Synopses & Reviews
Equipping you with a practical understanding of legal topics, Gardner and Anderson's CRIMINAL LAW, 12th Edition, delivers comprehensive coverage of the major components of substantive criminal law in a remarkably reader-friendly presentation. Its narrative, descriptive approach exposes readers to the language of the law without overwhelming them. A longtime market leader, the book offers complete coverage of the issues and principles that drive American criminal justice today.
About the Author
Thomas J. Gardner is a proven author and widely respected practicing attorney with more than fifty years of experience, including several years as an assistant district attorney in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mr. Gardner received his law degree from Marquette Law School. Terry M. Anderson is Professor of Law at Creighton University School of Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1968 and Juris Doctor degree in 1971 from the University of North Dakota, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Case Editor of the North Dakota Law Review. After earning a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School in 1972, he joined the Creighton law faculty. He teaches Contracts, Insurance, and Secured Transactions in Personal Property.
Table of Contents
Part I: BASIC CONCEPTS OF CRIMINAL LAW. 1. Criminal Law: Purposes, Scope, and Sources. 2. Jurisdiction. 3. Essential Elements of a Crime. 4. Criminal Liability. 5. Criminal Responsibility and the Capacity to Commit a Crime. 6. The Law Governing the Use of Force. 7. Other Criminal Defenses. 8. Criminal Punishment. 9. Free Speech, Street Crimes, and the Bill of Rights. Part II: CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON. 10. Homicide. 11. Assault, Battery, and Other Crimes Against the Person. 12. Sexual Assault, Rape, Prostitution, and Related Sex Crimes. Part III: CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY. 13. Theft. 14. Robbery, Burglary, and Related Crimes. 15. White Collar Crime, Cyber Crime, and Commercial Crime. Part IV: OTHER CRIMINAL CONDUCT. 16. Drug Abuse and Alcohol-Related Crime. 17. Terrorism. 18. Organized Crime and Gangs. 19. Immigration Crimes, Contempt, and Other Crimes Against the Government. Appendix A: Applicable Sections of the U.S. Constitution. Appendix B: Glossary of Legal Terms. Case Index. General Index.