Cases and Problems in Criminal Law

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A client comes to a lawyer with a difficult legal problem, involving a complex set of facts. The lawyer then researches the legal issues, finding a cluster of cases and statutes - almost all from the jurisdiction in which the problem arises. In order to advise the client (and, if necessary, to litigate the case), the lawyer must analyze, distinguish, reconcile, and interrelate the authorities in the cluster, seeing them as a group indicating the direction of that state's law, as well as seeing them separately. Cases and Problems in Criminal Law contains the caselaw that law students have to know and helps professors to recreate that experience so their students can learn how to handle it.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

  1. An Overview of the Criminal Process . . . 1
  2. On Problem Analysis . . . 5
  3. About the Model Penal Code . . . 14

PART I. MENTAL STATES  IN GENERAL . . . 17
Chapter 1: Mistake . . . 21

PART II. PROPERTY CRIMES . . . 39
Chapter 2: Larceny . . . 43
Chapter 3: Embezzlement . . . 69
Chapter 4: False Pretenses . . . 89
Chapter 5: Robbery . . . 109
Chapter 6: Burglary . . . 131

PART III. HOMICIDE . . . 151
Chapter 7: Murder and Involuntary Manslaughter . . . 153
Chapter 8: Felony Murder . . . 181
Chapter 9: First Degree Murder . . . 235
Chapter 10: Voluntary Manslaughter . . . 257

Problem A . . . 275

PART IV. CAUSATION . . . 277
Chapter 11: Causation . . . 279

PART V. DEFENSES . . . 311
Chapter 12: Insanity, Incompetence, and Diminished Capacity . . . 315
Chapter 13: Self Defense . . . 375
Chapter 14: Defense of Habitation, Prevention of Felony, Prevention of Escape . . . 419
Chapter 15: Duress and Necessity . . . 441
Chapter 16: Entrapment . . . 487

PART VI. ANTICIPATORY OFFENSES . . . 519
Chapter 17: Solicitation . . . 523
Chapter 18: Attempt . . . 553
Chapter 19: Conspiracy . . . 593

PART VII. ACCOMPLICES . . . 677
Chapter 20: Accomplice Liability . . . 679

PART VIII. RAPE . . . 703
Chapter 21: Rape . . . 705

Problem B . . . 741

Sample Answer to Problem A . . . 743

Sample Answer to Problem B . . . 744

APPENDIX
Model Penal Code (Selected Sections) . . . 747