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Criminal Law

Criminal Law - 9th edition

ISBN13: 978-0495095392

Cover of Criminal Law 9TH 08 (ISBN 978-0495095392)
ISBN13: 978-0495095392
ISBN10: 0495095397
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 9TH 08
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2008
International: No

List price: $268.75

Criminal Law - 9TH 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0495095392

Joel Samaha

ISBN13: 978-0495095392
ISBN10: 0495095397
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 9TH 08
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

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.

Table of Contents

The nature and limits of criminal law in U.S. society p. 2
Constitutional limits on criminal law p. 46
The general principles of criminal liability : Actus Reus p. 78
The general principles of criminal liability : Mens Rea, concurrence, and causation p. 104
Defense to criminal liability : justifications p. 136
Defenses to criminal liability : excuse p. 172
Parties to crime and vicarious liability p. 206
Inchoate crimes : attempt, conspiracy, and solicitation p. 232
Crimes against persons I : criminal homicide p. 272
Crimes against persons II : criminal sexual conduct, bodily injury, and personal restraint p. 328
Crimes against property p. 368
Crimes against public order and morals p. 406
Crimes against the state p. 436
Selected amendments of the Constitution of the United States p. 463
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