Criminal Law Today

Criminal Law Today, 7th edition

  • Frank Schmalleger

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Overview

Criminal Law Today brings criminal law to life by relating it to the stories of today's headlines. Viewing law as a vital policymaking tool, Schmalleger explores the challenges of continually adapting the law to a complex, rapidly changing society. By providing real-world context, he helps readers grasp the fundamental nature of law, general legal principles, and how the law functions in American society today. Now with revised learning objectives, the 7th edition includes a wide range of new cases, news stories, legal topics, and graphics providing contemporary examples of criminal law in action.

Published by Pearson (July 9th 2021) - Copyright © 2022

ISBN-13: 9780137641376

Table of contents

1. The Nature and History of Criminal Law
2. Criminal Liability and the Essence of Crime
3. Expanding the Concept of Crime
4. Extending Criminal Liability: Inchoate Offenses and Parties to Crime
5. Justifications as Defenses
6. Defenses: Excuses and Insanity
7. Crimes against Persons: Homicide
8. Crimes against Persons: Assault, Sex Offenses, and Other Crimes
9. Property and Computer Crimes
10. Offenses against Public Order and the Administration of Justice
11. Offenses against Public Morality
12. Terrorism and Human Trafficking
13. Victims and the Law
14. Punishment and Sentencing

Appendices
A. How to Brief a Case
B. Model Penal Code Excerpts

Glossary
Table of Cases

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