For courses in Criminal Law
It brings the criminal law to life by relating it to real-life stories taken from today’s headlines.
The approach has been strongly influenced by the belief that the law has always been, and remains, a vital policy-making tool. As a topic for study and discussion, the nature and life of the law is more important today than ever before. The challenges that face the law as it continues to adapt to the needs of a complex and rapidly changing society are highlighted in this text and serve to emphasize for readers the contemporary relevance of our ever-evolving American criminal law.
Featuring a balanced text/casebook approach to meet the needs of instructors who prefer a textbook and instructors that prefer a casebook, Criminal Law Today 3e gives students and instructors an accessible, lively introduction to criminal law. Chapter-opening real-life stories and boxed features that illustrate criminal law in practice help students connect criminal law to real life, and a complete suite of in-text learning tools give students the resources they need to master the material presented in the text
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Nature & History of Criminal Law
Chapter 2: Criminal Liability & the Elements of Crimes
Chapter 3: Expanding the Concept of Crime
Chapter 4: Extending Criminal Liability: Inchoate Offenses & Parties to Crime
Chapter 5: Justifications as Defenses
Chapter 6: Excuses as Defenses
Chapter 7: Legal & Social Dimensions of Personal Crime: Homicide
Chapter 8: Legal & Social Dimensions of Personal Crime: Assault, Battery, and other Personal Crimes
Chapter 9: Legal & Social Dimensions of Property & Computer Crimes
Chapter 10: Offenses Against Public Order & the Administration of Justice
Chpater 11: Terrorism and Human Trafficking
Chapter 12: Offenses Against Public Morality
Chapter 13: Victims and the Law
Chapter 14: Punishment & Sentencing
Appendix A: The Constitution of the United States of America
Appendix B: Model Penal Code Excerpts
Table of Cases
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Criminal Law Today, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition
Format: Safari Book
$54.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-506002-5