Completely updated and restructured with new hypotheticals that introduce chapters and highlight important issues, this revision of FUNDAMENTALS OF CRIMINAL LAW by noted scholar Paul Robinson offers straightforward and comprehensive coverage of the full range of Criminal Law in a concise, manageable size.
In his casebook, Robinson emphasizes a basic understanding of statutory criminal law-showing your students the interplay between cases and doctrines and codes and statutes, including the Model Penal Code.
The book covers the essentials for your course while maintaining and excellent teaching length. New coverage includes:
• hate crimes
• sexual offenses
• burdens of proof
• Robinson covers the essential procedural, constitutional, and historical issues students need to understand substantive criminal law.
• each chapter opens with a hypothetical or actual fact pattern to focus student attention on important issues. These also serve as efficient, recurring reference points that bind the cases, statutes, literature, notes, and questions that follow.
With classroom concerns in mind, Robinson has added extensive notes, questions, and comments to raise relevant issues. He includes excerpts from code commentary, A.L.I. Floor Debate, newspaper articles, charts, books, and law review articles.