Criminal Law in a Nutshell

Author: Marianne Giles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Criminal law

Page: 118

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This book covers the main topics to be found in the vast majority of criminal law courses and gives an up-to-date, concise overview of the subject, as well as including key statutes and caselaw. The book also incorporates the recommendations in the Draft Criminal Code, Law Commission Working Papers and Reports.

Criminal Law in a Nutshell

Author: Arnold H. Loewy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314585295

Category: Criminal law

Page: 321

View: 6417

Punishment; Homicides, Degrees of Homicide; Felony Murder; Causation; Assault; Battery; Mayhem; Rape; Statutory Rape; Kidnapping; Self-Defense; Retreat Rule; Imperfect Self-Defense; Defense of Others; Resisting Arrest; Protecting Property; Larceny; Embezzlement; False Pretenses: Forgery; Receiving Stolen Goods; Robbery; Extortion; Burglary; Arson; Mens Rea; Strict Liability; Mistake of Fact and Law; Actus Reus; Voluntariness; Omissions; Insanity; Different Tests for Insanity; Insanity vs. Automatism; Infancy; Intoxication; Duress; Necessity; Cruel and Unusual Punishment; Entrapment; Burden of Proof; Presumptions; Attempt; Attempt Mens Rea; Attempt Actus Reus; Abandonment; Solicitation; Vagrancy; Parties to Crime; Parties Actus Reus; Parties Mens Rea; Conspiracy; RICO; Vagueness; Ex-Post-Facto Laws; Common Law Crimes; Victimless Crimes.

Criminal Law in a Nutshell

Author: Paul Dobson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780421649705

Category: Criminal law

Page: 147

View: 7125

Nutshells: Criminal Law covers, in clear and accessible language, all the main topics found in the vast majority of criminal law courses. Most sections of the book incorporate a number of new and significant decisions, and at the end of each section the author includes a brief summary of proposals to change or develop the law.

International Criminal Law in a Nutshell

Author: David P. Stewart

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314149923

Category: Law

Page: 445

View: 7671

The Nutshell is intended as an introduction for students taking a first course in international criminal law as well as practitioners with little or no familiarity with the field. After a brief introduction to the history of international criminal law (from its origins through Nuremburg to the ad hoc tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda), it summarizes basic principles of international accountability (such as the doctrine of "legality") and concepts of international criminal jurisdiction (including "universal" jurisdiction). Several chapters focus on the International Criminal Court, in particular its substantive jurisdiction (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression), modes of liability and available defenses. Additional chapters cover the purposes and procedures of extradition (and its alternatives, such as "rendition") and mutual legal assistance (obtaining evidence abroad for use in criminal cases). Attention is also given to the major ?

The New Jim Crow

Masseninhaftierung und Rassismus in den USA

Author: Michelle Alexander

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956141598

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 8081

Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.

Power: Die 48 Gesetze der Macht

Kompaktausgabe

Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446435530

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 9069

Mit über 200.000 verkauften Exemplaren dominierte „Power – Die 48 Gesetze der Macht“ von Robert Greene monatelang die Bestsellerlisten. Nun erscheint der Klassiker als Kompaktausgabe: knapp, prägnant, unterhaltsam. Wer Macht haben will, darf sich nicht zu lange mit moralischen Skrupeln aufhalten. Wer glaubt, dass ihn die Mechanismen der Macht nicht interessieren müssten, kann morgen ihr Opfer sein. Wer behauptet, dass Macht auch auf sanftem Weg erreichbar ist, verkennt die Wirklichkeit. Dieses Buch ist der Machiavelli des 21. Jahrhunderts, aber auch eine historische und literarische Fundgrube voller Überraschungen.

Family Law in a Nutshell

Author: Harry D. Krause,David D. Meyer

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314144416

Category: Law

Page: 330

View: 2850

Family law draws from constitutional law as well as from criminal law, conflict laws, and the laws of contracts, torts, property, inheritance, and even taxation. This comprehensive review inspects the creation of marriage relationships, spousal rights and obligations, parent and child relationships, marriage termination, and the economic consequences of divorce.

Criminal Procedure

Constitutional Limitations in a Nutshell

Author: Jerold H. Israel,Wayne R. LaFave

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 539

View: 1149

Intended for use by law students of criminal procedure. It is a succinct analysis of the constitutional standards of major current significance. This is not a text on criminal procedure, but rather about constitutional criminal procedure. It avoids describing the non-constitutional standards applied in each state and federally. The text provides the scope and highlights you need to excel in understanding this field. This will enable you to answer exam questions more quickly and accurately, and enhance your skills as an attorney.

Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law

Author: Markus D Dubber

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191654612

Category: Law

Page: 450

View: 9942

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.

American Indian Law in a Nutshell

Author: William C. Canby

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 496

View: 2880

Canby?s American Indian Law in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition is a succinct but comprehensive treatment of federal Indian law, with emphasis on jurisdictional problems and the policies underlying them. Topics include the history of American Indian law and policy, the federal-tribal trust relationship, Indian tribal sovereignty, treaty rights, criminal and civil jurisdiction in Indian country, Indian civil rights, tribal water rights and hunting and fishing rights. All text is supported by citation of cases and statutes.

Swiss Criminal Law

Author: Anna Petrig,Nadine Zurkinden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783037517383

Category:

Page: 218

View: 4346

This book comes as the first English language, systematic overview of Swiss criminal law. It provides a gateway for lawyers who are unfamiliar with this legal order, yet have an academic or practical interest in it. And it gives lawyers with a background in Swiss law a useful tool when working in English. The book brings into focus the basics of criminal law and links it with criminal procedural law, the rules on transnational cooperation in criminal matters and the parameters flowing from constitutional, international and European law. It deals with core questions of criminal law: what amounts to a criminal offence, how is criminal liability determined and what are its consequences? Furthermore, it provides general insight on international criminal law, which plays an increasingly important role. To fulfil its gateway function, the book concludes with a practical guide to Swiss criminal law and a thesaurus.

Criminal Law

Casebookplus

Author: Ronald Bacigal,Adam Gershowitz

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781640200029

Category:

Page: 1404

View: 9144

As a part of our CasebookPlus offering, you'll receive a new print book along with lifetime digital access to the downloadable eBook. In addition, you'll receive 12-month online access to the Learning Library which includes quizzes tied specifically to your book, an outline starter and three leading study aids in that subject and the Gilbert� Law Dictionary. The included study aids are Criminal Law in a Nutshell, Acing Criminal Law and Exam Pro on Criminal Law, Objective. The tenth edition of this casebook -- which began in 1973 with Professor Fred E. Inbau-- includes two new chapters that modernize the study of criminal law. The first new chapter analyzes the law of drug possession and distribution and includes cases about the law of constructive possession, the line between possession and distribution, and the challenge of computing drug quantity. The tenth edition also includes a new chapter on driving while intoxicated, a crime that is central to the criminal justice system but which is absent from every other criminal law casebook. We challenge students to unpack each element of DWI statutes by determining what constitutes a vehicle, what qualifies as operation, what it means to be intoxicated, and what counts as a public road. In addition, the new DWI chapter also explores the difficult statutory interpretation issues created by the texting while driving statutes that have recently been enacted across the country. This is the first casebook to offer an in depth exploration of these modern offenses that account for millions of arrests and citations each year. At the same time, the book retains the core common law crimes and classic cases that are a staple of traditional criminal law courses.

Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Limitations in a Nutshell

Author: Jerold H. Israel,Wayne R. LaFave

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: 9780314025906

Category: Law

Page: 488

View: 4086

Constitutionalization of Criminal Procedure; Arrest, Search and Seizure; Wiretapping, Electronic Eavesdropping, and the Use of Secret Agents; Police Interrogation and Confessions; Lineups and Other Pretrial Identification Procedures; Exclusionary Rules and Their Application; Right to Counsel; The Post-Investigatory Process: From Bail to Appellate Review.

White collar crime in a nutshell

Author: Ellen S. Podgor

Publisher: West Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780314023490

Category: Law

Page: 323

View: 8007

Scope of White Collar Crime; Corporate Criminal Liability; Conspiracy; Mail, Wire and Bank Fraud; Securities Fraud; Obstruction of Justice; Bribery and Extortion; Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO); False Statements; Perjury and False Declarations; Tax Crimes; Currency Reporting Crimes; Bankruptcy Crimes; Environmental Crimes; Computer Crimes; Grand Jury Investigations; Administrative Agency Investigations; Parallel Proceedings; Self-Incrimination Privilege: Testimony; Self-Incrimination Privilege: Documents; Searches; Attorney Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine; Sanctions.

Modern Criminal Law

Cases, Comments and Questions - CasebookPlus

Author: Wayne LaFave

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634595247

Category:

Page: 1120

View: 3493

As a part of our CasebookPlus offering, you'll receive the print book along with lifetime digital access to the eBook. Additionally you'll receive the Learning Library which includes quizzes tied specifically to your book, an outline starter, and 12-month digital access to leading study aids and the Gilbert Law Dictionary. This law school casebook is intended for use in a basic course on the substantive criminal law. The major emphasis is on what is usually referred to as the "general part" of the criminal law ; mental state and act, responsibility, justification and excuse, inchoate crimes, and liability for the conduct of another. There is also special emphasis upon the actual and potential contributions of the legislative branch in resolving the difficult policy questions that exist in this field. This fifth edition thus differs from its predecessor largely in the addition to the Notes and Questions throughout the book of many excerpts from newer cases and law review writings.

Common Prostitutes and Ordinary Citizens

Commercial Sex in London, 1885-1960

Author: J. Laite

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230354211

Category: History

Page: 299

View: 5224

Between 1885 and 1960, laws and policies designed to repress prostitution dramatically shaped London's commercial sex industry. This book examines how laws translated into street-level reality, explores how women who sold sex experienced criminalization, and charts the complex dimensions of the underground sexual economy in the modern metropolis.

American Indian law in a nutshell

Author: William C. Canby

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 336

View: 9586

Historical Overview of Federal Indian Law and Policy; Special Relationship Between the Federal Government and the Tribes; Indian Tribal Governments; Indian Tribal Sovereignty; Indian Treaties; Criminal and Civil Jurisdiction in Indian Country; Public Law 280: A Federal Grant of Jurisdiction to the States; Taxation and Regulation in Indian Country; Individual Rights and Indian Law; Indian Lands; Indian Water Rights; Indian Hunting and Fishing Rights.