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This contemporary text is part of Pearson’s groundbreaking “Justice Series,” and takes a fresh look at criminal law while maintaining a real-world focus.
Criminal Law is part of the groundbreaking new series in which best-selling authors and designers have come together focused on one goal - to improve student performance across the criminal justice curriculum. This text maintains a brief format, yet offers a comprehensive introduction to criminal law. The book presupposes no legal expertise, connects criminal law cases to the real world through innovative pedagogy, carefully examines the logic behind high-profile court decisions, and encourages students, through numerous decision making exercises, to be critical thinkers by putting them in the position of the judge, jury, prosecutor or defense attorney.
SECTION 1: FOUNDATIONS
Chapter 1: The Foundations of Criminal Law
Chapter 2: Limitations on the Criminal Law
Chapter 3: The Elements of Criminal Liability
SECTION 2: DEFENSES TO CRIMINAL LIABILITY
Chapter 4: Justification Defenses
Chapter 5: Excuse Defenses
SECTION 3: MULTIPLE OFFENDERS AND INCHOATE CRIMES
Chapter 6: Complicity and Vicarious Liability
Chapter 7: Inchoate Crimes
SECTION 4: CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS
Chapter 8: Homicide
Chapter 9: Assaultive Offenses
SECTION 5: CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY
Chapter 10: Property Damage and Invasion
Chapter 11: Theft and Analogous Offenses
SECTION 6: OTHER CRIMES
Chapter 12: Public Order, Morality, and Vice Crimes
Chapter 13: Terrorism and Offenses Against the State