Contemporary Criminal Law: Concepts, Cases, and Controversies / Edition 2

Contemporary Criminal Law: Concepts, Cases, and Controversies / Edition 2

by Matthew Ross Lippman
ISBN-10:
1412981298
ISBN-13:
9781412981293
Pub. Date:
09/22/2009
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
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Contemporary Criminal Law: Concepts, Cases, and Controversies / Edition 2

Contemporary Criminal Law, Second Edition combines the traditional concepts and cases found in undergraduate texts with unique learning tools, resulting in an engaging, modern text that has enjoyed success with students and instructors nationwide. The text covers both traditional and cutting-edge topics, such as terrorism, computer crimes, and hate crimes, in a student-friendly way. Clear explanations of criminal law and defenses are complemented by provocative, well-edited cases followed by discussion questions to stimulate critical thinking and in-class discussion.

The Second Edition includes a number of new cases to illuminate important concepts such as the insanity defense and terrorism, many new learning features, and updates throughout, highlighting the most recent developments in criminal law. A more concise focus on domestic criminal law also characterizes this new edition. Best of all, this new edition continues to be significantly more affordable than most other texts for this course.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412981293
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 09/22/2009
Pages: 639
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Nature, Purpose, and Function of Criminal Law
Appendix. Reading and Briefing Cases
2. Constitutional Limitations
3. Punishment and Sentencing
4. Actus Reus
5. Mens Rea, Concurrence, Causation
6. Parties to Crime and Vicarious Liability
7. Attempt, Conspiracy, and Solicitation
8. Justifications
9. Excuses
10. Criminal Sexual Conduct, Assault and Battery, Kidnapping, and False Imprisonment
11. Homicide
12. Burglary, Trespass, Arson, and Mischief
13. Crimes Against Property
14. White-Collar Crime
15. Crimes Against Public Order and Morality
16. Crimes Against the State

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