Contemporary Criminal Law

Concepts, Cases, and Controversies

Author: Matthew Lippman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 148337937X

Category: Law

Page: 584

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Contemporary Criminal Law: Concepts, Cases, and Controversies, Fourth Edition, combines the traditional concepts taught in undergraduate criminal law courses with thought-provoking cases and engaging learning tools. This bestselling text covers both foundational and emerging legal topics, such as terrorism, gangs, cybercrime, and hate crimes, in a student-friendly and approachable manner. Clear explanations of criminal law and defenses are complemented by provocative, well-edited cases and discussion questions that stimulate critical thinking and in-class discussion.

Contemporary Criminal Law, Concepts, Cases, and Controversies

Law, Criminal law

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1490280103

Category: Education

Page: 58

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Contemporary Criminal Law, Concepts, Cases, and Controversies. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Contemporary criminal law

Author: David Thomas Skelton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750698115

Category: Law

Page: 366

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This text provides a foundation of knowledge about contemporary criminal law that future criminal justice practitioners can use professionally on the job. In the process of using this book in their criminal law course, students will derive benefits such as:· Professional legal analysis skills· Understanding of basic legal concepts· The relationship between jurisprudence and the social sciences · Improved written and verbal skillsStudents will learn modern criminal law, both in its rationale and its application, by understanding how and why it evolved from its common law forms. Presented in this text is not only the substance of contemporary criminal law, but also the methodology used by legal practitioners to solve real problems for real people in real situations.David T. Skelton is an attorney and professor of criminal justice at Indiana State University, where he teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, law and society, family law, environmental law, and comparative criminal law. He has been the educational consultant to the Indiana Sheriffs' Association for the past twenty years, editor of the Indiana Sheriffs' Manual of Law and Practice, and the author of numerous articles and chapters on various criminal justice topics.

Contemporary Criminal Law

Author: Mark Osler

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781683288756

Category:

Page: 964

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Contemporary Criminal Law presents a clean new approach to teaching criminal law to first year students. A consistent emphasis on the elements of crime centers the book on what matters most, and compelling exercises are rooted in the discretion of prosecutors and judges. Using only opinions from federal courts in the modern era, the book presents a coherence that is missing from texts rooted in a hodge-podge of time frames and jurisdictions. Narcotics, firearm crimes, and immigration all are addressed in complete chapters, reflecting the real-life world of criminal law as it now exists.

A Modern History of German Criminal Law

Author: Thomas Vormbaum

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642372732

Category: Law

Page: 304

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Increasingly, international governmental networks and organisations make it necessary to master the legal principles of other jurisdictions. Since the advent of international criminal tribunals this need has fully reached criminal law. A large part of their work is based on comparative research. The legal systems which contribute most to this systemic discussion are common law and civil law, sometimes called continental law. So far this dialogue appears to have been dominated by the former. While there are many reasons for this, one stands out very clearly: Language. English has become the lingua franca of international legal research. The present book addresses this issue. Thomas Vormbaum is one of the foremost German legal historians and the book's original has become a cornerstone of research into the history of German criminal law beyond doctrinal expositions; it allows a look at the system’s genesis, its ideological, political and cultural roots. In the field of comparative research, it is of the utmost importance to have an understanding of the law’s provenance, in other words its historical DNA.

Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law

Author: Markus D Dubber

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191654620

Category: Law

Page: 450

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Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law presents essays in which scholars from various countries and legal systems engage critically with formative texts in criminal legal thought since Hobbes. It examines the emergence of a transnational canon of criminal law by documenting its intellectual and disciplinary history and provides a snapshot of contemporary work on criminal law within that historical and comparative context. Criminal law discourse has become, and will continue to become, more international and comparative, and in this sense global: the long-standing parochialism of criminal law scholarship and doctrine is giving way to a broad exploration of the foundations of modern criminal law. The present book advances this promising scholarly and doctrinal project by making available key texts, including several not previously available in English translation, from the common law and civil law traditions, accompanied by contributions from leading representatives of both systems.

The Constitution of the Criminal Law

Author: R. A. Duff,Lindsay Farmer,S. E. Marshall,Massimo Renzo,Victor Tadros

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191655287

Category: Law

Page: 250

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The third book in the Criminalization series examines the constitutionalization of criminal law. It considers how the criminal law is constituted through the political processes of the state; how the agents of the criminal law can be answerable to it themselves; and finally, how the criminal law can be constituted as part of the international order. Addressing the ways in which and the grounds on which types of conduct can be justifiably criminalized, the first four chapters of this volume focus on the questions that arise from a consideration of the political constitution of the criminal law. The contributors then turn their attention to the role of the state, its institutions and officials, and their role not only as creators, enactors, interpreters, and enforcers of the criminal law, but also as subjects of it. How can the agents of the criminal law also be answerable to it? Finally discussion turns to how the criminal law can be constituted as part of an international order. Examining the relationships between domestic laws of different nation-states, and between domestic criminal law and international or transnational law, the chapters also look at the authority and jurisdiction of international criminal law itself, and its relationship to other dimensions of the international order. A vital examination of one of the most important topics in modern criminal legal theory, this volume raises new questions central to the study of the criminal law and offers new suggestions for addressing them.

A Quick Reference Guide to Contemporary Criminal Procedure for Law Enforcement Officers

One Hundred Notable United States Supreme Court Decisions, and Their Effect on Modern Policing in America

Author: Mark E. Bannon

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398074259

Category: Law

Page: 154

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Annotation "The goal of this book is to provide a quick reference guide for law enforcement officers in their quest to furnish professional police services to their communities. Designed to be a handy source for the study of criminal procedures, this guide has assembled numerous court cases that will assist officers in dealing with the issues they may often encounter."

Defenses in Contemporary International Criminal Law

Author: Geert-Jan G. J. Knoops

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 1571051589

Category: Law

Page: 334

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The Second Edition of "Defenses in Contemporary International Criminal Law" ventures farther into this uneasy territory than any previous work, offering a meticulous analysis of the case law in the post World War II Military Tribunals and the ad hoc tribunals for Rwanda and the Former Yugoslavia, with particular attention to the defenses developed, their rationales, and their origins in various municipal systems. It analyzes the defense provisions in the charters and statutes underlying these tribunals and the new International Criminal Court, while examining the first judgment in this field rendered by the Special Court for Sierra Leone, on June 20, 2007. The conceptual reach of this work includes not only the defenses recognized in the field's jurisprudence and scholarship (superior orders, duress, self-defense, insanity, necessity, mistake of law and fact, immunity of States), but also presents a strong case for the incorporation of genetic and neurobiological data into the functioning of certain defenses. Procedural mechanisms to invoke these defenses are also addressed.

Feminist Perspectives on Criminal Law

Author: Lois Bibbings,Donald Nicolson

Publisher: Cavendish Publishing

ISBN: 1843140411

Category: Law

Page: 312

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.