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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.
Table of Contents
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