Criminal Law: Cases & Materials / Edition 7

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Criminal Law: Cases and Materials has long been respected for its distinguished authorship. The late John Kaplan’s extraordinary work continues with the scholarship of Robert Weisberg and Guyora Binder. Their renowned interdisciplinary approach fuels class discussion as it enriches study. Logically organized into six categories, the text addresses the purposes and limits of punishment and considers the meaning and types of crime. Well-edited cases, interesting materials, and clear notes combine with cutting-edge issues and important social questions, such as who and why we punish. Especially strong are the discussions on the death penalty, rape, and other forms of sexual assault as well as sentencing proportionality, possession crimes, and felony murder.

The Seventh Edition features updated material and cases throughout the text.

Hallmark features:

Strong authorship

• The late John Kaplan, a storied teacher and scholar

• Weisberg and Binder, noted scholars in criminal law

Interdisciplinary approach

• fuels class discussion

• enriches study

Well-edited cases, interesting materials, and clear notes

Logical organization

• six categories

• address the purposes and limits of punishment

• cover the meaning and types of crime

Cutting-edge issues of the law and important social questions , such as who and why we punish

Strong coverage of the death penalty, rape, and other forms of sexual assault

The revised Seventh Edition presents:

Updated materials and cases throughout

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781454806981
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 5/30/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1121
  • Sales rank: 442,767
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Summary of Contents


Part I. Just Punishment

Ch. 1 The Purposes and Limits of Punishment

Part II. The Elements of the Criminal Offense

Ch. 2. The Criminal Act

Ch. 3. The Guilty Mind

Ch. 4. Causation

Part III. Homicide Offenses

Ch. 5. Intentional Homicide

Ch. 6. Unintentional Homicide

Ch. 7. Capital Murder and the Death Penalty

Part IV. Justification and Excuse

Ch. 8. Defensive Force, Necessity, and Duress

Ch. 9. Mental Illness as a Defense

Part V. Attribution of Criminality

Ch. 10. Attempt

Ch. 11. Complicity

Ch. 12. Conspiracy

Part IV. Additional Offenses

Ch. 13. Rape

Ch. 14. Theft Offenses

Ch. 15. Perjury, False Statements, and Obstruction of Justice

Appendix A A Note on the Model Penal Code

Appendix B The Model Penal Code

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