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Utilizing the problem method, Cases and Problems in California Criminal Law not only teaches students the principles of California criminal law, but how to apply those principles. Each chapter begins with a real-world criminal law problem to be solved with the cases and statutes that follow. The need to analyze, distinguish, and interrelate various authorities serves to foster a deeper understanding of both substantive California law and the ways in which that law is applied.

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Table of Contents

Preface, xvii



Table of Cases, xix





INTRODUCTION, 1





1. An Overview of the Criminal Process, 1





2. On Problem Analysis, 5





PART I MENTAL STATES, IN GENERAL, 17





Chapter 1: MISTAKE, 21







Problem 1, 21









California Penal Code '' 20, 26, 24









People v. O'Brien, California Supreme Court

(1892), 25









People v. Snyder, California Supreme Court

(1982), 27







PART II PROPERTY CRIMES, 39





Chapter 2: THEFT, 41







Problem 2, 44









California Penal Code '' 484, 486-490a, 503, 509,

511-514, 532, 46









People v. Salorse, California Supreme Court

(1882), 49









People v. Kunkin, California Supreme Court

(1973), 50









People v. Randono, California Court of Appeal

(1973), 56









People v. Lorenzo, California Superior Court,

Appellate Department (1976), 66









People v. Curtin, California Court of Appeal

(1994), 70









People v. Davis, California Supreme Court (1998),

72







Chapter 3: ROBBERY, 81







Problem 3, 81









California Penal Code '' 211, 212, 212.5, 213, 215, 82









People v. Butler, California Supreme Court

(1967), 84









People v. Guerin, California Court of Appeal

(1972), 87









People v. Mungia, California Court of Appeal

(1991), 90









People v. Pham, California Court of Appeal

(1993), 94









People v. Jones, California Court of Appeal

(1996), 97









In re Albert A., California Court of Appeal

(1996), 101









A Note on Extortion, 105







Chapter 4: BURGLARY, 109







Problem 4, 109









California Penal Code '' 459, 460, 461, 111









People v. Gauze, California Supreme Court (1975),

112









In re Christopher J., California Court of Appeal

(1980), 117









People v. Salemme, California Court of Appeal

(1992), 120









People v. Davis, California Supreme Court (1998),

124







PART III HOMICIDE, 137







California Penal Code '' 187-190.5, 191.5-195, 140







Chapter 5: MURDER AND INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER

153







Problem 5, 155









People v. Rodriguez, California Court of Appeal

(1960), 156









People v. Watson, California Supreme Court

(1981), 159









Sea Horse Ranch, Inc. v. Superior Court,

California Court of Appeal (1994), 170







Chapter 6: FELONY MURDER, 179







Problem 6, 180









California Penal Code '' 17, 136.1, 181









People v. Washington, California Supreme Court

(1965), 181









Taylor v. Superior Court, California Supreme

Court (1970), 188









People v. Salas, California Supreme Court (1972),

194









People v. Phillips, California Supreme Court

(1966), 202









People v. Burroughs, California Supreme Court

(1984), 206







Chapter 7: FIRST DEGREE MURDER, 229







Problem 7, 230









People v. Anderson, California Supreme Court

(1968), 232









People v. Martinez, California Court of Appeal

(1987), 243









People v. Bloom, California Supreme Court (1989),

249







Chapter 8: VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER, 259







Problem 8, 260









People v. Ashland, California Court of Appeal

(1912), 261









People v. Berry, California Supreme Court (1976),

267









People v. Brooks, California Court of Appeal

(1986), 273







PART IV CAUSATION, 279





Chapter 9: CAUSATION, 281







Problem 9, 282









People v. Roberts, California Supreme Court

(1992), 283









People v. Schmies, California Court of Appeal

(1996), 292









People v. Hansen, California Court of Appeal

(1997), 303







PART V DEFENSES, 309





Chapter 10: INSANITY, INCOMPETENCE, AND DIMINISHED

CAPACITY
, 313







Problem 10, 315









California Penal Code '' 25, 28, 29, 1026, 1026.1, 1367,

317









People v. Wolff, California Supreme Court (1964),

320









People v. Drew, California Supreme Court (1978),

332









People v. Wetmore, California Supreme Court

(1978), 344









Note re Diminished Capacity, 350









People v. Skinner, California Supreme Court

(1985), 356









A Note on Intoxication, 368







Chapter 11: SELF DEFENSE, 371







Problem 11, 372









California Penal Code '' 196-199, 373









People v. Curtis, California Supreme Court

(1969), 375









People v. Clark, California Court of Appeal

(1982), 379









People v. Minifie, California Supreme Court

(1996), 383









People v. Humphrey, California Supreme Court

(1996), 395







Chapter 12: DEFENSE OF HABITATION, PREVENTION OF

FELONY, PREVENTION OF ESCAPE
, 423







Problem 12, 424









People v. Kilvington, California Supreme Court

(1894), 426









People v. Ceballos, California Supreme Court

(1974), 429









People v. Martin, California Court of Appeal

(1985), 434







Chapter 13: NECESSITY AND DURESS, 443







Problem 13, 444









California Penal Code _ 26, 445









United States v. Holmes, U.S. Circuit Court

(1842), 446









The Queen v. Dudley & Stephens, England,

Queens Bench Division (1884), 453









People v. Lovercamp, California Court of Appeal

(1974), 458









People v. Pena, California Superior Court,

Appellate Department (1983), 468









In re Weller, California Court of Appeal (1985),

479









People v. Garziano, California Court of Appeal

(1991), 483







Chapter 14: ENTRAPMENT, 495







Problem 14, 496









People v. Malotte, California Supreme Court

(1956), 497









People v. Barraza, California Supreme Court

(1979), 500









People v. McIntire, California Supreme Court

(1979), 511









People v. Wesley, California Court of Appeal

(1990), 518







PART VI ANTICIPATORY OFFENSES, 529





Chapter 15: SOLICITATION, 533







Problem 15, 533









California Penal Code '' 653f, 450, 451, 534









Oregon Revised Statutes '' 164.305, 164.315, 164.325,

164.335, 535









People v. Burt, California Supreme Court (1955),

536









In re Elizabeth G., California Court of Appeal

(1975), 539









People v. Leffel, California Court of Appeal

(1976), 540









People v. Rubin, California Court of Appeal

(1979), 543









People v. Bottger, California Court of Appeal

(1983), 555







Chapter 16: ATTEMPT, 559







Problem 16, 560









California Penal Code '' 663-664, 561









People v. Miller, California Supreme Court

(1935), 562









People v. Siu, California Court of Appeal (1954),

565









People v. Rojas, California Supreme Court (1961),

568









People v. Staples, California Court of Appeal

(1970), 571









People v. Wright, California Court of Appeal

(1980), 585







Chapter 17: CONSPIRACY, 595







Section A: THE AGREEMENT, 596











Problem 17A, 597













California Penal Code '' 182-184, 598













People v. Superior Court (Quinteros),

California Court of













Appeal (1993), 600













People v. Austin, California Court of Appeal

(1994), 603













People v. Liu, California Court of Appeal

(1996), 608











Section B: THE INTENT, 617











Problem 17B, 618













California Penal Code _ 321, 619













California Health & Safety Code _ 11352, 619













People v. Lauria, California Court of Appeal

(1967), 620













United States v. Blankenship, U.S. Court of

Appeals (1992), 627











Section C: SCOPE OF THE CONSPIRACY, 633











Problem 17C, 635













McDonald v. United States, U.S. Court of

Appeals (1937), 636













United States v. Bruno, U.S. Court of Appeals

(1939), 638













Krulewitch v. United States, U.S. Supreme

Court (1949), 641













People v. Saling, California Supreme Court

(1972), 647













People v. Superior Court (Shamis), California

Court of Appeal (1997), 654













United States v. Lechuga, U.S. Court of

Appeals (1993), 668









PART VII ACCOMPLICES, 677





Chapter 18: ACCOMPLICE LIABILITY, 679







Problem 18, 679









California Penal Code '' 31-33, 971, 680









In re Lynette G., California Court of Appeal

(1976), 681









United States v. Ortega, U.S. Court of Appeals

(1995), 685









People v. Prettyman, California Supreme Court

(1996), 687









Mitchell v. Prunty, U.S. Court of Appeals (1997),

705







PART VIII RAPE, 713





Chapter 19: RAPE, 715







Problem 19, 716









California Penal Code '' 261-264.2, 266c, 719









California Evidence Code _ 1103, 724









People v. Barnes, California Supreme Court

(1986), 725









People v. Williams, California Supreme Court

(1992), 738







APPENDIX







The Model Penal Code (Selected Sections), 755







INDEX, 795