Criminal Law by John Kaplan
Cases and Materials

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<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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Guyora Binder, Professor of Law at the State University of New York at Buffalo, is the author of "Treaty Conflict and Political Contradiction" and a coauthor of "Criminal Law." Robert Weisberg, Edwin E. Huddleson, Jr., Professor of Law at Stanford University, is a coauthor of "Criminal Law. GUYORA BINDER, Professor of Law at the State University of New York at Buffalo, is a graduate of Princeton University and the Yale Law School. Formerly Dana Fellow in Comparative Jurisprudence and Law Clerk to Judge Jack B. Weinstein, Binder has written on jurisprudence and comparative legal history for the University of Chicago Law Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, the Buffalo Law Review and Reviews in American History.
 
Published September 1, 1986 by Little Brown & Co (T). 1187 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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