Fundamentals of Criminal Law

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Little, Brown, 1995 - Law - 823 pages
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Completely updated and restructured with new hypotheticals that introduce chapters and highlight important issues, this revision of FUNDAMENTALS OF CRIMINAL LAW by noted scholar Paul Robinson offers straightforward and comprehensive coverage of the full range of Criminal Law in a concise, manageable size. In his casebook, Robinson emphasizes a basic understanding of statutory criminal law-showing your students the interplay between cases and doctrines and codes and statutes, including the Model Penal Code. The book covers the essentials for your course while maintaining and excellent teaching length. New coverage includes: -RICO -hate crimes -sexual offenses -burdens of proof Robinson covers the essential procedural, constitutional, and historical issues students need to understand substantive criminal law. each chapter opens with a hypothetical or actual fact pattern to focus student attention on important issues. These also serve as efficient, recurring reference points that bind the cases, statutes, literature, notes, and questions that follow. With classroom concerns in mind, Robinson has added extensive notes, questions, and comments to raise relevant issues. He includes excerpts from code commentary, A.L.I. Floor Debate, newspaper articles, charts, books, and law review articles.

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Contents

The Criminal Justice Process
1
Notes on a Statistical Overview of the Criminal
18
IThe Nature of Criminal Law
21
Copyright

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One of the nation's leading criminal justice experts, Paul H. Robinson has written influential commentary for the "New York Times "(on the Unabomber case), the "Wall Street Journal" (on the beating of Reginald Denny after the O.J. verdict), and for "Atlantic Monthly". The author of several books, he is currently the Edna B. and Ednyfed H. Williams Professor of Law at Northwestern University.

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