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Criminal Law / Edition 4
     

Criminal Law / Edition 4

by Sue Titus Titus Reid
 

ISBN-10: 0070653496

ISBN-13: 9780070653498

Pub. Date: 11/01/1997

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Written by an esteemed criminologist and attorney, Criminal Law, Seventh Edition, uses a modified case approach to provide a comprehensive and contemporary introduction to the vast scope of criminal law. By employing carefully excerpted court opinions and cases to illustrate important points, author Sue Titus Reid gives students a taste of traditional case method

Overview

Written by an esteemed criminologist and attorney, Criminal Law, Seventh Edition, uses a modified case approach to provide a comprehensive and contemporary introduction to the vast scope of criminal law. By employing carefully excerpted court opinions and cases to illustrate important points, author Sue Titus Reid gives students a taste of traditional case method without burdening them with massive amounts of legal material. Her succinct writing style minimizes unnecessary legal jargon and academic terminology, which helps to sustain students' interest.
The book's broad coverage includes misdemeanors, felonies, federal and state statutes and cases, and constitutional principles relating to criminal law. The seventh edition engages students through its coverage of such timely and provocative topics as the bombing of abortion clinics, pornography, child abuse, domestic violence, animal cruelty, racketeering, cyberstalking, identity theft, terrorism, elder abuse, juvenile issues, drug abuse and trafficking, and sentencing. This volume also features recent U.S. Supreme Court cases involving the sexual behavior of gay men, the incarceration of repeat offenders, the legalization of the medicinal use of marijuana, physician-assisted suicide, the detention of "enemy combatants" without due process, and the constitutionality of executing juveniles and the mentally challenged.
Reid weaves appellate court cases into the text to familiarize students with how the judiciary thinks and responds to questions of law. This encourages students to develop their critical thinking skills by asking them to analyze court decisions in light of their own views and perceptions.
New to thisedition:
* Includes recent cases on corporate crime (including Enron, Tyco, Arthur Andersen, WorldCom, Adelphia, and HealthSouth), along with those on specific individuals charged with white-collar crimes
* Each chapter closes with a substantive case excerpt and case preview for students to analyze, encouraging them to focus on principles and essentials in greater detail
* Features more state statutes to exemplify crimes; these generate student discussion about the differences among states. Also includes state-specific guides for California, Florida, Illinois, New York, and Texas
* Now in two colors

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070653498
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
11/01/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
567

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Criminal Law

The Emergence of Law

Civil and Criminal Law Distinguished

The Nature and Purpose of Criminal Law

The Nature and Purpose of U.S. Court Systems

The Model Penal Code and Criminal Law Reform

The English Common Law and Its Impact

Sources of Criminal Law

Discretion and Criminal Law

Classification of Crimes and Related Offenses

The Limitations on Criminal Law

The Establishment of Guilt

How to Read and Interpret a Case

Chapter 2: Elements of a Crime

The Elements of a Crime

Attendant Circumstances

Liability Without Fault

Chapter 3: Anticipatory Offenses and Parties to Crimes

Solicitation

Attempt

Conspiracy

Parties to Crimes

Controlling Complicity Crimes by Indicting Attorneys

Chapter 4: Defenses to Criminal Culpability: Part I

The Burden of Proof and Presumptions

Types of Defenses

Chapter 5: Defenses to Criminal Culpability: Part II

Intoxication

Domestic Authority

Consent, Condonation, and Victim's Conduct

The Battered Person Syndrome Defense

Other Stress Disorders

Miscellaneous Defenses

Chapter 6: Criminal Homicide

An Overview of Violent Crimes

Homicide

Murder

Physician-Assisted Suicide

Manslaughter

Chapter 7: Assault, Robbery, Rape, and Other Serious Crimes Against the Person

Assault

Robbery

Forcible Rape and Sodomy

Child Abuse

Elder Abuse

FalseImprisonment and Kidnapping

Hate Crimes

Stalking

Chapter 8: Property and Related Crimes

Serious Property Offenses

Less Serious Property Offenses

Computer Crimes

Identity Theft

Carjacking

Chapter 9: Crimes Against Public Order, Morality, and the Administration of Government

Crimes Against Public Order

Harassment

Offenses Against Public Morality

Crimes Against the Administration of Government

Chapter 10: Terrorism and Related Crimes

The Fear of Crime

Treason

Terrorism

The Control of Terrorism

Chapter 11: Drug Abuse and Drug Trafficking

Introduction

Drug Abuse

Drug Trafficking

The Control of Drug Abuse and Drug Trafficking

Legalizing Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes

Chapter 12: Sentencing and the Criminal Law

Determining Sentences

Recent Sentencing Reform Measures

Capital Punishment

Constitutional Issues in Sentencing

Megan's Laws

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