9781531007928 (electronic book) 1531007929 (electronic book) 9781531007911 1531007910
Understanding series (New York, N.Y.) LexisNexis digital library.
"The topics covered [in this book] are those most often raised in criminal law casebooks, and coverage of these subjects is meant to complement professors' classroom discussions. The text focuses on the basic elements of, and defenses to, all crimes; provides in-depth coverage of such crimes as homicide, rape, and theft; and covers other important topics covered in the Criminal Law course, such as accomplice and inchoate liability. [This book] also covers theories of punishment, sources of the criminal law, and overarching principles such as legality and proportionality. The common law is emphasized with extensive comparisons to the Model Penal Code and modern statutes. This edition offers the most significant updating ever, including coverage of quickly-changing legal areas, such as sexual assault and self-defense law. Recent and ongoing revisions to the Model Penal Code are also covered."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Criminal law: an overview Principles of criminal punishment Sources of the criminal law Constitutional limits on the criminal law Legality Proportionality Burdens of proof Presumptions Actus reus Mens rea Strict liability Mistakes of fact Mistakes of law Causation Concurrence of elements Defenses: an overview Justifications and excuses Self-defense Defense of others Defense of property and habitation Law enforcement defenses Necessity Duress Intoxication Insanity Diminished capacity Attempt Solicitation Conspiracy Liability for the acts of others: complicity Criminal homicide Theft Rape (sexual assault).
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Print version record.
Revision of: Dressler, Joshua. Understanding criminal law. Seventh edition. New Providence, NJ : LexisNexis, 2015