Criminal Law 4th Edition

ISBN-10: 0735562431
ISBN-13: 9780735562431
Edition: 4th 2007 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)
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Book details

List price: $46.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 2/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 551
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Many great features maintain the reliability of this text: - utilizes current, well-known cases, some of which have not yet reached the appellate courts or even gone to litigation, to make the material current and easily applicable - includes explanations that provide analysis of both prosecution and defense arguments, offering a pedagogical approach that provides valuable exam-writing skills for students - remains highly readable and accessible, often incorporating popular culture and humor to spark students interest - offers a straightforward presentation through clear, introductory text that enables students to understand and apply principles - incorporates visual aids, in the form of graphs, charts and other illustrations, to demonstrate legal standards and concepts Updated to reflect recent developments since the Third Edition was published, including: - more coverage of medical-based excuses, such as Prozac, Serotonin, Testosterone, etc. - examples and explanations based on prescription druginduced sleepwalking, death caused by abuse of time-release pain-killing patches, and void for vagueness challenges to laws limiting where sex offenders can live or travel - florida self-defense and right-to-carry laws - recent Supreme Court cases on the insanity defense (Arizona v. Clark) and duress (Dixon v. United States) - recent Supreme Court case on mental competency - over 50 new examples, including materials on: i. steroid rage ii. the Zoloft (Prozac) defense iii. terrorism statutes and prosecutions iv. the San Francisco dog maul case

Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Sources and Limitations of the Criminal Law
The Purposes of Punishment
Actus Reus
The Doctrines of Mens Rea
Mistake
Strict Liability
Causation
Homicide
Rape
Theft
Solicitation
Attempt
Conspiracy
Complicity
Defenses: An Initial Survey
Acts in Emergency: Justification vs. Excuse
Defenses Based on Individual Characteristics
Table of Selected Cases
Index

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