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This is a comprehensive, introductory criminal law textbook that expands upon traditional concepts and cases by coverage of the most contemporary topics and issues. Contemporary material, including terrorism, computer crimes, and hate crimes, serves to illuminate the ever-evolving relationship between criminal law, society and the criminal justice system's role in balancing competing interests. The case method is used throughout the book as an effective and creative learning tool.Features include:" vignettes, core concepts, 'Cases and Concepts', 'You Decides, excerpts from state statutes, 'legal equations' and Crime in the News boxes" fully developed end-of-chapter pedagogy includes review questions, legal terminology and 'Criminal Law on the Web' resources" instructor resources (including PowerPoint slides, a computerized testbank and classroom activities) and a Student Study Site accompany this text
Table of Contents
|The Nature, Purpose, and Function of Criminal Law|
|Appendix: Reading and Briefing Cases|
|Punishment and Sentencing|
|Mens Rea, Concurrence, Causation|
|Parties to Crime and Vicarious Liability|
|Attempt, Conspiracy, and Solicitation|
|Criminal Sexual Conduct, Assault and Battery, Kidnapping, and False Imprisonment|
|Burglary, Trespass, Arson, and Mischief|
|Crimes Against Property|
|Crimes Against Public Order and Morality|
|Crimes Against the State|
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