Author:Kent Roach
Profession:Faculty of Law and Centre of Criminology. University of Toronto

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It is a great pleasure to write this foreword to the fifth edition of my colleague Kent Roach’s book, Criminal Law. There is no Canadian book like it and all those studying criminal law will be indebted to Professor Roach for his very readable and careful analysis of Canadian criminal law. This book will be an excellent companion for students in criminal law courses both in the law schools and criminology and criminal justice departments. As is demonstrated by its citation by the Supreme Court and other courts, even judges and seasoned criminal lawyers will benefit from reading the thoughtful views on the basic principles of criminal law articulated in this book. In addition, it deals with many new developments in criminal law, such as new provisions relating to self-defence and defence of property...

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