9780534563738

Criminal Law (Non-InfoTrac Version with CD-ROM)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534563738

  • ISBN10:

    0534563732

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 6/26/2001
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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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.

Author Biography

Joel Samaha teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Introduction to Criminal Justice, and The Constitution in Crisis Times at the University of Minnesota.

Table of Contents

First Things First: The Nature and Limits of Criminal Law
Constitutional Limits on Criminal Law
The General Principles of Criminal Liability: Actus Rea
The General Principles of Criminal Liability: Mens Rea, Concurrence, and Causation
Defenses to Criminal Liability: Justifications
Defenses to Criminal Liability: Excuses
Parties to Crime and Vicarious Liability
Inchoate Crimes: Attempt, Conspiracy, and Solicitation
Crimes Against Persons I: Criminal Homicide
Crimes Against Persons II: Criminal Sexual Conduct, Bodily Injury, and Personal Restraint
Crimes Against Property
Crimes Against Public Order and Morals
Crimes Against the State
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