An Introduction to the Model Penal Code

Author: Markus D. Dubber

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190243058

Category: Law

Page: 248

View: 5698

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.

Criminal Law

Model Penal Code

Author: Markus Dirk Dubber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 486

View: 8147

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.

Criminal Law

Author: Joycelyn M. Pollock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317226836

Category: Law

Page: 568

View: 6205

Criminal Law, Eleventh Edition, a classic introduction to criminal law for criminal justice students, combines the best features of a casebook and a textbook. Its success over numerous editions, both at community colleges as well as in four-year college criminal justice programs, is proof this text works as an authoritative source on criminal law as well as a teaching text that communicates with students. The book covers substantive criminal law and explores its principles, sources, distinctions, and limitations. Definitions and elements of crimes are explained, and defenses to crimes are thoroughly analyzed. Each chapter offers guidance to help students understand what is important, including chapter outlines, key terms, learning objectives, Legal News boxes that highlight current criminal law issues, and Quick Checks that cue the reader to stop and answer a question or two concerning the material just covered. Unique Exploring Case Law boxes offer guidance in using the accompanying cases, which are provided on the book’s website. A robust collection of instructor support materials addresses teaching and learning issues

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: 7245

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.

An Introduction to Criminal Law

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

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449647219

Category: Law

Page: 224

View: 8683

An Introduction to Criminal Law walks readers through a chronological and simplistic (yet detailed) dissection of the legal labyrinth. The comprehensive principles of criminal law are explained step-by-step with a focus on the professional applications of legal principles within the criminal justice system. Full of practical hands-on exercises, this resource is ideal for introductory undergraduate courses in criminal justice programs.

Criminal Law and Procedure

Author: Daniel E. Hall

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 130517674X

Category: Law

Page: 768

View: 1707

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE, 7th edition delivers extensive coverage of every aspect of the law and details the duties a paralegal is expected to perform when working within criminal law. High-level, comprehensive coverage is combined with cutting-edge developments, foundational concepts, and emerging trends, such as terrorism, treason, and national security crimes; cyber stalking; virtual child pornography; corporate crime, racial profiling, and more. Case excerpts help you develop your case analysis skills, while a variety of built-in learning aids sharpen your problem solving and analytical skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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: 5961

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.

Criminal Law Today

An Introduction with Capstone Cases

Author: Frank Schmalleger

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 747

View: 3839

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.

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: 4787

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.

A Brief Introduction to Criminal Law

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

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284056112

Category: Law

Page: 318

View: 675

Intended for an undergraduate criminal law course within a criminal justice program, A Brief Introduction to Criminal Law, Second Edition provides a gentle introduction to the subject ideal for students that do not intend to pursue law school. 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. The second edition contains more and updated case studies, additional coverage of Consitutional law and terrorism, and enhanced figures and tables. Written in a conversational tone, A Brief Introduction to Criminal Law, Second Edition is the ideal resource for undergraduate students taking a criminal law course.

Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law

Author: Markus D Dubber

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191654620

Category: Law

Page: 450

View: 6469

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.

Cases and Materials on Criminal Law

Author: Joshua Dressler,Stephen P. Garvey

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314279828

Category: Law

Page: 1009

View: 2485

This popular casebook, through the selection of classic and modern cases, provides an excellent tool for teaching students the common law foundations of the criminal law and modern statutory reform, including the Model Penal Code. Along the way, the casebook considers modern controversies (e.g., "shaming" punishment, rape law, self-defense by battered women, euthanasia, the role of culture in determining culpability), and creatively uses literature (e.g., examining insanity through Edgar Allen Poe's The-Tell Tale Heart) and even "brain teasers" to confront (as the Preface states) "the Big Questions . . . that philosophers, theologians, scientists, and poets, as well as lawyers, have grappled with for centuries." Professor Stephen Garvey (Cornell) joins the casebook beginning with this new edition. The Sixth Edition, as in the past, includes some new cases, as well as updates in the notes that bring current issues of criminal law to the fore.

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: 4551

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.

California Criminal Law: Cases and Problems

Author: Steven F. Shatz

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0327173955

Category: Law

Page: 846

View: 1624

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.

Introduction to Law and Criminal Justice

Author: James R. Acker,JoAnne M. Malatesta

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449626777

Category: Law

Page: 550

View: 8171

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).

Constructing a Criminal Case

An Integrative Approach to Criminal Law

Author: Katherine Pang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594608872

Category: Law

Page: 375

View: 9639

This textbook provides a model for students to learn the various types of crimes studied in a criminal law course, how to identify the material elements of the crimes, and how to develop analytical reasoning skills by integrating material facts from cases and hypothetical fact patterns with the elements of various crimes. Constructing a Criminal Case emphasizes an integrative method of instruction based on learning theory that stimulates contextual, relevant learning so that students can make sense and meaning of the course content. In this textbook, students will learn not only the fundamental content of a traditional criminal law course, including the elements of various crimes as defined by a variety of states in their criminal code/penal code, but will also have the opportunity to integrate criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence by learning how to construct a case and applying their knowledge in an applied learning activity — a mock criminal trial. Throughout the textbook the student has the opportunity to 'stop and engage' their learning by reading statutory language from a variety of state penal codes and case excerpts and then applying their learning to hypothetical fact patterns and practical application exercises. The instructional design pedagogy of the textbook emphasizes not only learning course content but promoting the retention and application of the course content. The many questions posed throughout the textbook are designed to build on previously learned concepts by using reflective questions and application exercises that develop critical thinking and analytical reasoning. In addition to being used as the primary text for any criminal law course, Constructing a Criminal Case can also be used for courses in trial advocacy, the criminal trial process, or for gaining an understanding of criminal justice from an integrated legal perspective.

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: 2783

"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.

Criminal Law and Its Processes

Cases and Materials

Author: Sanford H. Kadish,Stephen J. Schulhofer,Rachel E. Barkow

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454886250

Category: Law

Page: 1400

View: 6497

From a preeminent authorship team, Criminal Law and its Processes: Cases and Materials, Tenth Edition, continues in the tradition of its best-selling predecessors by providing students not only with a cohesive policy framework through which they can understand and examine the use of criminal laws as a means for social control but also analytic tools to understand and apply important criminal law doctrines. Instead of presenting the elements of various crimes in a disjointed fashion, Criminal Law and its Processes: Cases and Materials focuses on having students develop a nuanced understanding of the underlying principles, rules, and policy rationales that inform all criminal laws. A cases-and-notes pedagogy along with scholarly excerpts, questions, and notes, provides students with a rich foundation for not only the academic examination of criminal laws but also the application of the law to real-world scenarios. Features: Retains prior edition’s principal cases and Notes and Questions approach to explain and probe fundamental concepts. Notes updated to incorporate contemporary cases and recent news touching on criminal law. Inclusion of additional preeminent cases in the field of criminal law, including: Yates v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 1074, (Supreme Court application of common statutory interpretation techniques and the rule of lenity) Rosamond v. United States, 134 S. Ct. 1240, (Supreme Court examination of accomplice liability) Perry v. Florida (examination of the agreement requirement for conspiracy through the lens of a Florida sexual battery offense). Theft (chapter 9) substantially revised to include new principal case dealing with trespassers takers in the credit card context. Expanded discussion of: mass incarceration and prosecutorial/law enforcement discretion; and, the intersections between race and criminal la