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Cases and Materials on Criminal Law, 7th Edition

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This title is a part of our CasebookPlus™ offering as ISBN 9781634601658. Learn more at CasebookPlus.com.

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, capital punishment, broadening sexual assault 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." The Seventh Edition, as in the past, includes new cases, as well as updates in the notes that bring current issues of criminal law to the fore.


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Dressler's Black Letter Outline on Criminal Law, 3d

Black Letter on Criminal Law covers the subject of Criminal Law with attention to the issues most often covered in most professors' Criminal Law classes. Black Letter Outlines are designed to help a law student recognize and understand the basic principles and issues of law covered in a law school course. Black Letter Outlines can be used both as a study aid when preparing for classes and as a review of the subject matter when studying for an examination. Each Black Letter Outline is written by experienced law school professors who are recognized national authorities in their subject area.



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Dressler's Sum and Substance Audio on Criminal Procedure, 6th (CD)

Introduces the Fourth Amendment and discusses retroactivity, harmless error, and incorporation. Includes an issue checklist and examines the Katz "Search" Doctrine. Analyzes various surveillance and search methods. Covers the Exclusionary Rule, entrapment, interrogations, pretrial procedures, trial, and the right to counsel. Sum & Substance Audio CD Series allows you to assimilate the essentials of the course at your convenience - listen while working, commuting, exercising or just relaxing. The information and ideas you struggled with previously are now brought to life simply and succinctly. The CD provides Quick Reference Indexing, allowing you to quickly locate every topic in the entire recording. Also provided are exam tips to maximize your performance and Lifetime guarantee. These CD's are time saving, convenient and effective.



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Sum and Substance Audio on Criminal Law, 6th (CD)

This audio CD overviews the sources and nature of criminal law. Examines the theories of punishment, actus reus, mens rea, mistake of fact, and actual and proximate causation. Also addresses various defenses and criminal acts. This CD overviews the sources and nature of criminal law. It examines the theories of punishment, actus reus, mens rea, mistake of fact, and actual and proximate causation. It also addresses various defenses and criminal acts. This series allows you to assimilate the essentials of the course at your convenience. The information and ideas you struggled with previously are now brought to life simply and succinctly. The CD provides quick-reference indexing, allowing you to quickly locate every topic in the entire recording. Also provided are exam tips to maximize your performance and a lifetime guarantee.

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