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Criminal Law by Joel Samaha
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Providing the undergraduate criminal law course with a nationally acclaimed blend of analysis and illustrative cases, Joel Samaha's "Criminal Law, International Edition" is the textbook of choice among instructors nationwide. Praised for his clear, concise, engaging writing style, Samaha presents criminal law using a combined text/casebook approach. Though cases are included to amplify text coverage, this bestseller is comprehensive enough to stand alone - giving instructors the flexibility to choose the amount of case coverage they want, while knowing they have the best of the best in terms of case law. A number of fully explicated cases and some case excerpts cover the broad range of criminal law, giving instructors additional flexibility to select the degree to which case excerpts and explanations are used. The full text of all excepted cases in the book is available on the website. Packed with the latest topics and cases - and accompanied by a powerful collection of teaching and learning resources - the new tenth edition is even more effective in helping students understand and think analytically about the underlying principles and policies that specific cases illustrate.

Table of Contents

1. Criminal Law and Punishment: An Overview. 2. Constitutional Limits on Criminal Law. 3. The General Principles of Criminal Liability: Actus Rea. 4. The General Principles of Criminal Liability: Mens Rea, Concurrence, and Causation. 5. Defenses to Criminal Liability: Justifications. 6. Defenses to Criminal Liability: Excuses. 7. Parties to Crime and Vicarious Liability. 8. Inchoate Crimes: Attempt, Conspiracy, and Solicitation. 9. Crimes Against Persons I: Criminal Homicide. 10. Crimes Against Persons II: Criminal Sexual Conduct, Bodily Injury, and Personal Restraint. 11. Crimes Against Property. 12. Crimes Against Public Order and Morals. 13. Crimes Against the State. 14. Appendices (Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, NEW Bill of Rights). 15. Glossary. 16. Bibliography. 17. Case Index. 18. Name/Subject Index.
Release date Australia
February 20th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
International ed of 10th revised ed
Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
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