New York, NY : Foundation Press/Thomson Reuters, 2013.
vi, 471 pages ; 26 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction / Donna Coker & Robert Weisberg The story of Keller : the irrelevance of the legality principle in American criminal law / Markus D. Dubber The story of Robinson : from revolutionary constitutional doctrine to modest ban on status crimes / Erik Luna The story of Staples and the innocent machine gun owner : the good, the bad and the dangerous / Joseph E. Kennedy The story of Berry : when hot blood cools / Susan D. Rozelle "The look in his eyes" : the story of Rusk and rape reform / Jeannie Suk The story of Wanrow : the reasonable woman and the law of self-defense / Donna Coker & Lindsay C. Harrison The story of Clark : the incredible shrinking insanity defense / Janine Young Kim The story of Jacobson : catching criminals or creating crime? / Gabriel J. Chin The story of Rizzo : the shifting landscape of attempt / Robert Weisberg The story of Tally : Judge Tally and the problem of the superfluous accomplice / Leo Katz The story of Rahman : religious advocacy at the intersection of crime and free speech / Mario L. Barnes The story of Ewing : three strikes laws and the limits of the Eighth Amendment proportionality review / Sara Sun Beale.
This collection of case stories illustrates the balance, continuity, and evolution in substantive criminal law doctrine in light of the social and political contexts in which those doctrines are perennially tested. These stories focus on the pre-litigation behavior of defendants, raising important moral and cultural questions about human nature and human society and how social norms get translated into workable legal doctrines. They survey the typical variety of doctrines addressed in a standard criminal law course, elucidating the classic themes of common law jurisprudence.
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