Summary: Dressler's Criminal Law was prepared for use in a basic course. The cases and the readings were selected, the notes and questions formulated, and the casebook organized so that it can comfortably be used by teachers with varying pedagogical goals. Professor Dressler was guided in preparing this new casebook by several goals. Doctrine Matters: Students should leave a course in criminal law with a substantial body of knowledge. In the context of this casebook, this mea ...show morens that students will become familiar with the general and specific; Penal theory matters. A course in criminal law offers students an opportunity to consider jurisprudential concerns. A goal of the book is to put the criminal law in its philosophical context; and In understanding doctrine, other things matter too. Since the criminal law seeks to affect and to render judgments about human behavior, this book takes some note of the findings of the behavioral sciences. Students also will see that social, economic, and political forces inevitably shape the law. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 4TH 07
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