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Criminal Law Second Edition

Author : Charles P. Nemeth
ISBN : 9781439861714
Genre : Law
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In order to fully grasp criminal law concepts, students must go beyond mere rote memorization of the penal code and attempt to understand where the laws originate from and how they have developed. Criminal Law, Second Edition blends legal and moral reasoning in the examination of crimes and explores the history relating to jurisprudence and roots of criminal law. It fosters discussions of controversial issues and delivers abridged case law decisions that target the essence of appellate rulings. Grounded in the model penal code, making the text national in scope, this volume examines: Why the criminal codes originated, and the moral, religious, spiritual, and human influences that led to our present system How crimes are described in the modern criminal justice model The two essential elements necessary for criminal culpability: actus reus (the act committed or omitted) and mens rea (the mind and intent of the actor) Offenses against the body resulting in death, including murder, manslaughter, felony murder, and negligent homicide Nonterminal criminal conduct against the body, including robbery, kidnapping, false imprisonment, assault, and hate crimes Sexual assault, rape, necrophilia, incest, and child molestation Property offenses, such as larceny/theft, bribery, forgery, and embezzlement Crimes against the home, including burglary, trespass, arson, and vandalism The book also examines controversial public morality issues such as prostitution, drug legalization, obscenity, and pornography. The final two chapters discuss inchoate offenses, where the criminal act has not been completed, and various criminal defenses such as legal insanity, entrapment, coercion, self-defense, and mistake of fact or law. Important keywords introduce each chapter, and discussion questions and suggested readings appear at the end of each chapter, prompting lively debate and further inquiry into a fascinating subject area that continues to evolve.

Criminal Law

Author : Frank August Schubert
ISBN : 9781454818076
Genre : Law
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Criminal Law: The Basics introduces readers to the history, sources, and concepts of criminal law in a clear and concise style that is ideal for undergraduates. By engaging with realistic hypothetical exercises, students learn how to identify the elements of substantive criminal offenses. Frank A. Schubert continues to emphasize the dual influences of common law and federalism in shaping American criminal law. New to the Third Edition: Dozens of recent primary cases text, including Miller v. Alabama on the sentencing of juveniles to life imprisonment without parole A review of the major milestones in American criminal law history Expanded coverage of self-defense, including make my day and stand your ground statutory material in Chapter Five Broad discussion of federal criminal law

General Principles Of Criminal Law

Author : Jerome Hall
ISBN : 9781584774983
Genre : Law
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Hall, Jerome. General Principles of Criminal Law. Second Edition. Indianapolis: The Bobbs Merrill Company, [1960]. xii, 642 pp. Reprint available January, 2005 by the Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-498-3. Cloth. $125. * The standard one-volume treatise based on classic legal-realist principles. As its title suggests, Hall provides more than a thorough overview of the subject; he analyzes the principles that comprise its foundations with an emphasis on their creation and definition by officials. This process is explored in its chapters on legality, mens rea, harm, causation, punishment, strict liability, ignorance and mistake, necessity and coercion, mental disease, intoxication and criminal attempt, as well as its general chapters on criminology, criminal theory and penal theory. Acclaimed when its first edition appeared in 1947, it has been cited regularly ever since.

Essential Criminal Law

Author : Matthew Lippman
ISBN : 9781506356167
Genre : Social Science
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Essential Criminal Law, Second Edition equips students with a foundational and practical understanding of criminal law in the United States, as well as encourages strong legal reasoning skills for students with no prior exposure to case law. Award-winning professor and bestselling author Matthew Lippman guides students through the complexities of the legal system using thought-provoking examples of real-life crimes and legal defenses, along with highly approachable case analyses. Updated with the most current developments in criminal law and public policy, the Second Edition takes students beyond the classroom and prepares them to apply criminal law in today’s legal world.

Criminal Law

Author : John L. Worrall
ISBN : 0134559096
Genre : Law
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For courses in Criminal Law Brief. Affordable. Visual. Criminal Law provides an affordable, thought-provoking look at criminal law that uses clear writing and eye-catching visuals to get your students straight to the important concepts. By focusing on the core concepts, students will gain true understanding of the material, without becoming overwhelmed with unnecessary information. The book's conversation-starting pedagogy encourages active participation in learning, moving students beyond memorization by engaging them in the latest research findings and current events shaping the field. Updated throughout, the Second Edition covers all of the latest hot-button issues in criminal law and includes interesting, fresh, and controversial cases. All of the existing Court Decision boxes are expanded so that instructors can assign them as case briefs or delve deeper into the cases in the classroom. Criminal Law, Second Edition is also available via Revel(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

Aspen Student Treatise For Criminal Law

Author : Paul H. Robinson
ISBN : 9781454807315
Genre : Law
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Louisiana Criminal Law

Author : Bobby Marzine Harges
ISBN : 1600420435
Genre : Criminal law
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Louisiana Criminal Law: Cases and Materials, Second Edition is a textbook designed for use in the basic Criminal Law course taught in a law school or an undergraduate program in Criminal Justice. The text includes cases from the state of Louisiana and statutes from the Louisiana Criminal Code. The format of this book is a combination of Louisiana criminal cases, statutes, comments and questions. Each chapter of the book begins with an introduction to the basic principles and crimes that will be discussed in the chapter followed by questions and comments. The cases have been selected because they reflect the issues of major importance regarding basic concepts of criminal law as interpreted by the Louisiana Supreme Court and Louisiana appellate courts. Selected provisions of the Louisiana Criminal Code are included in the Appendix. The questions at the end of the cases should assist students in developing their analytical skills and understanding of criminal law. The cases and statutory appendix should provide students with all the information they need to successfully answer the questions. The questions should assist in promoting relevant classroom discussions. After an introductory chapter discussing general principles contained in the Louisiana Criminal Code, the text contains chapters on the guilty mind including criminal intent and criminal negligence followed by chapters on justification and excuse including insanity, intoxication, self-defense, defense of property and defense of others; parties to crime and inchoate crimes; homicide; assault and battery; sexual offenses; kidnapping; arson; burglary; theft and robbery. About the authors: Bobby Marzine Harges is the Adams and Reese Distinguished Professor of Law II at Loyola University New Orleans where he has taught criminal law and criminal procedure since 1995. He received a J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. Gaynell Williams is the First Assistant District Attorney at the Orleans Parish, Louisiana District Attorney's Office. She received a B.A. from Loyola University New Orleans and a J.D. from Tulane Law School. After law school she served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office and an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Forensic Evidence

Author : Terrence F. Kiely
ISBN : 9781420038064
Genre : Law
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One of the greatest challenges encountered by those in the forensic sciences is anticipating what the state and federal courts will – or will not – allow as valid physical evidence. With this in mind, the author of Forensic Evidence: Science and the Criminal Law, Second Edition analyzes and explains the judicial system’s response to the applicability of forensic science in the investigation, prosecution, and defense of criminal activity. Each chapter of this comprehensive yet accessible resource provides an overview and analysis of the scientific and legal aspects of a particular forensic discipline. An important new feature of this second edition is that each chapter focuses on discussions of recent forensics literature reviews from Interpol’s 14th Annual Forensic Science Symposium. This latest edition also updates previously discussed cases and presents the most recent applications of the Frye and Daubert standards, the admissibility of eyewitness identification, the upsurge of cases and statutes that involve post-conviction DNA, and the increased interest in re-examining cold cases. As challenges to forensic evidence become increasingly rigorous, so does the need for intense preparation. Forensic Evidence: Science and the Criminal Law, Second Edition is the book that those in the forensic sciences need to have on hand to successfully prepare for what may await them in the courtroom.

Criminal Law

Author : Jens David Ohlin
ISBN : 9781454898481
Genre : Law
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Jens Ohlin’s Criminal Law is designed to respond to the changing nature of law teaching by offering a shorter, flexible, and more doctrinal approach, with an emphasis on application. Materials are presented, in a visually lively style, via a consistently structured pedagogy within each chapter: Doctrine (treatise-like explanation), Application (cases), and Practice/Policy (questions providing an opportunity for normative critique of the law and exploration of practical and strategic challenges facing criminal lawyers). Theory is integrated into the doctrine section rather than conveyed through law review excerpts, so as to help students make the necessary connections to doctrinal issues. Aggressively-edited cases help keep the length to a minimum, and modern cases will engage younger students and professors. Key Features: New chapter titled “Other Offenses Against the Person,” which includes coverage of physical battery, assault, and kidnapping (Chapter 15). Integrated notes throughout the casebook directing students to view a series of 20 short video clips that bring the doctrinal controversies to life in a fictional courtroom. More cases added to represent the plurality of approaches in different jurisdictions. The addition of several “classic” criminal law cases familiar to law school professors. More examples in the “Doctrine” section of each chapter. “Practice and Policy” section in each chapter urges students to consider how the various actors in the process (prosecutors, defense counsel, judges and juries) make particular decisions and the strategic calculations that informed them, and make this casebook more practice-ready than others Innovative pedagogy emphasizes application of law to facts (while still retaining enough flexibility so as to be useful for a variety of professors with different teaching styles)

A First Year Course In Criminal Law

Author : Daniel B. Yeager
ISBN : 9781543803235
Genre : Law
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The approach of A First-Year Course in Criminal Law: Trials, Appeals, Theories, Third Edition focuses students on preparing to discuss a single case per lecture. The author’s philosophy is “Teach one case a day and do it well.” To help students understand the big picture as well as the details, the organization strives for unification rather than departmentalization. Rather than treat crimes and defenses as “tubs on their own bottoms,” the defenses within the crimes are presented. In other words, the book brings out that crime occurs only in the absence of fully or partially successful exculpatory pleas. Although homicide is the crime that organizes the book, the elements and scope of other crimes are presented within the context of the law of homicide. Comprehension of assault, burglary, kidnapping, mayhem, robbery, and rape is crucial to the cases used to present the law of felony murder. Those crimes are analyzed in the cases, questions, and notes sufficiently to provide students with competency in the grammar of those crimes. New to the Third Edition: More patient explication of chapter introductions and sub-sections Reorganization of questions and notes to improve flow and avoid unintended redundancies Improved internal cross-references Increased emphasis on the function of mental illness in the role of fear in homicide cases Enhanced searchable citations Elaborated index Accounts for intervening changes in the law

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