Author(s) : Stanley Yeo, Neil Morgan and Chan Wing Cheong
Format: Soft Cover,
This second edition of a highly respected text critically evaluates the general principles of criminal responsibility in Malaysia and Singapore with a view to assisting the application of the law and promoting law reform. The major offences against the person and property are examined, including recent legislative changes. Leading cases from Malaysia and Singapore are considered along with relevant cases from India, Australia and other jurisdictions.
This book is essential for legal practitioners, judges, scholars and students. The detailed analysis of the principles, workings, and complexities of criminal law in each chapter is done in an organised and structured manner, with clear headings and sub-headings that make it easy for referencing and review.
A comprehensive analysis on major cases, academic commentary and law reform perspectives on criminal law clearly makes the book an authoritative text referred to in legal proceedings, judgments and scholarly journals.
This second edition is also a definitive source of comparative law for lawmakers and scholars in other jurisdictions, where the Indian Penal Code forms part of the law, as it features helpful and insightful discussions of how Malaysian and Singaporean judges have interpreted and applied the Code provisions.
Foreword by The Honourable the Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong, Singapore
"..... In the Preface to this edition, the authors have expressed their gratification that it is because the first edition has been so well received by the courts, the criminal bar, scholars and law students that a second edition is called for to take into account the development in criminal law jurisprudence and legislation in the last four years in Malaysia and Singapore.
What is commendable and useful about this work is that, as I have said in my first foreword, the authors have explained the underlying concepts and principles of criminal liability clearly in the offences discussed, and have urged criminal law practitioners to "use the... arguments made in the book to articulate legal principles and to develop and improve upon the current law". ....
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Criminal Law: Context, Sources and History
Chapter 2 The Criminal Process, Harm and Punishment
Chapter 3 Physical Elements of Crimes
Chapter 4 Fault Elements of Crimes
Chapter 5 Causation
Chapter 6 The Concurrence Principle
Chapter 7 Strict Liability
Chapter 8 Homicide: Structure, Principles and Punishment
Chapter 9 Culpable Homicide and Murder
Chapter 10 Other Homicide Offences and Homicide Law Reform
Chapter 11 The Non-Fatal Offences: Structure, Principles and Punishment
Chapter 12 The Non-Fatal Offences: Consent, Provocation, Family Violence andSexual Offences
Chapter 13 Property Offences: Structure, Principles and Theft
Chapter 14 Misappropriation, Breach of Trust and Cheating
Chapter 15 Receiving, Extortion, Robbery and Burglary
Chapter 16 An Overview of Criminal Defences
Chapter 17 Mistake
Chapter 18 Accident
Chapter 19 Consent
Chapter 20 Private Defence
Chapter 21 Exceeding Private Defence
Chapter 22 Duress
Chapter 23 Necessity
Chapter 24 Unsoundness of mind
Chapter 25 Intoxication
Chapter 26 Automatism
Chapter 27 Diminished Responsibility
Chapter 28 Infancy
Chapter 29 Provocation
Chapter 30 Sudden Fight
Chapter 31 Infanticide
Chapter 32 Slight Harm
Chapter 33 Protection Accorded to Public Servants
Chapter 34 Abetment and Criminal Conspiracy
Chapter 35 Joint Liability
Chapter 36 Attempts
Chapter 37 Corporate Criminal Liability
Chapter 38 Revitalising the Penal Code: A Challenge