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Criminal Law Today, Fifth Edition, brings criminal law to life by relating it to real stories from today’s headlines. The text’s approach is strongly influenced by the belief that the law has always been, and remains, a vital policy-making tool. As a topic for study and discussion, the nature and life of the law is more important today than ever before. The text highlights the challenges that face the law as it continues to adapt to the needs of a complex and rapidly changing society and features a balanced text/casebook approach that provides a lively introduction to criminal law. Effective in-text learning tools give students the resources they need to master the material presented in the text.
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CHAPTER 1 The Nature and History of Criminal Law
CHAPTER 2 Criminal Liability and the Essence of Crime
CHAPTER 3 Expanding the Concept of Crime
CHAPTER 4 Extending Criminal Liability: Inchoate Offenses and Parties to Crime
CHAPTER 5 Justifications as Defenses
CHAPTER 6 Defenses: Excuses and Insanity
CHAPTER 7 Legal and Social Dimensions of Personal Crime: Homicide
CHAPTER 8 Legal and Social Dimensions of Personal Crime: Assault, Battery, and Other Personal Crimes
CHAPTER 9 Legal and Social Dimensions of Property and Computer Crimes
CHAPTER 10 Offenses against Public Order and the Administration of Justice
CHAPTER 11 Terrorism and Human Trafficking Offenses against Public Morality
CHAPTER 12 Offenses against Public Morality Terrorism and Human Trafficking
CHAPTER 13 Victims and the Law
CHAPTER 14 Punishment and Sentencing
APPENDIX A How to Brief a Case
APPENDIX B The Constitution of the United States of America
APPENDIX C Model Penal Code Excerpts
Table of Cases