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Glannon Guide to Criminal Law Learning Criminal Law Through Multiple-Choice Questions and Analysis

ISBN-10: 1454808349
ISBN-13: 9781454808343
Edition: 3rd 2012 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)
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Description: The popular Glannon Guide to Criminal Law is a concise, clear,effective review of criminal law topics organized around multiple-choicequestions. Employing a student-friendly, accessible tone, this textincludes brief explanatory text about each topic  More...

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Book details

List price: $43.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Publication date: 2/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

The popular Glannon Guide to Criminal Law is a concise, clear,effective review of criminal law topics organized around multiple-choicequestions. Employing a student-friendly, accessible tone, this textincludes brief explanatory text about each topic under discussion,followed by one or two multiple-choice questions. After each question,the author explains how the correct choice was chosen and clarifies whyother options were not correct. A more sophisticated “Closer” questionat the end of each chapter challenges students to stretch theiranalytical abilities and examine subtle nuances of the topic. Unlikeother titles, this approach emphasizes learning the concepts, ratherthan mastering test-taking techniques.The author has thoroughly updated the Third Edition and has addednumerous new hypotheticals including many that feature situationsinvolving the Model Penal Code.Hallmark features:• Integrates multiple-choice questions into afull-fledged review of first-year criminal law course.• Student-friendly, accessible tone emphasizes concepts of law, rather than test-taking strategies.• Lead-up discussion of law in the text preparesstudents to learn effectively from subsequent questions.• Clear explanations of correct and incorrect answers helpto clarify nuances in the law .• Multiple-choice questions are sophisticated but fair, neither too difficult nor unrealistically straightforward.• Equally useful to all students, regardless of whetherthey will be tested by multiple-choice questions on their exams.• Embodies a far more user-friendly and interactive approachthan other exam preparation aids.• A more challenging final question in each chapter (the “Closer ”) illustrates a more sophisticated problem in the areaunder discussion.• “ Closing Closer ” questions in the last chapterprovide practice and helpful review of concepts in earlier chapters.• Valuable exam-taking pointers interspersed within thesubstantive text.The Third Edition of this popular title has been updated throughoutand features:• New Multiple choice questions throughout• New hypotheticals featuring the Model Penal Code,including Model Penal Code Closing Closers

Summary of Contents
A Very Short Introduction
Nature of Criminal Law
Elements of a Crime
Strict Liability Crimes
Mistake of Fact
Mistake of Law
Causation
Homicide-An Overview
Homicide-Murder
Manslaughter
Felony Murder and Misdemeanor Manslaughter (Unlawful Law Doctrine)
Attempt
Solicitation and Other Inchoate Offenses
Accomplice Liability
Conspiracy
Introduction to Defenses, Self-Defense, and Defense of Another
Defense of Property, Law Enforcement Defenses, and Necessity
Duress
Insanity
Intoxication, Infancy, and Entrapment
Rape
Theft Crimes
Other Crimes Against Person and Property
Sentencing and Death Penalty
Closing Closers

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