Author: Simon So
This new student textbook is written in a simple yet comprehensive framework, covering all practical and theoretical aspects of the criminal justice system in Hong Kong. Students, legal practitioners, and academics alike will find the contents to be current, precise, easy to comprehend, and above all equipping readers with the necessary in-depth knowledge of the subject.
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Publication Date: June 2020
Criminal Law in Hong Kong is the most up-to-date local textbook on criminal law which lays out both the theoretical framework of criminal law and its application in specific cases. The text covers all essential areas of the law, including the construction of criminal liability, offences against person and property, specific offences, and other complexities in criminal law. This book addresses pertinent areas of law reform and brings readers up-to-date on the latest legal development and explains complex ideas with great clarity in plain and understandable language. Difficult concepts are introduced through jury directions to ensure comprehension by even the most novice learners of criminal law. The text focuses specifically on the situation in Hong Kong while bearing in mind relevant legal developments in the commonwealth. In particular, it highlights the areas where Hong Kong has diverged from the English position. The comparative insights are then translated into critical normative analysis and suggestions of reform options. It is a work that blends theory and practice with much dexterity and originality. Practitioners and students of criminal law will equally find it a refreshing read.