Criminal Law Case Studies / Edition 4

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Overview

This title makes complex criminal law issues more accessible to students by examining the facts of carefully-selected real-life case studies. The new edition has four exciting and timely new cases added, along with all accompanying material. Included in the text are details regarding the offender's background, the nature of the offense, all relevant facts of the case, photographs of the people and locations of the offense, and the texts of both then-governing and current statutes. This unique approach entices analytical thinking about what that law is and should be, and, via the inclusion of the aftermaths of each case, encourages discussion about what actually happened to the defendant and why.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780314908629
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/2009
  • Series: American Casebook Series
  • Edition description: 4th Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 237
  • Sales rank: 548,934
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     v
The Basic Requirements of Criminal Liability     1
The Case of DeSean McCarty (Illinois, 1997)     1
The Facts     1
Then Existing Law     5
Illinois Compiled Statutes (1997)     5
Current Law That Would Be Applied Were the Case Prosecuted Today     7
The Case of Bernice J. and Walter L. Williams (Washington, 1968)     8
The Facts     8
Then Existing Law     10
Revised Code of Washington (1968)     10
State v. Hedges     11
State v. Stentz     11
Current Law That Would Be Applied Were the Case Prosecuted Today     12
Revised Code of Washington (2006)     12
Principles for the Distribution of Criminal Liability and Punishment     15
The Case of Thomas Dudley (England, 1884)     15
The Facts     15
Then Existing Law     19
Hale's History of the Pleas of the Crown     19
Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England: Of Public Wrongs     19
The Works of Francis Bacon     20
United States v. Holmes     20
Current Law That Would Be Applied Were the Case Prosecuted Today     20
Draft Criminal Code for Englandand Wales (1989)     20
The Case of William James Rummel (Texas, 1973)     22
The Facts     22
Then Existing Law     23
Texas Penal Code (1973)     23
Current Law That Would Be Applied Were the Case Prosecuted Today     24
Texas Penal Code (2006)     24
Do We Know What the Criminal Law Commands of Us, and Does the Law Care If We Don't? Legality, Mistake, and Omissions     29
The Case of Canna Baker (Arkansas, 1948)     29
The Facts     29
Then Existing Law     32
Arkansas Statutes (1948)     32
Corpus Juris     33
Wharton's Criminal Law     33
Kanavan's Case     33
State v. Bradbury     33
Thompson v. State     33
Current Law That Would Be Applied Were the Case Prosecuted Today     33
Arkansas Statutes (2006)     33
The Case of Julio Marrero (New York, 1977)     35
The Facts     35
Then Existing Law     36
Consolidated Laws of New York-Penal Law (1977)     36
Consolidated Laws of New York Annotated-Criminal Procedure Law (1977)     41
Current Law That Would Be Applied Were the Case Prosecuted Today      46
Consolidated Laws of New York-Criminal Procedure Law (2006)     46
The Case of Ray Edwin Billingslea (Texas, 1984)     56
The Facts     56
Then Existing Law     58
Texas Penal Code (1984)     58
Texas Family Code-Annotated (1984)     60
Current Law That Would Be Applied Were the Case Prosecuted Today     61
Texas Penal Code (2006)     61
The Case of Linda Ruschioni (Massachusetts, 1993)     63
The Facts     63
Then Existing Law     64
Laws of Massachusetts, Chapter 266-Crimes Against Property (1993)     64
Laws of Massachusetts, Chapter 134-Lost Goods and Stray Beasts (1993)     65
Commonwealth v. Titus     65
Commonwealth v. Everson     65
Current Law That Would Be Applied Were the Case Prosecuted Today     65
The Significance of Resulting Harm: Causation, Attempt, and Impossibility     66
The Case of Joseph B. Wood (Vermont, 1879)     66
The Facts     66
Then Existing Law     67
Vermont Statutes, Chapter 189 (1879)     67
Acts and Resolves of Vermont (1878)     68
State v. Tatro     68
State v. Scates     68
Commonwealth v. Webster     69
Current Law That Would Be Applied Were the Case Prosecuted Today     69
Vermont Statutes, Title 13-Crimes & Criminal Procedure (2006)     69
The Case of Larry Eugene Phillips (California, 1993)     71
The Facts     71
Then Existing Law     75
California Penal Code (1993)     75
People v. Dillon     78
People v. Lopez     78
Current Law That Would Be Applied Were the Case Prosecuted Today     78
The Case of Roger Thomas (U.S. Military, 1961)     79
The Facts     79
Then Existing Law     82
Uniform Code of Military Justice (1961)     82
Current Law That Would Be Applied Were the Case Prosecuted Today     82
Uniform Code of Military Justice (2006)     83
Can There Be Criminal Liability Without Proving the Defendant Satisfies the Elements of an Offense? Doctrines of Imputation     87
The Case of Keith Mondello (New York, 1989)     87
The Facts     87
Then Existing Law     91
Consolidated Laws of New York (1989)     91
Current Law That Would Be Applied Were the Case Prosecuted Today     94
The Case of Jordan Weaver (Indiana, 1991)     95
The Facts      95
Then Existing Law     98
Indiana Code (1991)     98
Zickefoose v. Indiana     100
Rhode v. State     100
Terry v. State     101
Current Law That Would Be Applied Were the Case Prosecuted Today     101
Indiana Code (2006)     101
Sanchez v. State of Indiana     101
Can Committing a Crime Be Doing the Right Thing? Justification Defenses     102
The Case of John Charles Green (Missouri, 1967)     102
The Facts     102
Then Existing Law     105
Missouri Statutes (1967)     105
State v. King     105
State v. St. Clair     105
People v. Richards     105
Current Law That Would Be Applied Were the Case Prosecuted Today     105
Missouri Statutes (2006)     105
City of St. Louis v. Klocker     107
The Case of Johann Schlicht (Germany, 1919)     108
The Facts     108
Then Existing Law     109
Current Law That Would Be Applied Were the Case Prosecuted Today     110
Federal Republic of Germany-Penal Code (2002)     110
The Case of Motti Ashkenazi (Israel, 1997)     113
The Facts      113
Then Existing Law     114
Israeli Penal Law (1997)     114
Current Law That Would Be Applied Were the Case Prosecuted Today     116
Is Wrongdoing Ever Blameless? Excuse Defenses     117
The Case of Janice Leidholm (North Dakota, 1981)     117
The Facts     117
Then Existing Law     119
North Dakota Century Code (1981)     119
Current Law That Would Be Applied Were the Case Prosecuted Today     122
North Dakota Century Code (2006)     122
The Case of Barry Kingston (England, 1991)     124
The Facts     124
Then Existing Law     126
Sexual Offences Act, 1956, 4 & 5 Eliz.2, ch. 69     126
Cardle v. Mulrainey     126
Regina v. Court     126
Regina v. Court     126
Current Law That Would Be Applied Were the Case Prosecuted Today     126
The Case of David Kenney Hawkins (Nevada, 1986)     127
The Facts     127
Then Existing Law     129
Nevada Revised Statutes (1986)     129
Shrader v. State     129
Current Law That Would Be Applied Were the Case Prosecuted Today     129
Nevada Revised Statutes (2006)      129
Are We Responsible for Who We Are?     131
The Case of Richard R. Tenneson (Federal, 1954)     131
The Facts     131
Then Existing Law     134
Uniform Code of Military Justice, 50 U.S.C.A. (1954)     134
Current Law That Would Be Applied Were the Case Prosecuted Today     135
The Case of Alex Cabarga (California, 1982)     136
The Facts     136
Then Existing Law     139
California Penal Code (1982)     139
Current Law That Would Be Applied Were the Case Prosecuted Today     140
The Case of Robert "Yummy" Sandifer (Illinois, 1994)     143
The Facts     143
Then Existing Law     145
Illinois Compiled Statutes (1994)     145
Current Law That Would Be Applied Were the Case Prosecuted Today     147
Illinois Consolidated Statutes (2006)     147
Note on American Law Concerning Minimum Age for Criminal (Adult Court) Prosecution     148
Selected Provisions of the Model Penal Code     149
Answer Sheet for Liability Judgments     187
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