Australian jurisdictions, including the following developments:

¿ Sexual assault and cognate offences, including affirmative consent provisions
¿ Homicide, including supply of drugs causing death
¿ Drug Offences, including reforms allowing for the use of medicinal cannabis
¿ Defences, including self-defence in Victoria
¿ Reforms to the law of complicity


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General Fields

  • : 9780409350173
  • : LexisNexis Butterworths
  • : LexisNexis Butterworths
  • : November 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lorraine Finlay; Tyrone Kirchengast
  • : Paperback