An Introduction to the Model Penal Code

Author: Markus D. Dubber

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190243058

Category: Law

Page: 248

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In the second edition of his introductory overview of the Model Penal Code (now titled 'An Introduction to the Model Penal Code'), Markus Dubber retains the book's original aim, approach, and structure as a companion to the Code. Reflecting the Code's attempt to present an accessible, comprehensive, and systematic account of American criminal law, this book unlocks the Code's potential as a key to American criminal law for law students and teachers, and for anyone else with an interest in getting a sense of the basic contours of American criminal law.

Criminal Law

Model Penal Code

Author: Markus Dirk Dubber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 486

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The Model Penal Code has been called the principal text in criminal law teaching. It is an ambitious, and influential, attempt to work out the principles of American criminal law in a systematic way. By highlighting the Code's conceptual structure, this study aid helps students to navigate the Code's complex provisions and helps teachers unlock its full pedagogic potential, one all too easily obscured by a fragmented discussion of Code sections dealing with a variety of topics. The appendix includes the text of the Model Penal Code, parts I & II.

Criminal Law and Procedure

Author: Daniel E. Hall

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 130517674X

Category: Law

Page: 768

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CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE, 7th edition delivers extensive coverage of every aspect of the law and details the duties a paralegal is expected to perform when working within criminal law. High-level, comprehensive coverage is combined with cutting-edge developments, foundational concepts, and emerging trends, such as terrorism, treason, and national security crimes; cyber stalking; virtual child pornography; corporate crime, racial profiling, and more. Case excerpts help you develop your case analysis skills, while a variety of built-in learning aids sharpen your problem solving and analytical skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cases and Problems in Criminal Law

Author: Myron Moskovitz

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0327174153

Category: Law

Page: 812

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A client comes to a lawyer with a difficult legal problem, involving a complex set of facts. The lawyer then researches the legal issues, finding a cluster of cases and statutes - almost all from the jurisdiction in which the problem arises. In order to advise the client (and, if necessary, to litigate the case), the lawyer must analyze, distinguish, reconcile, and interrelate the authorities in the cluster, seeing them as a group indicating the direction of that state's law, as well as seeing them separately. Cases and Problems in Criminal Law contains the caselaw that law students have to know and helps professors to recreate that experience so their students can learn how to handle it. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

An Introduction to Criminal Law

Author: Philip Carlan,Lisa S. Nored,Ragan A. Downey

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449654053

Category: Law

Page: 224

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An Introduction to Criminal Law walks readers through a chronological and simplistic (yet detailed) dissection of the legal labyrinth. The comprehensive principles of criminal law are explained step-by-step with a focus on the professional applications of legal principles within the criminal justice system. Full of practical hands-on exercises, this resource is ideal for introductory undergraduate courses in criminal justice programs.

Criminal Law

Author: Joycelyn M. Pollock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317226836

Category: Law

Page: 568

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Criminal Law, Eleventh Edition, a classic introduction to criminal law for criminal justice students, combines the best features of a casebook and a textbook. Its success over numerous editions, both at community colleges as well as in four-year college criminal justice programs, is proof this text works as an authoritative source on criminal law as well as a teaching text that communicates with students. The book covers substantive criminal law and explores its principles, sources, distinctions, and limitations. Definitions and elements of crimes are explained, and defenses to crimes are thoroughly analyzed. Each chapter offers guidance to help students understand what is important, including chapter outlines, key terms, learning objectives, Legal News boxes that highlight current criminal law issues, and Quick Checks that cue the reader to stop and answer a question or two concerning the material just covered. Unique Exploring Case Law boxes offer guidance in using the accompanying cases, which are provided on the book’s website. A robust collection of instructor support materials addresses teaching and learning issues

Cases and Materials on Criminal Law

Author: Joshua Dressler,Stephen P. Garvey

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314279828

Category: Law

Page: 1009

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This popular casebook, through the selection of classic and modern cases, provides an excellent tool for teaching students the common law foundations of the criminal law and modern statutory reform, including the Model Penal Code. Along the way, the casebook considers modern controversies (e.g., "shaming" punishment, rape law, self-defense by battered women, euthanasia, the role of culture in determining culpability), and creatively uses literature (e.g., examining insanity through Edgar Allen Poe's The-Tell Tale Heart) and even "brain teasers" to confront (as the Preface states) "the Big Questions . . . that philosophers, theologians, scientists, and poets, as well as lawyers, have grappled with for centuries." Professor Stephen Garvey (Cornell) joins the casebook beginning with this new edition. The Sixth Edition, as in the past, includes some new cases, as well as updates in the notes that bring current issues of criminal law to the fore.

A Crime of Self-Defense

Bernhard Goetz and the Law on Trial

Author: George P. Fletcher

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226253343

Category: Law

Page: 272

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Legal expert George Fletcher uses the celebrated trial of New York's "Subway Vigilante", Bernhard Goetz, as a springboard to probe the profound relationship between this defensive action, the public's understanding of it, and the court's interpretation of it according to the law.

Bad Acts and Guilty Minds

Conundrums of the Criminal Law

Author: Leo Katz

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022602797X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 351

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With wit and intelligence, Leo Katz seeks to understand the basic rules and concepts underlying the moral, linguistic, and psychological puzzles that plague the criminal law. "Bad Acts and Guilty Minds . . . revives the mind, it challenges superficial analyses, it reminds us that underlying the vast body of statutory and case law, there is a rationale founded in basic notions of fairness and reason. . . . It will help lawyers to better serve their clients and the society that permits attorneys to hang out their shingles."—Edward N. Costikyan, New York Times Book Review

Constructing a Criminal Case

An Integrative Approach to Criminal Law

Author: Katherine Pang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594608872

Category: Law

Page: 375

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This textbook provides a model for students to learn the various types of crimes studied in a criminal law course, how to identify the material elements of the crimes, and how to develop analytical reasoning skills by integrating material facts from cases and hypothetical fact patterns with the elements of various crimes. Constructing a Criminal Case emphasizes an integrative method of instruction based on learning theory that stimulates contextual, relevant learning so that students can make sense and meaning of the course content. In this textbook, students will learn not only the fundamental content of a traditional criminal law course, including the elements of various crimes as defined by a variety of states in their criminal code/penal code, but will also have the opportunity to integrate criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence by learning how to construct a case and applying their knowledge in an applied learning activity — a mock criminal trial. Throughout the textbook the student has the opportunity to 'stop and engage' their learning by reading statutory language from a variety of state penal codes and case excerpts and then applying their learning to hypothetical fact patterns and practical application exercises. The instructional design pedagogy of the textbook emphasizes not only learning course content but promoting the retention and application of the course content. The many questions posed throughout the textbook are designed to build on previously learned concepts by using reflective questions and application exercises that develop critical thinking and analytical reasoning. In addition to being used as the primary text for any criminal law course, Constructing a Criminal Case can also be used for courses in trial advocacy, the criminal trial process, or for gaining an understanding of criminal justice from an integrated legal perspective.

Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Author: ABA Center for Professional Conduct

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604425178

Category: Law

Page: 209

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The Model Rules of Professional Conduct offers timely information on lawyer ethics. The black-letter Rules of Professional Conduct are followed by numbered Comments that explain each Rule's purpose and provide suggestions for its practical application. The Rules help lawyers identify proper conduct in a variety of given situations, review those instances where discretionary action is possible, and define the nature of the lawyer's relationship with clients, colleagues, and the courts.

An Introduction to Criminal Law

Author: Philip Carlan,Lisa S. Nored,Ragan A. Downey

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449647219

Category: Law

Page: 224

View: 5076

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An Introduction to Criminal Law walks readers through a chronological and simplistic (yet detailed) dissection of the legal labyrinth. The comprehensive principles of criminal law are explained step-by-step with a focus on the professional applications of legal principles within the criminal justice system. Full of practical hands-on exercises, this resource is ideal for introductory undergraduate courses in criminal justice programs.

Criminal Law

Author: Guyora Binder

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199717524

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Many controversies in American criminal law reflect the tension between older and newer conceptions of the purposes of punishment. The English common law of crimes enforced a royal peace by conditioning punishment on unauthorized force and harm to particular victims. The story of American criminal law has been the emergence of a more utilitarian conception of criminal offending as the imposition of risk or the violation of consent, combined with culpability. This conception is reflected in the Model Penal Code and many state codes. Yet understanding contemporary criminal law requires that we also remember the model of offending as trespass against sovereignty out of which it emerged. The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Criminal Law reviews the development of American criminal law and explains its key concepts and persistent controversies in light of its history. These key concepts include retribution and prevention as purposes of punishment; the requirements of a criminal act and a culpable mental state; criteria of causal responsibility; modes of violating consent; inchoate offenses, including attempt and conspiracy; doctrines of participation in crime; and defenses of justification and excuse.

Criminal Law

Author: Joel Samaha

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495095397

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

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Clear and easy to understand, Joel Samaha's best-selling CRIMINAL LAW helps you apply criminal law's enduring foundations and principles to fascinating, current court cases and specific crimes. With a balanced blend of case excerpts and author commentary, Samaha guides you as you hone your critical thinking and legal analysis skills. You'll see the principles, defenses, and elements of crime at work as you progress through the book-and you'll learn about the general principles of criminal liability and its defenses, as well as the elements of crimes against persons property, society, and crimes against the state. Featuring the latest topics and court cases, as well as many study tools to help you do well in this course, Samaha's CRIMINAL LAW is a text you will want to keep as a valuable reference even after you graduate and begin your career in the criminal justice field of your choosing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Substantive Criminal Law

Cases, Comments and Comparative Materials

Author: Luis E. Chiesa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611635287

Category: Law

Page: 761

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The strength of this casebook is the uniformity of each chapter's structure, which makes it easier to approach the chapter's topic systematically. Each chapter begins with several sections that discuss the applicable law, followed by a separate section that discusses the Model Penal Code's approach to the topic. This is then followed by a ''Comparative Perspectives'' section that encourages students to think about alternative ways of approaching the topic. The richness of the comparative materials used in the casebook is unmatched by its competitors, as many of the materials have been translated by the author. Finally, each chapter ends with a section titled ''Scholarly Debates'' that introduces the student to some of the philosophical discussions related to the topic.

Criminal Law and Procedure, Cases and Materials + Casebookplus

Author: Donald Dripps,Rollin Perkins,Ronald Boyce

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781683284666

Category:

Page: 1689

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The thirteenth edition continues the book's commitment to offering the most comprehensive, rigorous, and flexible materials on the American criminal process. With respect to the substantive criminal law, the new edition includes: Full case treatment of Johnson v. United States, illustrating the Supreme Court's current approach to the void-for-vagueness doctrine, and giving the clearest expression yet of the doctrine's constitutional foundations; Full case treatment of Elonis v. United States, 575 U.S. ___ (2015), illuminating the Supreme Court's current approach to imputing mental states when statutes are silent or unclear; Full case treatment of Rosemond v. United States, 572 U.S. ___ (2014) , illuminating the Supreme Court's current approach to the mens rea for complicity liability; Full case treatment of Hurst v. Florida, 136 S.Ct. 616 (2016), holding the Florida system of advisory jury verdicts in capital cases violates the Sixth Amendment; The substantive provisions of the American Law Institute's Project on Sexual and Related Offenses, Tentative Draft No. 2 (April 15, 2016), proposing, inter alia, a manifested "willingness" definition of consent and recognition of a felony offense for sexual penetration by an actor who knows, or consciously disregards a substantial risk, that the victim has not consented; Full case treatment of State v. J.W., Jr., 181 Wa.2d 757 (2014), holding the Washington practice of putting the burden of proof on the consent issue in rape cases on the defense violates due process; Extensive extracts from the Justice Department's memorandum explaining the decision not to bring federal civil rights charges against Officer Darren Wilson in the case involving the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. With respect to criminal procedure, the new edition includes: Full case treatment of Riley v. California, 573 U.S. ___ (2014), summarizing search-incident-to-arrest doctrine and excluding cell phones from warrantless search incident to arrest, A thoroughly revised section on constitutional remedies in police practices cases, Illustrating the exceptions to the exclusionary rule with United States v. Rose, 613 Fed. Appx. 125 (3d Cir. 2015), a case giving a good illustration of the standing doctrine; and Utah v. Strieff, 2016 WL 3369419 (U.S. 2016), a case illustrating the Court's antipathy toward the exclusionary rule and analyzing the causation-based exceptions such as attenuation, inevitable discovery, and independent source; and The text of 42 U.S.C. �14141 and extensive excerpts from the consent decree regarding the New Orleans Police Department, entered between the Justice Department and the City of New Orleans in 2012.

International Extradition

United States Law and Practice

Author: M. Cherif Bassiouni

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199917892

Category: Law

Page: 1296

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"This edition remains, as its preceding ones, the most comprehensive text on the subject of international extradition, as practiced in and by the United States, and in general about the international practice of extradition". -- FOREWORD.

Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law

Author: Markus D Dubber

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191654620

Category: Law

Page: 450

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Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law presents essays in which scholars from various countries and legal systems engage critically with formative texts in criminal legal thought since Hobbes. It examines the emergence of a transnational canon of criminal law by documenting its intellectual and disciplinary history and provides a snapshot of contemporary work on criminal law within that historical and comparative context. Criminal law discourse has become, and will continue to become, more international and comparative, and in this sense global: the long-standing parochialism of criminal law scholarship and doctrine is giving way to a broad exploration of the foundations of modern criminal law. The present book advances this promising scholarly and doctrinal project by making available key texts, including several not previously available in English translation, from the common law and civil law traditions, accompanied by contributions from leading representatives of both systems.

American Exceptionalism in Crime and Punishment

Author: Kevin R. Reitz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190203544

Category: Law

Page: 560

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The idea of American exceptionalism has made frequent appearances in discussions of criminal justice policies--as it has in many other areas--to help portray or explain problems that are especially acute in the U.S., including mass incarceration, retention of the death penalty, racial and ethnic disparities, and the War on Drugs. While scholars do not universally agree that it is an apt or useful framework, there is no question that the U.S. is an outlier, when compared with other industrialized democracies, in its punitive and exclusionary criminal justice policies. This volume of essays deepens the debate of American exceptionalism in crime and punishment through comparative political, economic, and historical analyses, with an orientation toward forward-looking prescriptions for American law, policy, and institutions of government. The chapters expand the literature to neglected areas such as community supervision, parole release, and collateral consequences of conviction; explore claims of causation, in particular the view that the U.S. history of slavery and racial inequality has been a primary driver of crime policy; examine arguments that the framework of multiple governments and localized crime control, populist style of democracy, and laissez-faire economy are implicated in problems of both crime and punishment; and assess theories that cultural values are the most salient predictors of penal severity and violent crime. With an outstanding list of contributors edited by a leading authority on punishment, this volume demonstrates that the largest problems of crime and justice cannot be brought into focus from the perspective of single jurisdiction, and that comparative inquiries are necessary for an understanding of the current predicament in the US.