Criminal Law: Case Studies and Controversies, Second Edition / Edition 2

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Skillful use of case studies as a vehicle for exploring the full range of Criminal Law makes Criminal Law: Case Studies and Controversies, Second Edition, distinctly compelling for students. A smart pedagogical design and generous teaching support make teaching from it a real pleasure.

This carefully crafted text conveys traditional material in a refreshing and engaging new format that includes:

  • excellent case studies representing many different jurisdictions and based on interesting and colorful real world cases. These are accompanied by over 100 photographs
  • each principal case is followed by the statutes that existed in the jurisdiction at the time of the offense. This allows teaching statutory interpretation and application
  • treatise-like summaries of the law that give students an overview, introduce underlying principles, and provide context
  • problem hypotheticals that enable students to test their understanding of and apply legal principles
The Second Edition continues to offer exciting innovations and updates:
  • a “core case” opinion of particular historical or theoretical importance has been added to each section to allow teachers to incorporate appellate opinions into their teaching
  • nearly 100 new real-world problem cases that test students on issues presented in the treatise materials and are effective and entertaining vehicles for teaching the material in class
  • each section identifies issues of current controversy in the area, and an advanced issues appendix includes excerpts from the literature on each side of the issue – allowing professors the flexibility to select the issues they have a special interest in covering
  • timely new topics such as battered spouse syndrome, the torture of terrorists, and more
  • a thoroughly updated Teacher’s Manual that includes:
    • updates to the “aftermath” subsections
    • new and additional handouts for class use
  • an extensive author website——provides:
    • a digital version of the Teacher’s Manual
    • appellate opinions for principal cases
    • a list of sources used to develop the principal case narratives
    • a discussion board
    • an on-line liability survey for polling students on appropriate punishment in the principal cases
    • additional public criminal law resources
Criminal Law: Case Studies and Controversies, Second Edition, brings an innovative approach to case analysis, statutory interpretation, and applying the principles of criminal law.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735569270
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1176
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introductory Materials

Section 1. The Nature of Criminal Law and Its Analytic Structure

Section 2. The Legality Principle

Section 3. Theories of Punishment

Part II. Offense Requirements

Section 4. Culpability Requirements

Section 5. Culpability and Mistake

Part III. Homicide and Related Issues

Section 6. Homicide: Doctrines of Aggravation

Section 7. Death Penalty

Section 8. Homicide: Doctrines of Mitigation

Section 9. Causation

Part IV. Inchoate Liability

Section 10. Attempt Liability

Section 11. Impossibility

Section 12. Conspiracy

Part V. Doctrines of Imputation

Section 13. Voluntary Intoxication

Section 14. Complicity

Section 15. The Act Requirement and Liability for an Omission

Section 16. Corporate Criminality

Part VI. General Defenses

Part VI.A. Justification Defenses Generally

Section 17. Lesser Evils Defense

Section 18. Public Authority Justifications

Section 19. Defensive Force Justifications

Section 20. Mistake as to a Justification

Part VI.B. Excuse Defenses Generally

Section 21. Mistake Excuses

Section 22. Insanity

Section 23. Disability Excuses

Part VI.C. Nonexculpatory Defenses Generally

Section 24. Nonexculpatory Defenses

Section 25. Entrapment

Part VII. Changing Patterns of Criminality

Section 26. Rape

Section 27. Hate Crimes

Appendix A. Advanced Issues
Appendix B. Model Penal Code Selected Provisions
Table of Model Penal Code References


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