Criminal Law

Text, Cases, and Materials

Author: Jonathan Herring

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198753047

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Page: 968

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Jonathan Herring offers an exciting and accessible introduction to criminal law. This text provides students with a detailed knowledge of the law and includes extensive discussion on the theoretical issues raised by the law.
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Smith, Hogan, and Ormerod's Text, Cases, and Materials on Criminal Law

Author: David Ormerod,Karl Laird

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198788711

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Page: 775

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Smith, Hogan, & Ormerod's Text, Cases, & Materials on Criminal Law is a thorough and accessible guide to criminal law, combining extracts from key cases and statutes, together with invaluable extracts from expert reports and articles. Ormerod and Laird expertly guide the reader through the various facets of the law while posing numerous questions for further investigation and reflection. The contents of the twelfth edition have been substantially revised and restructured to closely match the structure of contemporary courses. This new edition includes significantly more explanatory text and third-party critical commentary, ensuring that the book is suitable for use as a core textbook. This book provides the law student with everything they need to develop a thorough understanding of this fascinating subject. Online Resource Centre www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/orc/sho/ This book is accompanied by a selection of online resources, including detailed annual updates, useful web links, and outline answer guidance to selected in-text questions.
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Criminal Law

Cases and Materials

Author: John Kaplan,Robert Weisberg,Guyora Binder

Publisher: Aspen Law & Business

ISBN: 9781454806981

Category: Law

Page: 1121

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Criminal Law: Cases and Materials has long been respected for its distinguished authorship. The late John Kaplan's extraordinary work continues with the scholarship of Robert Weisberg and Guyora Binder. Their renowned interdisciplinary approach fuels class discussion as it enriches study. Logically organized into six categories, the text addresses the purposes and limits of punishment and considers the meaning and types of crime. Well-edited cases, interesting materials, and clear notes combine with cutting-edge issues and important social questions, such as who and why we punish. Especially strong are the discussions on the death penalty, rape, and other forms of sexual assault as well as sentencing proportionality, possession crimes, and felony murder. The Seventh Edition features updated material and cases throughout the text. Hallmark features: Strong authorship o The late John Kaplan, a storied teacher and scholar o Weisberg and Binder, noted scholars in criminal law Interdisciplinary approach o fuels class discussion o enriches study Well-edited cases, interesting materials, and clear notes Logical organization o six categories o address the purposes and limits of punishment o cover the meaning and types of crime Cutting-edge issues of the law and important social questions , such as who and why we punish Strong coverage of the death penalty, rape, and other forms of sexual assault The revised Seventh Edition presents: Updated materials and cases throughout
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Smith and Hogan's Text, Cases, and Materials on Criminal Law

Author: David Ormerod,Karl Laird

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199694885

Category: Law

Page: 984

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Smith and Hogan Criminal Law: Text and Materials is an essential, accessible guide to the criminal law. The eminently clear text that is the hallmark of the Smith & Hogan approach is supplemented by extracts from all of the key criminal law cases, together with other essential materials from statutes, reports, and articles. Introductory notes, commentary, summaries, and questions help students to contextualize the materials and to apply the law confidently, gaining an in-depth insight into the problems that the law poses and faces. The contents of the eleventh edition have been substantially revised and restructured to present the materials in an order that closely matches the structure of contemporary courses on criminal law. The overall approach that the book takes has been adjusted to include significantly more explanatory text, thus ensuring that the book is suitable for use as a core textbook. The latest legislation and all of the recent cases that continue to shape the law are included, providing the law student with everything they need to develop a thorough understanding of the key cases and the legal principles that they illustrate.
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Complete Criminal Law

Text, Cases, and Materials

Author: Janet Loveless

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199646414

Category: Law

Page: 784

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'Complete Criminal Law' provides a student-centred, straightforward approach to the criminal law LLB/CPE syllabus. It involves the student in an active approach to learning through the use of many learning features.
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Criminal Law, Second Edition

Author: Charles P. Nemeth

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439897875

Category: Law

Page: 610

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In order to fully grasp criminal law concepts, students must go beyond mere rote memorization of the penal code and attempt to understand where the laws originate from and how they have developed. Criminal Law, Second Edition blends legal and moral reasoning in the examination of crimes and explores the history relating to jurisprudence and roots of criminal law. It fosters discussions of controversial issues and delivers abridged case law decisions that target the essence of appellate rulings. Grounded in the model penal code, making the text national in scope, this volume examines: Why the criminal codes originated, and the moral, religious, spiritual, and human influences that led to our present system How crimes are described in the modern criminal justice model The two essential elements necessary for criminal culpability: actus reus (the act committed or omitted) and mens rea (the mind and intent of the actor) Offenses against the body resulting in death, including murder, manslaughter, felony murder, and negligent homicide Nonterminal criminal conduct against the body, including robbery, kidnapping, false imprisonment, assault, and hate crimes Sexual assault, rape, necrophilia, incest, and child molestation Property offenses, such as larceny/theft, bribery, forgery, and embezzlement Crimes against the home, including burglary, trespass, arson, and vandalism The book also examines controversial public morality issues such as prostitution, drug legalization, obscenity, and pornography. The final two chapters discuss inchoate offenses, where the criminal act has not been completed, and various criminal defenses such as legal insanity, entrapment, coercion, self-defense, and mistake of fact or law. Important keywords introduce each chapter, and discussion questions and suggested readings appear at the end of each chapter, prompting lively debate and further inquiry into a fascinating subject area that continues to evolve.
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Pluralism in International Criminal Law

Author: Elies van Sliedregt,Sergey Vasiliev

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019100829X

Category: Law

Page: 410

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Despite the growth in international criminal courts and tribunals, the majority of cases concerning international criminal law are prosecuted at the domestic level. This means that both international and domestic courts have to contend with a plethora of relevant, but often contradictory, judgments by international institutions and by other domestic courts. This book provides a detailed investigation into the impact this pluralism has had on international criminal law and procedure, and examines the key problems which arise from it. The work identifies the various interpretations of the concept of pluralism and discusses how it manifests in a broad range of aspects of international criminal law and practice. These include substantive jurisdiction, the definition of crimes, modes of individual criminal responsibility for international crimes, sentencing, fair trial rights, law of evidence, truth-finding, and challenges faced by both international and domestic courts in gathering, testing and evaluating evidence. Authored by leading practitioners and academics in the field, the book employs pluralism as a methodological tool to advance the debate beyond the classic view of 'legal pluralism' leading to a problematic fragmentation of the international legal order. It argues instead that pluralism is a fundamental and indispensable feature of international criminal law which permeates it on several levels: through multiple legal regimes and enforcement fora, diversified sources and interpretations of concepts, and numerous identities underpinning the law and practice. The book addresses the virtues and dangers of pluralism, reflecting on the need for, and prospects of, harmonization of international criminal law around a common grammar. It ultimately brings together the theories of legal pluralism, the comparative law discourse on legal transplants, harmonization, and convergence, and the international legal debate on fragmentation to show where pluralism and divergence will need to be accepted as regular, and even beneficial, features of international criminal justice.
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Textbook on International Law

Author: Martin Dixon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199574456

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 393

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Offers a concise and focused introduction to international law, with coverage of all the core topics, from the nature and sources of international law to the use of force and human rights.
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