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Criminal Law 4th Edition

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ISBN-10: 0735562431

ISBN-13: 9780735562431

Edition: 4th 2007 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)

Authors: Richard G. Singer, John Q. La Fond

List price: $46.95
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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
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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: 2.2
Language: English

The Sources and Limitations of the Criminal Law
The Purposes of Punishment
Actus Reus
The Doctrines of Mens Rea
Strict Liability
Defenses: An Initial Survey
Acts in Emergency: Justification vs. Excuse
Defenses Based on Individual Characteristics
Table of Selected Cases