New York Criminal Law

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Overview

New York Criminal Law: Cases and Materials reflects the code-based and jurisdiction-specific nature of contemporary American criminal law. Leading scholar Markus D. Dubber offers an innovative selection of key cases that illuminate the full scope of New York criminal law within the framework of the New York Penal Law and the Model Penal Code.

Unique and timely, New York Criminal Law: Cases and Materials, features:

complete and accessible coverage by a leading criminal law scholar
code-based and jurisdiction-specific treatment of criminal law
chapter outline follows the structure of the New York Penal Law
similarities and differences between the New York Penal Law and the Model Penal Code highlighted throughout the text
wide selection of New York cases and supplementary materials—including jury instructions
in-depth treatment of general principles—legality principle, jurisdiction, purposes of punishment, actus reus, mens rea, causation, complicity, defenses
detailed coverage of specific offenses, including

• inchoate offenses (e.g., attempt, conspiracy)
• offenses against the person (e.g., assault, homicide, sex offenses)
• property offenses (e.g., larceny, burglary, robbery, fraud)
• offenses against public administration (e.g., obstruction, contempt)
• offenses against public health and morals (e.g., drug offenses)
• offenses against public order (e.g., harassment)
• organized crime
• traffic offenses

Teacher’s Manual and companion website offer

• summaries of cases and materials with author commentary
• classroom tested sample syllabi for lecture or seminar format
• suggested secondary readings
• study charts depicting the mens rea schemes of the New York Penal Law and the Model Penal Code
• comparison of the analysis of criminal liability under the New York Penal Law and Model Penal Code
• compilation of New York criminal offenses codified outside the New York Penal Law
• overview of New York’s criminal court structure
• sentencing reform proposal by the New York State Commission on Sentencing Reform

Comprehensive coverage, structural flexibility, and comparison with the Model Penal Code make New York Criminal Law: Cases and Materials ideal for courses on New York criminal law, as well as an attractive basic text for courses on American criminal law taught in New York State.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735577091
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 6/23/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 559
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Preliminary

Chapter 1. Purposes of Punishment
Chapter 2. Legality Principle
Chapter 3. Jurisdiction
Chapter 4. Analysis of Criminal Liability

Part II. General Part

Chapter 5. Actus Reus
Chapter 6. Mens Rea
Chapter 7. Causation
Chapter 8. Liability for Another’s Conduct
Chapter 9. Mistake and Intoxication
Chapter 10. Justification
Chapter 11. Excuse

Part III. Special Part

Chapter 12. Anticipatory Offenses
Chapter 13. Offenses Against the Person Involving Physical Injury, Sexual Conduct, Restraint and Intimidation
Chapter 14. Offenses Involving Damage to and Intrusion upon Property
Chapter 15. Offenses Involving Theft
Chapter 16. Offenses Involving Fraud
Chapter 17. Offenses Against Public Administration
Chapter 18. Offenses Against Public Health and Morals
Chapter 19. Offenses Against Public Order, Public Sensibilities, and the Right to Privacy
Chapter 20. Organized Crime Control Act (OCCA)
Chapter 21. Traffic Offenses (N.Y. Veh. & Traf. Law)
Chapter 22. Offenses Against Animals (N.Y. Agric. & Mkts. Law)

Appendix: Criminal Sentencing in New York State: A Historical Overview

Table of Cases
Index

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