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Contemporary Criminal Law

Contemporary Criminal Law - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-1452230023

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ISBN13: 978-1452230023
ISBN10: 1452230021
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 13
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Published: 2013
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Contemporary Criminal Law - 3RD 13 edition

ISBN13: 978-1452230023

Matthew R. Lippman

ISBN13: 978-1452230023
ISBN10: 1452230021
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 13
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.

Published: 2013
International: No
Summary

Contemporary Criminal Law, Third Edition combines the traditional concepts taught in undergraduate criminal law courses with thought-provoking cases and engaging learning tools. The text covers both foundational and emerging legal topics such as terrorism, gangs, cyber crime, and hate crimes, in a student-friendly and approachable manner. Clear explanations of criminal law and defenses are complemented by provocative, well-edited cases followed by discussion questions to stimulate critical thinking and in-class discussion. Features and Benefits:The Third Edition includes new cases throughout, offering the most up-to-date coverage of evolving legal opinions and developments in criminal law.This text s student-friendly, clear style makes legal concepts approachable and manageable for undergraduate students.The popular You Decide features are based on actual cases and ask students to assume the role of a judge to arrive at a decision on the case; answers are found on the student study site.Icons throughout the book direct students to the robust student study site with state-specific supplements, self quizzes, podcasts, extra cases, answers to the You Decide scenarios, and more.Crime in the News boxes, Legal Equations, and Cases and Comments engage students with the material presented in the chapters and deepen their understanding of how criminal law functions in the real world.New to this Edition:Moving the chapter on homicide up to appear before the chapter on sexual assault, assault and battery, kidnapping, and false imprisonment. This change will reflect the organization of the other competitors in this market and allow for a nice progression from the earlier discussion of intent.Condensing the cases where possible and reducing the length of the Crime in the News boxes to enhance the perception that the text is manageable for undergraduate students.Replacing the Core Concepts and Summary Statements at the beginning of the chapters with a chapter outline and lear

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1. The Nature, Purpose, and Function of Criminal Law Appendix: Reading and Briefing Cases Chapter 2. Constitutional Limitations Chapter 3. Punishment and Sentencing Chapter 4. Actus Reus Chapter 5. Mens Rea, Concurrence, Causation Chapter 6. Parties to Crime and Vicarious Liability Chapter 7. Attempt, Conspiracy, and Solicitation Chapter 8. Justifications Chapter 9. Excuses Chapter 10. Homicide Chapter 11. Criminal Sexual Conduct, Assault and Battery, Kidnapping, and False Imprisonment Chapter 12. Burglary, Trespass, Arson, and Mischief Chapter 13. Crimes Against Property Chapter 14. White-Collar Crime Chapter 15. Crimes Against Public Order and Morality Chapter 16. Crimes Against the State Notes Glossary Case Index Subject Index About the Author

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