Synopses & Reviews
Criminal Law: The Basics introduces readers to the history, sources, and concepts of criminal law in a clear and concise style that is ideal for undergraduates. By engaging with realistic hypothetical exercises, students learn how to identify the elements of substantive criminal offenses. Frank A. Schubert continues to emphasize the dual influences of common law and federalism in shaping American criminal law.
New to the Third Edition:
- Dozens of recent primary cases text, including Miller v. Alabama on the sentencing of juveniles to life imprisonment without parole
- A review of the major milestones in American criminal law history
- Expanded coverage of self-defense, including make my day and stand your ground statutory material in Chapter Five
- Broad discussion of federal criminal law