California Criminal Law: Cases and Problems
This text examines a single, real jurisdiction, California, rather than the approach of other casebooks which tend to use either the Model Penal Code or general concepts derived from the common law as their organizing principle. Teacher's Manual available.
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Introduction To The Course
Defining Culpable Conduct
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