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American Criminal Law : Cases, Statutes and Comments - With CD - 05 edition

American Criminal Law : Cases, Statutes and Comments - With CD (ISBN10: 1587787261; ISBN13: 9781587787263)
ISBN13: 978-1587787263
ISBN10: 1587787261


  • Compares American criminal law to other criminal law systems, criminal law to tort and contract law, and international criminal law
  • Provides extensive comments and questions, exploring issues raised in each case and placing them in a larger context
  • Uses problems to deepen understanding
This casebook presents up-to-date materials on the complex reality of modern American criminal law. more It includes edited cases and statutes, substantial chapter introductions, and highlights on pedagogical approaches (e.g., rules v. standards). Organized with cross-references to highlight connections, clear conceptual structure, and consideration of Model Penal Code throughout. Cases on recent developments include sentencing guidelines, internet crime, white collar crime, drug offenses, possession offenses, hate crimes, victims' rights, state v. federal power, executive v. legislative criminal lawmaking, and the "war on terror." Also includes materials on common crimes such as shoplifting, traffic offenses, and collateral effects of drug convictions. less

Edition/Copyright: 05
Cover: Hardcover
Publisher: Foundation Press
Year Published: 2005
International: No

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