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xxxiii, 1205 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The purposes and limits of punishment
  • The Criminal Act
  • The guilty mind
  • Causation
  • Intentional homicide
  • Unintentional homicide
  • Capital murder and the death penalty
  • Defensive force, necessity, and duress
  • Mental illness as a defense
  • Attempt
  • Complicity
  • Conspiracy
  • Rape
  • Theft offenses
  • Perjury, false statements, and obstruction of justice.
"[This book examines] criminal law under both the Model Penal Code and common law. Interspersed with...excerpts that provide social, political, and criminological background the black letter law, this casebook focuses on an interdisciplinary approach that provides a useful starting point for classroom discussion. The eighth edition has been updated to provide coverage of recent changes in the law, especially in the areas of sentencing and the Eighth Amendment, and includes notes and questions, making the book more useful for exam preparation."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)