This book comes as the first English language, systematic overview of
Swiss criminal law. It provides a gateway for lawyers who are unfamiliar
with this legal order, yet have an academic or practical interest in
it. And it gives lawyers with a background in Swiss law a useful tool
when working in English. The book brings into focus the basics of
criminal law and links it with criminal procedural law, the rules on
transnational cooperation in criminal matters and the parameters flowing
from constitutional, international and European law. It deals with core
questions of criminal law: what amounts to a criminal offence, how is
criminal liability determined and what are its consequences?
Furthermore, it provides general insight on international criminal law,
which plays an increasingly important role. To fulfil its gateway
function, the book concludes with a practical guide to Swiss criminal
law and a thesaurus.