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Book review: Modern criminal law of Australia by Jeremy Gans

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posted on 15.11.2019, 00:00 by Jodie O'Leary, E Greene
It is not often that you laugh out loud when reading a textbook, but that is exactly what happened when we read Modern Criminal Law of Australia. 1 The author’s humour, sometimes overt and sometimes subtle, shines through the introduction to this text and his wit is sure to assist in student engagement with the subject matter. Humour, though, is not the only thing that makes this text unique. It is a criminal law textbook, designed largely as a learning tool. However, the table of contents is not reflective of the usual topics to be found in other criminal law textbook iterations. Chapters are headed with a single word, designed around themes that appear in criminal law and procedure. Offences and defences are not the hub of the text; instead references to offences are illustrative only of the wider concepts. It is this feature that drew us to this text.

History

Volume

24

Issue

2

Start Page

178

End Page

181

Number of Pages

4

ISSN

1033-4505

Publisher

Bond University, Australia

Additional Rights

CC BY NC ND 4.0

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

External Author Affiliations

Bond University

Era Eligible

No

Journal

Bond Law Review

Exports

CQUniversity

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