Understanding Criminal Law

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This comprehensive and clearly written Understanding treatise is frequently cited by scholars and courts in their analysis of substantive criminal law. Understanding Criminal Law is designed to be taught in conjunction with any casebook. The topics covered 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, specific crimes such as homicide, rape, and theft, group criminality, and inchoate liability. Understanding Criminal Law 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 thoughtful examination of the underpinnings of the utilitarian philosophies of substantive criminal law. The text of Understanding Criminal Law encourages students to consider the approach these philosophies would take to a particular matter under discussion, thus providing an excellent learning tool for gaining a firm understanding of how our criminal justice system works.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 CRIMINAL LAW: AN OVERVIEW

Chapter 2 PRINCIPLES OF CRIMINAL PUNISHMENT

Chapter 3 SOURCES OF THE CRIMINAL LAW

Chapter 4 CONSTITUTIONAL LIMITS ON THE CRIMINAL LAW

Chapter 5 LEGALITY

Chapter 6 PROPORTIONALITY

Chapter 7 BURDENS OF PROOF

Chapter 8 PRESUMPTIONS

Chapter 9 ACTUS REUS

Chapter 10 MENS REA

Chapter 11 STRICT LIABILITY

Chapter 12 MISTAKES OF FACT

Chapter 13 MISTAKES OF LAW

Chapter 14 CAUSATION

Chapter 15 CONCURRENCE OF ELEMENTS

Chapter 16 DEFENSES: AN OVERVIEW

Chapter 17 JUSTIFICATIONS AND EXCUSES

Chapter 18 SELF-DEFENSE

Chapter 19 DEFENSE OF OTHERS

Chapter 20 DEFENSE OF PROPERTY AND HABITATION

Chapter 21 LAW ENFORCEMENT

Chapter 22 NECESSITY

Chapter 23 DURESS

Chapter 24 INTOXICATION

Chapter 25 INSANITY

Chapter 26 DIMINISHED CAPACITY

Chapter 27 ATTEMPT

Chapter 28 SOLICITATION

Chapter 29 CONSPIRACY

Chapter 30 LIABILITY FOR THE ACTS OF OTHERS: COMPLICITY

Chapter 31 CRIMINAL HOMICIDE

Chapter 32 THEFT

Chapter 33 RAPE (SEXUAL ASSAULT)