Criminal Law: Cases, Statutes, and Lawyering Strategies
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: FOUNDATION CONSIDERATIONS: STATUTES, CRIMES, PROOF, PROCESSES, AND PURPOSES
Chapter 2: HOMICIDE
Chapter 3: THE ELEMENTS OF CRIMES: ACTUS REUS AND MENS REA
Chapter 4: THE BURDEN OF PROOF BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT
Chapter 5: ASSAULT, SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND RELATED OFFENSES
Chapter 6: GENERAL DEFENSES TO CRIMES
Chapter 7: THEFT AND RELATED PROPERTY CRIMES
Chapter 8: PROPERTY CRIMES THAT THREATEN PERSONAL SECURITY: ROBBERY, EXTORTION, AND BURGLARY
Chapter 9: SENTENCING: THEORY AND PRACTICE
Chapter 10: PREPARATORY CRIMES
Chapter 11: COMPLICITY: MULTIPLE-PARTY COMPLETED CRIMES
Chapter 12: OTHER CRIMES: CONTRABAND AND TERRORISM
Chapter 13: THE LEGALITY AND JUSTIFICATION OF CRIMINAL LAWS
Chapter 14: PERSPECTIVES: NON-CRIMINAL METHODS, VICTIMS' INTERESTS, PLEA AGREEMENTS, AND LAWYER COMPETENCIES
Appendix A: EXCERPTS FROM THE MODEL PENAL CODE
Appendix B: CASE FILES
Appendix C: THE PERSONAL DIMENSION OF LAWYERING-OR "CAN A CRIMINAL LAWYER BE COMPETENT, DILIGENT, PROFESSIONAL, SUCCESSFUL, AND ALTRUSTIC...AND ALSO LIVE A FULL LIFE?"
Appendix D: EXCERPTS FROM THE FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES