Smith, Hogan, & Ormerod's Essentials of Criminal Law provides an ideal gateway into the dynamic world of criminal law. Focused, expert coverage, a hallmark of the Smith, Hogan, and Ormerod books, is supported by a wealth of student-friendly learning features that enhance learning in this ideal introduction for first time students. Dr John Child and Professor David Ormerod QC expertly guide new undergraduate readers through the subject, addressing all the key topics on the LLB. Complex issues are demystified and explained, offering a clear understanding of offences, defences and principles that underlie them. Particular attention is paid to student assessment, with end of chapter sections offering advice on how to approach essay and problem questions. Short learning and assessment tips are provided throughout the chapters. Online Resources A range of online resources are provided to further a student's understanding, including video tutorials from the authors and students, examination questions with answer guidance from the authors, multiple choice questions, chapter summaries, and further reading.