Following on from the earlier edited collection, Loss of Control and Diminished Responbility, this book is the first volume in the Substantive Issues in Criminal Law series. It serves as a leading point of reference in the area relating to participation in crime and identifies the need for a consistent approach to the doctrinal and theoretical underpinnings of complicity liability. With a section on the UK analysing points of current interest, the book also has a large comparative section dealing with foreign jurisdictions and examines on the basis of a unified research grid how different legal systems treat core issues of participation in the context of criminal law. This book is a valuable reference resource for those in the criminal justice community in the UK and abroad and for academics, the judiciary and policy-makers.
’The topic of Participation in Crime is, as all students and practitioners will know, one of the most challenging areas of criminal law, both in matters of theory and practice. This work represents a unique insight into the concept of participation by bringing together observations from some of the most eminent authors in the field. Its contribution to the understanding of the topic is invaluable.’ Simon Cooper, University of Salford, UK ’Michael Bohlander and Alan Reed have assembled brilliant authors who outline precisely major questions around encouraging or assisting an offence; they involve the reader in their thrilling search for overarching principles. The uniform research grid enables simple and prompt comparison of foreign jurisdictions and makes the book an outstanding introduction to the Substantive Issues in Criminal Law series.’ Judge JÃ¼rgen Cierniak, German Federal Court of Justice, Germany 'This book provides an impressively comprehensive analysis of the key concepts related to participation in crime. From a local perspective, it will be very useful to many Arab Spring countries which are currently endeavouring to reform and modernize their national criminal justice systems to address new forms of criminal liability. The volume could provide valuable solutions to cases pending in the region.' Judge Adel Maged, Vice President at the Court of Cassation (Criminal Chamber), Egypt "Overall Participation in Crime is a timely, well-written and informative book that ensures those with an interest in the subject-matter will not only gain a firm understanding of the fundamental tenets in this area but will also gain an appreciation of the theoretical, moral and policy debates surrounding their application." Criminal Law & Criminal Justice Books