Criminal Law: Examples & Explanations, Third Edition

Criminal Law: Examples & Explanations, Third Edition

by Richard G. Singer, John Q. La Fond, John Q. La Fond
     
 

Already used with success by thousands of students across the country, Crinminal Law: Examples & Explanations is widely regarded as one of the best study guides available. Thoroughly updated for its Third Edition, this popular paperback continues to help students comprehend and apply the principles of criminal law.

These distinctive characteristics

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Already used with success by thousands of students across the country, Crinminal Law: Examples & Explanations is widely regarded as one of the best study guides available. Thoroughly updated for its Third Edition, this popular paperback continues to help students comprehend and apply the principles of criminal law.

These distinctive characteristics make the book a favorite for both students and instructors:

  • The proven Examples & Explanations format allows students to test their knowledge of legal principles.
  • Readable, accessible text often incorporates humor and references to pop culture to engage student interest.
  • Use of current and well-known cases makes the material relevant and easily applicable.
  • A straightforward presentation, with introductory text designed to facilitate understanding.
  • Generous use of visual aids - graphs, charts, and other illustrations-to demonstrate legal standards and concepts.

    The Third Edition reflects recent developments in the news and case law, including these major new cases:

  • The San Francisco 'dog maul' case.
  • The Massachusetts 'hockey rage' case and other instances of rage.
  • The Andrea Yates insanity trial.
  • Apprendi v. New Jersey, and it's implications for substantive criminal law.
  • Homicidal liability for deaths resulting from the transmission of AIDS without informing the partner of the defendant's illness.
  • The doctrine of 'preemptive self defense' as articulated by President Bush in explaining the war in Iraq.

    This timely revision of Richard G. Singer and John W. La Fond's study guide helps students understand both the concepts and the context of criminal law. Make sure to require or recommend it for our next course.

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  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780735540804
    Publisher:
    Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    Publication date:
    02/28/2004
    Series:
    Examples and Explanations Series
    Edition description:
    Older Edition
    Pages:
    502
    Product dimensions:
    6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.20(d)

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