An Introduction to the Model Penal Code

Author: Markus D. Dubber

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190243058

Category: Law

Page: 248

View: 6401

In the second edition of his introductory overview of the Model Penal Code (now titled 'An Introduction to the Model Penal Code'), Markus Dubber retains the book's original aim, approach, and structure as a companion to the Code. Reflecting the Code's attempt to present an accessible, comprehensive, and systematic account of American criminal law, this book unlocks the Code's potential as a key to American criminal law for law students and teachers, and for anyone else with an interest in getting a sense of the basic contours of American criminal law.

California Criminal Law: Cases and Problems

Author: Steven F. Shatz

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0327173955

Category: Law

Page: 846

View: 1491

This book emphasizes cases and problems as a vehicle for teaching students how to read and understand cases and statutes and to construct legal arguments. The cases are presented in relatively complete form, often with concurring and dissenting opinions in order to give students examples of fully developed legal arguments. The many short problems throughout the book are all taken from real cases and ask the students to develop the appropriate legal arguments based on the cases they have read. Each chapter begins with an introduction to give background to the cases and to outline the issues to be explored. Notes, which have been kept to a minimum, are generally used to extend the students' analysis by asking them to consider theoretical or policy issues raised by the cases or alternative approaches contained in the Model Penal Code or other jurisdictions. The Third Edition includes many new and influential California cases, as well as new problems, continuing the commitment to showing the students current developments in the criminal law.

An Introduction to Criminal Law

Author: Philip Carlan,Lisa S. Nored,Ragan A. Downey

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763755257

Category: Law

Page: 224

View: 5586

An Introduction to Criminal Law walks readers through a chronological and simplistic (yet detailed) dissection of the legal labyrinth. The principles of criminal law are explained step-by-step with a focus on the professional applications of legal principles within the criminal justice system. Recent evolving legislation pertaining to terrorism, organized crime, and white-collar crime are addressed. Written in an engaging conversational tone, this resource is ideal for undergraduate criminal law courses.

Grounds of liability

an introduction to the philosophy of law

Author: Alan R. White

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198761976

Category: Law

Page: 128

View: 940

This detailed expositiion of concepts centering on liability-in both a legal and an everyday sense-focuses on such notions as voluntary conduct, acts, intention, negligence, and recklessness. White argues that, contrary to the interpretation taken by many who follow the Austinian tradition, the legal and non-legal uses and understandings of these terms are the same.

The Police Power

Patriarchy and the Foundations of American Government

Author: Markus Dirk Dubber

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231506953

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 7863

Mention the phrase Homeland Security and heated debates emerge about state uses and abuses of legal authority. This timely book is a comprehensive treatise on the constitutional and legal history behind the power of the modern state to police its citizens. Dubber explores the roots of the power to police—the most expansive and least limitable of governmental powers—by focusing on its most obvious and problematic manifestation: criminal law. He argues that the defining characteristics of this power, including the inability to accurately define it, reflect its origins in the discretionary and virtually limitless patriarchal power of the householder over his household. The paradox of patriarchal police power as the most troubling yet least scrutinized of governmental powers can begin to be resolved by subjecting this branch of government to the critical analysis it merits. Dubber shows us that the question must become how can the police power and criminal law together serve the goals of social equity that define and give direction to contemporary democratic societies? This book goes to the heart of this neglected but crucial topic.

Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law

Author: Markus D Dubber

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191654620

Category: Law

Page: 450

View: 1322

Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law presents essays in which scholars from various countries and legal systems engage critically with formative texts in criminal legal thought since Hobbes. It examines the emergence of a transnational canon of criminal law by documenting its intellectual and disciplinary history and provides a snapshot of contemporary work on criminal law within that historical and comparative context. Criminal law discourse has become, and will continue to become, more international and comparative, and in this sense global: the long-standing parochialism of criminal law scholarship and doctrine is giving way to a broad exploration of the foundations of modern criminal law. The present book advances this promising scholarly and doctrinal project by making available key texts, including several not previously available in English translation, from the common law and civil law traditions, accompanied by contributions from leading representatives of both systems.

Criminal Law

Model Penal Code

Author: Markus Dirk Dubber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 486

View: 3416

The Model Penal Code has been called the principal text in criminal law teaching. It is an ambitious, and influential, attempt to work out the principles of American criminal law in a systematic way. By highlighting the Code's conceptual structure, this study aid helps students to navigate the Code's complex provisions and helps teachers unlock its full pedagogic potential, one all too easily obscured by a fragmented discussion of Code sections dealing with a variety of topics. The appendix includes the text of the Model Penal Code, parts I & II.

Introduction to Law and Criminal Justice

Author: James R. Acker,JoAnne M. Malatesta

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449626777

Category: Law

Page: 550

View: 8308

Introduction to Law and Criminal Justice provides a comprehensive overview of the foundational legal issues in criminal justice. Written in an easy-to-understand format, it focuses on three areas of law relevant to criminal justice: substantive criminal law; constitutional issues that demand balancing individual liberties and governmental authority; and constitutional criminal procedure. This thorough introduction relies on edited judicial decisions with explanatory text, thus allowing readers to hone their analytical and critical thinking skills as they interpret the judicial decisions. This case method of study encourages students to examine both the majority and dissenting rationales and offers insight into the changing nature of precedent and how legal principles are adapted and applied under different factual circumstances. With its careful explanation of judicial decisions, this text offers students an excellent introduction to legal analysis and will prepare them for further study of law, social values, and criminal justice. Key Features: • Provides a student-friendly introduction to criminal justice and the case method of study. • Presents carefully edited judicial decisions with accompanying explanation, to offer case material that is accessible to undergraduate introductory-level students. • Focuses on three areas of law relevant to criminal justice — substantive criminal law, constitutional issues evoking tensions between governmental authority and individual liberties, and constitutional criminal procedure. • Includes discussions of select high-profile cases, including Kitty Genovese, Westboro Baptist Church, Andrea Yates, and Brian Mitchell, to provide students with examples of how legal principles have been applied in publicized and newsworthy cases. Resources: • Instructor resources include an Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, and PowerPoint Lecture Outlines. • Every new print copy is packaged with full access to the student companion website featuring a variety of engaging and interactive study tools (*eBook offerings do not include access code).

Criminal Law Today

An Introduction with Capstone Cases

Author: Frank Schmalleger

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 747

View: 5473

For sophomore/junior-level courses in Criminal Law, Introduction to Criminal Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, and Administration of Justice. This text is designed to introduce students to the fundamental nature of law, to give them an overview of general legal principles, and to help them develop a special understanding of the historical development of criminal law and its contemporary form and function in today's American society. Real stories and photographs of contemporary situations and issues bring the content to life, and Capstone Cases provide insights into the everyday workings of American jurisprudence and illustrate the logic by which appellate decisions are made.

Introduction to Fire Prevention

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1619062615

Category: Education

Page: 19

View: 7935

Facts101 is your complete guide to Introduction to Fire Prevention. In this book, you will learn topics such as Public Fire and Life Safety Education Programs, Enforcing Fire Safety Compliance, Fire Safety Inspection Procedures, and Preparing Fire Service Personnel/Organzation and Administration of Municipal plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

An Introduction to Comparative Legal Models of Criminal Justice

Author: Cliff Roberson,Dilip K. Das

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420065939

Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 7107

While in Plato’s time there may have been some truth to his belief that there can only be "one single justice, and one single law," such is not the case today. Criminal justice systems vary widely across the world in their approaches to the problem of crime. Bringing together the collective wisdom of Cliff Roberson and Dilip K. Das, two world-renowned experts and university professors who have been involved in the criminal justice system for over thirty years, An Introduction to Comparative Legal Models of Criminal Justice presents the theme that a country’s legal model to a great extent determines the character of its police and corrections as well as its legal system. This book examines these different systems and is a useful reference guide for all criminal justice professionals. Examines Various Approaches The book begins with a brief overview of the five legal models. The continental (civil) system, characterized by an inquisitorial nature and practiced in most European countries, is discussed, followed by the common law model, which is known for its adversarial quality and is used in most English-speaking countries. The religion-based Islamic system and the rehabilitation-oriented Marxist system are also profiled. Those systems that are still emerging or are hybrid in nature are characterized as mixed. In some cases, the secretive nature of certain countries’ methods, especially those using extreme punishments, necessitated reliance on reports published by the U.S. State Department. By examining how other societies deal with problems of justice, criminal justice professionals will gain insight as to which police and corrections methods are likely to be the most successful in their jurisdictions, and which will create more problems than they solve.

Criminal Justice

An Introduction

Author: Philip P. Purpura

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780750696302

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 9725

Criminal Justice: An Introduction is a complete introductory text for the most basic and widely-studied course in this subject area. Each chapter begins with behavioral objectives and a list of key terms. A variety of strategies are designed into the text to hold the attention of reader: key terms in bold lettering, side margin notes (containing interesting facts and challenging questions), boxed justice events and international perspectives, and over 80 photographs, tables and figures. Each chapter ends with applications that enable the student to apply the material to real life situations. This text competes with larger books by offering a complete but succinct and less expensive introduction to criminal justice, which will be more manageable for community colleges and colleges with shorter terms. The instructor's manual will assist educators with special projects and test questions and answers. The accompanying disk challenges students with interactive exercises. An excellent entry-level textbook for undergraduate criminal justice students. Written by an instructor of criminal justice and security for over 20 years. Includes an instructor's manual and a disk with interactive exercises for students.

Criminal Law

Author: Joel Samaha

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285061918

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 5173

Clear, concise, and cutting edge, Joel Samaha’s best-selling CRIMINAL LAW, 11th Edition helps you apply criminal law’s enduring foundations and principles to fascinating court cases and specific crimes. With a balanced blend of case excerpts and author commentary, the author guides you as you sharpen your critical thinking and legal analysis skills. As you progress through the book, you’ll learn about the general principles of criminal liability and its defenses, as well as the elements of crimes against persons, property, society, and the state. You’ll also see these principles at work in the cases and crimes that illustrate them. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Paralegal Studies

A Practical Approach

Author: Linda L. Edwards,J. Stanley Edwards

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766820807

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 616

View: 931

"Introduction to Paralegal Studies" is designed for students enrolled in paralegal/legal assisting programs in two-year or four-year college programs. Corporate law departments, law firms, legal clinics, public defender and prosecutor offices can also use it as a training resource for paralegals and legal assistants.

Crime and Justice in America

An Introduction to Criminal Justice

Author: Joycelyn M. Pollock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1437755259

Category: Political Science

Page: 420

View: 2092

This text offers a concise, affordable and reader-friendly introduction to the criminal justice system. It explores the system in four sections: the criminal justice system as social control, law enforcement as social control, the law as social control, and corrections as social control. Designed with the student in mind, each chapter includes: "What You Need to Know," highlighting key points for the reader; brief chapter outlines; review questions; vocabulary lists; and exercises to help students customize the material for different jurisdictions. Each chapter has an outline, "what you need to know," photos, charts, jurisdictional exercises, web site links, and vocabulary words with definitions. Chapter one introduces students to "how to write a research paper."

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Criminal Law

Author: John Deigh,David Dolinko

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195314859

Category: Law

Page: 525

View: 4629

First work of its kind (i.e., a handbook of authoritative, original essays) in the philosophy of criminal law The book covers a wide variety of topics including criminalization of obscenity and hate speech, the insanity defense, pleas of self-defense by battered women, the death penalty, and clemency. This is the first comprehensive handbook in the philosophy of criminal law. It contains seventeen original essays by leading thinkers in the field and covers the field's major topics including limits to criminalization, obscenity and hate speech, blackmail, the law of rape, attempts, accomplice liability, causation, responsibility, justification and excuse, duress, provocation and self-defense, insanity, punishment, the death penalty, mercy, and preventive detention and other alternatives to punishment. It will be an invaluable resource for scholars and students whose research and studies concern philosophical issues in criminal law and criminal law theory. Readership: Philosophers who specialize in legal philosophy, moral philosophy, or political philosophy; Criminal Law theorists and scholars; Criminologists; and Philosophy graduate students with interests in moral, political or legal philosophy.

Criminal Law

Author: Associate Professor Criminal Justice Program Washington State University Spokane David C Brody,David C. Brody,Distinguished Teaching Professor School of Criminal Justice University at Albany New York James R Acker,James R. Acker

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 144969845X

Category: Law

Page: 475

View: 5019

The third edition of Criminal Law introduces readers to the underlying principles, legal doctrine, and rules of criminal law. The innovative and highly student-friendly text uses real-world case examples to contextualize laws and give students a solid foundation in substantive criminal law while guiding them through what the law is, how it evolved, and the principles on which it is based. By studying case materials, students will develop the analytical skills essential to understanding how legal principles have developed over time and how they are best applied to ever-changing factual situations.