Criminal Law and Its Processes

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-05-15
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

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Now in its Eighth Edition, CRIMINAL LAW AND ITS PROCESSES: Cases and Materials maintains great success as the longtime leading book in Criminal Law. In addition to a highly respected and renowned authorship, this scholarly gem is distinguished by the intellectual integrity of its thematic framework, its teachability and the wealth and depth of its content. In addition to focusing on basic principles, analytical problems enhance student learning by testing their thought process, applications and interactions in context. This edition preserves the outstanding qualities that have earned it distinguished success:a highly respected authorship'Kadish, Schulhofer, and new co-author Steiker'comprised of nationally recognized and renowned scholarscohesive intellectual framework' by viewing the law both as a system for apportioning blame in accordance with moral norms and as an instrument of social control, it provides an analytical tool with which students can interpret and understand doctrinea cases-and-notes pedagogy with excerpted materials, questions, and problemsa focus on developing an understanding of principles and rules applicable to all crimes, rather than the detailed and disjointed elements of many particular crimesproblems that enhance student understanding of the basic principles by testing their applications and interactions in the context of particular offensesin-depth coverage of rape, homicide, and theft The Eighth Edition has been carefully updated to maintain the integrity of its framework, preserve its challenging content and enhance its teachability: it achieves continuity with its predecessors and makes little change in organization or coveragemost principal teaching cases have been retained, with recent cases and illustrations addedediting throughout enhances the transparency of the organization and accessibility of the notes and questions, providing greater clarity and ease of teachingorganization is designed to permit ready adaptation for longer or shorter coursesa new section gives detailed attention to issues of statutory interpretationa new chapter on Discretion allows for study of the legal framework that governs charging, bargaining and sentencing, and the role they play in shaping determinations of culpability and punishmentgreater attention is focused on the ways that sentencing considerations and the growth of federal criminal law have affected traditional criminal law principles and practicesnew attention is focused on international human rights and their implications for American criminal lawmore thorough examination of common law vocabulary and doctrine and a clarified organization enable students to differentiate more systematically between the common law and Model Penal Code approachesa completely revised section on the death penalty deals more fully with contemporary debates and recent Supreme Court decisions

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