Cases and Materials on Criminal Law, 5th / Edition 5

Cases and Materials on Criminal Law, 5th / Edition 5

by Joshua Dressler
     
 

This popular casebook, through the selection of classic and modern cases, provides an excellent tool for teaching students the common law foundations of the criminal law and modern statutory reform, including the Model Penal Code. Along the way, the casebook considers modern controversies (e.g., "shaming" punishment, rape law, self-defense by battered women,

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This popular casebook, through the selection of classic and modern cases, provides an excellent tool for teaching students the common law foundations of the criminal law and modern statutory reform, including the Model Penal Code. Along the way, the casebook considers modern controversies (e.g., "shaming" punishment, rape law, self-defense by battered women, euthanasia, the role of culture in determining culpability), and creatively uses literature (e.g., examining insanity through Edgar Allen Poe's The-Tell Tale Heart) and even "brain teasers" to confront (as the Preface states) "the Big Questions ... that philosophers, theologians, scientists, and poets, as well as lawyers, have grappled with for centuries."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780314206459
Publisher:
West Academic
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Series:
American Casebook Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1104
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.80(d)

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