This textbook covers the Criminal Law option of the A-level law syllabus, and provides at the same time an ideal introduction for anybody coming to the subject for the first time. The book covers all A-level syllabuses/specification requirements, and is written by the principal examiner and principal assistant examiner in Criminal Law for one of the major examination boards. It contains extensive case illustration, and a range of examination related questions and activities. There is a special focus on key skills, and on the new synoptic assessment syllabus requirements.It presents a fully updated new edition for new 4-unit specifications for A-level law. It provides full coverage of A2 Criminal law options taught from September 2007. It includes new OCR specimen papers with guidance on suggested answers. It contains a new OCR section C 'objective assessment' questions with suggested answers. It is intended for students in schools and colleges taking the new AS/A level specification; teachers, lecturers, school/college libraries.