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Criminal Law provides students with an integrated framework for understanding the U.S. criminal justice system with a diverse and inclusive interdisciplinary approach and thematic focus. Authors Katheryn Russell-Brown and Angela J. Davis go beyond the law and decisions in court cases to consider and integrate issues of race, gender, and socio-economic status with their discussion of criminal law. Material from the social sciences is incorporated to highlight the intersection between criminal law and key social issues. Cases, rewritten by the authors, are featured throughout the text, including detailed summaries for seminal cases which shed light on criminal law principles. The coverage is conceptual and practical, showing students how the criminal law applies in the "real world"--not just within the pages of a textbook.