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Jonathan Burchell, Principles of Criminal Law

Jonathan Burchell, Principles of Criminal Law BOOK REVIEWS – CRITIQUE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE Principles of Criminal Law, Jonathan Burchell [Cape Town: Juta and Co, 2005] pp.1047 + ixix Jonathan Burchell has established himself as one of the pre-eminent criminal law scholars in South Africa. The latest edition of his Principles of Criminal Law comes eight years after the publication of the previous edition (of which John Milton was the co-author) and has a corresponding eminence in South African legal literature. The space available for a review of this work is insufficient to do it justice, making the reviewer’s task a formidable one. Although the format is very much the same as its predecessors (making the regular reader of this book feel at home with it), the third edition is a substantially revised work. The work has been updated to reflect the authorities available up to 30 September 2004 and this necessitated “considerable re-writing and the addition of significant new material” (p. vii). Certainly one of the most valuable attributes of this edition is the extensive chapter devoted to the impact of the Bill of Rights as contained in Chapter 2 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act 108 of 1996 on the material http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png African Journal of International and Comparative Law Edinburgh University Press

Jonathan Burchell, Principles of Criminal Law

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Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Copyright
© Edinburgh University Press
Subject
Book Reviews – Critique Bibliographique
ISSN
0954-8890
eISSN
1755-1609
DOI
10.3366/ajicl.2006.14.1.134
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BOOK REVIEWS – CRITIQUE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE Principles of Criminal Law, Jonathan Burchell [Cape Town: Juta and Co, 2005] pp.1047 + ixix Jonathan Burchell has established himself as one of the pre-eminent criminal law scholars in South Africa. The latest edition of his Principles of Criminal Law comes eight years after the publication of the previous edition (of which John Milton was the co-author) and has a corresponding eminence in South African legal literature. The space available for a review of this work is insufficient to do it justice, making the reviewer’s task a formidable one. Although the format is very much the same as its predecessors (making the regular reader of this book feel at home with it), the third edition is a substantially revised work. The work has been updated to reflect the authorities available up to 30 September 2004 and this necessitated “considerable re-writing and the addition of significant new material” (p. vii). Certainly one of the most valuable attributes of this edition is the extensive chapter devoted to the impact of the Bill of Rights as contained in Chapter 2 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act 108 of 1996 on the material

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African Journal of International and Comparative LawEdinburgh University Press

Published: Mar 1, 2006

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