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Criminal Law: Examples & Explanations, Fourth Edition

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Publisher Comments:

Many great features maintain the reliability of this text:

- utilizes current, well-known cases, some of which have not yet reached the appellate courts or even gone to litigation, to make the material current and easily applicable

- includes explanations that provide analysis of both prosecution and defense arguments, offering a pedagogical approach that provides valuable exam-writing skills for students

- remains highly readable and accessible, often incorporating popular culture and humor to spark students interest

- offers a straightforward presentation through clear, introductory text that enables students to understand and apply principles

- incorporates visual aids, in the form of graphs, charts and other illustrations, to demonstrate legal standards and concepts

Updated to reflect recent developments since the Third Edition was published, including:

- more coverage of medical-based excuses, such as Prozac, Serotonin, Testosterone, etc.

- examples and explanations based on prescription druginduced sleepwalking, death caused by abuse of time-release pain-killing patches, and void for vagueness challenges to laws limiting where sex offenders can live or travel

- florida self-defense and right-to-carry laws

- recent Supreme Court cases on the insanity defense (Arizona v. Clark) and duress (Dixon v. United States)

- recent Supreme Court case on mental competency

- over 50 new examples, including materials on:

i. steroid rage

ii. the Zoloft (Prozac) defense

iii. terrorism statutes and prosecutions

iv. the San Francisco dog maul case

Book News Annotation:

Singer (Rutgers) and La Fond (University of Missouri) explain the rules defining mens rea, mistake of law, strict criminal liability, felony murder, rape, theft, solicitation, conspiracy, and complicity. The fourth edition of the textbook adds sections on homicidal liability for deaths resulting from the transmission of AIDS and preemptive self-defense as a justification for invading Iraq. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780735562431
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Subject:
United states
Contributor:
Fond, John Q. La
Author:
Singer, Richard G.
Author:
Fond, John Q.
Author:
La Fond, John Q.
Subject:
Criminal Law
Subject:
Criminal Law - General
Subject:
Criminal law -- United States.
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Fourth
Series:
Examples & Explanations
Publication Date:
February 2007
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
551
Dimensions:
9.87x7.29x1.20 in. 2.25 lbs.

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