Author: Joshua Dressler
Publisher: Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender
Release Date: 2012
This comprehensive and clearly written Understanding treatise is frequently cited by scholars and courts in their analysis of substantive criminal law. Understanding Criminal Law is designed to be taught in conjunction with any casebook. The topics covered are those most often raised in criminal law casebooks, and coverage of these subjects is meant to complement professors' classroom discussions. The text focuses on the basic elements of, and defenses to, specific crimes such as homicide, rape, and theft, group criminality, and inchoate liability. Understanding Criminal Law also covers theories of punishment, sources of the criminal law, and overarching principles such as legality and proportionality. The common law is emphasized with extensive comparisons to the Model Penal Code and thoughtful examination of the underpinnings of the utilitarian philosophies of substantive criminal law. The text of Understanding Criminal Law encourages students to consider the approach these philosophies would take to a particular matter under discussion, thus providing an excellent learning
Understanding Criminal Law links all the elements of British criminal law together to form a coherent, complete overview. Written by two practising teachers, the book stresses the practical application of modern criminal law as it is currently used in the English judicial system. It goes on to examine how the prosecution build up a case before looking at the role and nature of the defence. The final chapter concentrates on study skills relevant to criminal law, including note-taking, file organisation, revision strategy and the use of legal sources.
Publisher: West Publishing Company
Release Date: 1998-01-01
The Sixth Edition thoroughly examines act, intent, lack of intent, proximate cause & burdens of proof. It is essential that a beginning student have an insight into the criminal justice process as a prerequisite to proper understanding of many of the cases on substantive criminal law. The Sixth Edition also looks at the conceptual battles that surround crimes that require an intent to cause death in cases where an AIDS sufferer seeks to transmit the disease, the assisted-suicide issue & right-to-die cases, & whether the "born alive" rule should be retained.
Author: John Scheb
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2011-03-28
Genre: Social Science
Current, engaging, and succinct, CRIMINAL LAW, Sixth Edition, describes both the reasoning behind criminal law and the practical applications of that law. This successful and time-tested text couples a classic organization and traditional presentation of case law with cutting-edge coverage of recent trends in law. The authors’ combined legal and practical experience provides students with firsthand insights into the American legal system, while simple, non-legal language makes this text easier to read than other law books. Featuring relevant cases-in-point throughout, the authors encourage students not only to learn but also to think about and understand the law. The text also utilizes extensive case material, covers the historical background of criminal law, and includes the latest Supreme Court decisions. This is one of two updated splits of the combined CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE, Seventh Edition (c. 2011), by the same authors. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Understanding Criminal Procedure is primarily designed for law students and is organized and written so that both students and professors can use it with confidence to better prepare for courses and improve classroom dialogue. Already cited extensively in scholarly literature and judicial opinions, scholars, practicing lawyers and courts will also find the expanded content of this newest edition indispensable. Inside you'll find extensive coverage of the most important United States Supreme Court cases and discussion of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, federal statutes, and lower federal and state court cases. Overarching policy issues are considered extensively, and some of the hottest debates in the field are considered with high-quality and objective analysis. The user-friendly organization of the text helps you develop a comprehensive understanding of broad topics, or refine your focus with intuitive subsections that help you find answers to pressing questions more efficiently. Citations to important scholarship, both classic and recent, help you to expand and refine your research on specific topics with ease, and footnotes include cross-references within the text to help you easily move to different chapters and subsections to understand how topics are inter-related. This first volume, Investigation, is intended for use in introductory criminal procedure courses focusing primarily or exclusively on police investigative process and constitutional concerns. A chapter on the defendant's right to counsel at trial and appeal and other non-police-practice issues is included in both volumes to allow greater flexibility based on the design of particular courses. The second volume, Adjudication covers the criminal process after the police investigation ends and the adjudicative process commences. It is most useful in more advanced criminal procedure courses that follow the criminal process through the various stages of adjudication, commencing with pretrial issues and explaining the process through charging, pretrial release and discovery, the trial, and post-conviction proceedings including sentencing and appeals.
Author: Jonathan Herring
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2016-04-21
Jonathan Herring offers an exciting and accessible introduction to criminal law. This text provides students with a detailed knowledge of the law and includes extensive discussion on the theoretical issues raised by the law.
Routledge-Cavendish Lawcards are your complete, pocket-sized guides to key examinable areas of the undergraduate law curriculum and the CPE/GDL. Their concise text, user-friendly layout and compact format make them an ideal revision aid. Helping you to identify, understand and commit to memory the salient points of each area of the law, shouldn’t you make Routledge-Cavendish Lawcards your essential revision companions? Fully updated and revised with all the most important recent legal developments, Routledge-Cavendish Lawcards are now packed with even more features: New revision checklists help you to consolidate the key issues within each topic Colour coded highlighting really makes cases and legislation stand out New tables of cases and legislation make for easy reference Boxed case notes pick out the cases that are most likely to come up in exams More diagrams and flowcharts clarify and condense complex and important topics "...these spiral-bound beauties...are an excellent starting point for any enthusiastic reviser. The books are concise and get right down to the nitty-gritty of each topic." Lex Magazine Routledge-Cavendish Lawcards are now supported by a Companion Website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/xxx
Author: Christopher M. V. Clarkson
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Criminal law
This study seeks to present the key principles of criminal law in a comprehensive and readable style. Concentrating on the more theoretical issues, the main focus is on the general principles of criminal liability.
The crime of manslaughter exists as a 'catch-all offence' to punish those who are blameworthy in causing the death of another but whose culpability falls short of that required for murder. Manslaughter is an extremely broad offence and it has a difficult task in ensuring that all those who warrant punishment for 'non-aggressive' deaths are convicted. Simultaneously, it should not be too broad in covering those who do not warrant punishment for such deaths. There is little consistency in whether a particular dangerous activity leads to liability for a specific offence or for the generic offence of manslaughter when death is caused. This book examines the current law and includes a variety of perspectives on the subject with chapters on specific modes of killing as well as issues that permeate all areas. The first half of the book deals with issues such as how any special offences for non-aggressive death should relate to a hierarchy of homicide offences. The second half deals with issues specific to different activities, which may or may not justify the creation of specific homicide offences. The book includes a comparative chapter on Australian law.
Author: John Scheb
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2008-03-20
Genre: Social Science
Current, engaging, and succinct, CRIMINAL LAW, Fifth Edition, describes both the reasoning behind criminal law and the practical applications of that law. It couples a traditional presentation of case law with cutting-edge coverage of recent trends in law. Drawing from the combined legal and practical experience of the authors--a judge and a law professor--the text gives you firsthand insights into the American legal system, and its simple, nonlegal language makes it easier to read than other law books. Featuring relevant cases-in-point throughout the text, the authors encourage you not only to learn but also to really think about and understand the law. A new student website also offers samples of case briefings, which provide excellent examples to model your own briefings after. CRIMINAL LAW, Fifth Edition, also utilizes extensive case material, covers the historical background of criminal law, and includes the latest Supreme Court decisions. This is one of two updated splits of the combined CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE, Sixth Edition (c. 2008), by the same authors. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Matthew Lippman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Social Science
Essential Criminal Law, Second Edition equips students with a foundational and practical understanding of criminal law in the United States, as well as encourages strong legal reasoning skills for students with no prior exposure to case law. Award-winning professor and bestselling author Matthew Lippman guides students through the complexities of the legal system using thought-provoking examples of real-life crimes and legal defenses, along with highly approachable case analyses. Updated with the most current developments in criminal law and public policy, the Second Edition takes students beyond the classroom and prepares them to apply criminal law in today’s legal world.
The Fourth Edition of this clearly written Understanding treatise is new in many respects. Most significantly, it has been enlarged to two volumes. Volume One: Investigation is intended for use in criminal procedure courses focusing primarily or exclusively on the police investigatory process. Volume Two: Adjudication covers the criminal process after the police investigation ends and the adjudicative process commences. The text covers the most important United States Supreme Court cases in the field. Where pertinent, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, federal statutes, and lower federal and state court cases are considered. The broad overarching policy issues of criminal procedure are laid out and some of the hottest debates in the field are considered in depth and objectively. The authors have also included citations to important scholarship, both classic and recent, into which readers may delve more deeply regarding specific topics.
Author: Paul Bergman
Release Date: 2015-12-07
Understand criminal Law! Learn your rights and how to protect yourself. Whether you face a criminal case, work in law enforcement, or simply want to know more about the criminal law system, this book can help. From A to Z, it covers the basic to the complex, from alibi to the writ of habeas corpus. It’s easy to find what you’re looking for, and everything is explained in plain English. You’ll find clear explanations of plea bargaining, diversion, abuse excuse, consecutive sentences, Good Samaritan laws and much more. With this book you’ll be able to: learn the law with real-life examples understand procedures from arraignment through sentencing determine defenses to common crimes examine actual criminal statutes understand juvenile court know how appeals work learn how to work with a lawyer This edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest criminal law trends and Supreme Court rulings.
An Interdisciplinary Approach Criminal Law provides students with an integrated framework for understanding the U.S. criminal justice system with a diverse and inclusive interdisciplinary approach and thematic focus. Authors Katheryn Russell-Brown and Angela J. Davis go beyond the law and decisions in court cases to consider and integrate issues of race, gender, and socio-economic status with their discussion of criminal law. Material from the social sciences is incorporated to highlight the intersection between criminal law and key social issues. Case excerpts and detailed case summaries, used to highlight important principles of criminal law, are featured throughout the text. The coverage is conceptual and practical, showing students how the criminal law applies in the “real world”—not just within the pages of a textbook.