Contemporary Criminal Law : Concepts, Cases, and Controversies

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-25
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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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
Constitutional Limitations
Punishment and Sentencing
Actus Reus
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
White-Collar Crime
Crimes Against Public Order and Morality
Crimes Against the State
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