Criminal Law Case Studies and Controversies

ISBN-10: 1454807024

ISBN-13: 9781454807025

Edition: 3rd 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Paul H. Robinson

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Brings an innovative approach to case analysis, statutory interpretation, andapplying the principles of criminal law.Uses an innovative case studies method . Each topic area includes adetailed story about the people and events leading up to the offense.Includes 120 photographs related to the crimes.“Core opinions" of central historical, theoretical, or doctrinal importanceare provided in each subject-area section.Includes provocative and timely principal cases from a wide variety ofjurisdictions, each followed by the statutes that existed in thejurisdiction at the time of the offense.Reproduces any court opinions in the case, so teachers can comparetheir in-class legal analysis to how the case was resolved in real life.Treatise-like summary of law in each topic area gives students anoverview of the law, introduces the underlying theoretical principles, andprovides context.Real world problem cases test students’ mastery of the legalsummaries and an important vehicle for class discussions.Each section identifies issues of current controversy and anadvanced issues appendix includes excerpts from the literature on each side ofthe issue.Extensive Teacher's Manual, provides the aftermath of each story, ananalysis of all principal cases and problem cases, a summary of the argumentson each side of the highlighted controversies, plus pedagogical comments oneach section, including summary lesson plans.Rich website allows instructors to poll their students on liabilityjudgments for each principal case as well as PDFs of full opinions andappellate opinions (if they exist) for the core cases, and other resourcessuch as links to compiled criminal codes for all 50 states and the FinalReport of the National Commission on Reform of Federal Criminal Laws.New to the Third EditionUpdating and adding to many of the overview sections to reflect changesin law and to add topical issuesEditing the story narratives for a cleaner read and clearerpresentation of the factsSelective revisions to the issues and materials as suggested byRobinson’s own teaching and the comments of usersAdding new material on the selected topics, such as restorativejustice, suicide and assisted suicide, possession offenses, corporatecriminality child pornography, computer fraud, identity theft, illegalprescription drugs, and cyberbullying, common law concepts of “general intent”and “specific intent”Adding graphics developed for the Teacher’s Manual that have provenuseful in class*Teacher's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. Formore information or to request a copy, please contact Wolter's Kluwer Law &Business at 800-950-5259 or
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List price: $254.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 1/25/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1312
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.50" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 4.378
Language: English

One of the nation's leading criminal justice experts, Paul H. Robinson has written influential commentary for the "New York Times "(on the Unabomber case), the "Wall Street Journal" (on the beating of Reginald Denny after the O.J. verdict), and for "Atlantic Monthly". The author of several books, he is currently the Edna B. and Ednyfed H. Williams Professor of Law at Northwestern University.

Introductory Materials
The Nature of Criminal Law and Its Structure
The Legality Principle
Theories of Punishment
Offense Requirements
Culpability Requirements
Culpability and Mistake
Homicide And Related Issues
Homicide: Doctrines of Aggravation
Death Penalty
Homicide: Doctrines of Mitigation
Inchoate Liability
Attempt Liability
Doctrines Of Imputation
Voluntary Intoxication
The Act Requirement and Liability for an Omission
General Defenses
Justification Defenses Generally
Lesser Evils Defense
Public Authority Justifications
Defensive Force Justifications
Mistake as to a Justification
Excuse Defenses Generally
Mistake Excuses
Disability Excuses
Nonexculpatory Defenses Generally
Nonexculpatory Defenses
Changing Patterns Of Criminality
Hate Crimes
Corporate Criminality
Criminal Law in the Technological Age
Discussion Materials & Advanced Issues
Model Penal Code Selected Provisions
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