<p> In <b>Criminal Law: Cases and Materials, Sixth Edition</b>, interesting, well-edited cases and notes address contemporary cutting-edge issues, while vivid excerpts evoke the social, political, and criminological context of criminal law. </p> <p> Features that have made this book distinctive through seven editions: </p> <ul> <li> <b>exceptional authorship</b>—the late <b>John Kaplan</b> was a legendary teacher and scholar, and <b>Robert Weisberg</b> and <b>Guyora Binder</b> continue to uphold his standard of excellence </li> <li> <b>an interdisciplinary approach</b> that fuels class discussion and enriches study </li> <li> <b>clear instruction on statutory construction</b> and element analysis </li> <li> <b>well-edited cases, dynamic materials, lucid explanations</b> and <b> illuminating exercises</b> </li> <li> <b>a logical organization</b> that starts with the purposes and limits of punishment and proceeds through the elements of a criminal offense, homicide offenses, justification and excuse, and the rules of attribution </li> <li> <b>cutting-edge coverage</b> of controversial social and legal issues </li> <li> <b>in-depth treatment of the death penalty</b>, rape, and other forms of sexual assault </li> </ul> <p> The exciting <b>Seventh Edition</b> heralds a cavalcade of Supreme Court decisions: </p> <ul> <li> a special section on <i><b>Blakely v. Washington</b></i> and <i><b>Booker v. United States</b></i>—how the Supreme Court’s new Sixth Amendment jurisprudence has effected sentencing laws </li> <li> new cases deciding on cutting-edge issues, including: <ul> <li> <b>crimes of passion</b>—the location and duration of constructive possession </li> <li> <b>the mental elements of offenses</b>—arising out statutes criminalizing material support for foreign terrorist organizations </li> <li> <b>accomplice liability for felony murder</b> (<i>People v. Cavitt</i>) </li> <li> <b>the death penalty</b> (<i>Kansas v. Marsh</i> and <i>Roper v. Simmons</i>) </li> <li> <b>reasonable self-defense standards</b> for subcommunities with distinctive cultures (<i>Dixon v. United States</i>) </li> <li> <b>a defendant’s due process rights to an insanity defense </b>(<i>Clark v. Arizon</i>) </li> <li> <b>obstruction of justice laws in the corporate context </b>(<i>United States v. Arthur Andersen LLP</i>) </li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p> Offering both the <b>Model Penal Code </b>and <b>common-law doctrine</b> in an <b> interdisciplinary approach</b>, <b>Criminal Law: Cases and Materials, Sixth Edition</b>, fuels class discussion and enriches your course. </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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Published September 1, 1986
by Little Brown & Co (T).
Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy.