Study Guide for Samaha's Ciminal Law / Edition 10

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Overview

An extensive student guide has been developed for this edition. Because students learn in different ways, the guide includes a variety of pedagogical aids to maximize their results. The guide outlines and summarizes each chapter, defines major terms and figures, and provides self-tests.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495812302
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/18/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Joel Samaha is Professor of History and Sociology at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, The Supreme Court and the Constitution, and a special joint Sociology/History Department course entitled Is There a Wartime Exception to the Bill of Rights? He received his B.A., J.D., and Ph.D. from Northwestern University and studied under the late Sir Geoffrey Elton at Cambridge University, England. Professor Samaha was admitted to the Illinois Bar, briefly practiced law in Chicago, and then taught at UCLA. In 1971, he joined the University of Minnesota, where he served as Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice Studies for four years, taught television and radio courses in criminal justice, co-taught a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar in legal and constitutional history, and was named Distinguished Teacher in 1974. Professor Samaha's works have appeared in Historical Journal, American Journal of Legal History, Minnesota Law Review, William Mitchell Law Review, and Journal of Social History.

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Table of Contents


1. Criminal Law and Punishment: An Overview.
2. Constitutional Limits on Criminal Law.
3. The General Principles of Criminal Liability: Actus Rea.
4. The General Principles of Criminal Liability: Mens Rea, Concurrence, and Causation.
5. Defenses to Criminal Liability: Justifications.
6. Defenses to Criminal Liability: Excuses.
7. Parties to Crime and Vicarious Liability.
8. Inchoate Crimes: Attempt, Conspiracy, and Solicitation.
9. Crimes Against Persons I: Criminal Homicide.
10. Crimes Against Persons II: Criminal Sexual Conduct, Bodily Injury, and Personal Restraint.
11. Crimes Against Property.
12. Crimes Against Public Order and Morals.
13. Crimes Against the State.
14. Appendices (Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, NEW Bill of Rights).
15. Glossary.
16. Bibliography.
17. Case Index.
18. Name/Subject Index.
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