Criminal Law

Author: Guyora Binder
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190621036
Format: PDF, ePub
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Many controversies in American criminal law reflect the tension between older and newer conceptions of the purposes of punishment. The English common law of crimes enforced a royal peace by conditioning punishment on unauthorized force and harm to particular victims. The story of American criminal law has been the emergence of a more utilitarian conception of criminal offending as the imposition of risk or the violation of consent, combined with culpability. This conception is reflected in the Model Penal Code and many state codes. Yet understanding contemporary criminal law requires that we also remember the model of offending as trespass against sovereignty out of which it emerged. The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Criminal Law reviews the development of American criminal law and explains its key concepts and persistent controversies in light of its history. These key concepts include retribution and prevention as purposes of punishment; the requirements of a criminal act and a culpable mental state; criteria of causal responsibility; modes of violating consent; inchoate offenses, including attempt and conspiracy; doctrines of participation in crime; and defenses of justification and excuse.

Examples Explanations for Criminal Law

Author: Richard G. Singer
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454833858
Format: PDF, ePub
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A favorite among successful students, and often recommended by professors, the unique Examples & Explanations series gives you extremely clear introductions to concepts followed by realistic examples that mirror those presented in the classroom throughout the semester. Use at the beginning and midway through the semester to deepen your understanding through clear explanations, corresponding hypothetical fact patterns, and analysis. Then use to study for finals by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the accompanying analysis. Designed to complement your casebook, the trusted Examples & Explanations titles get right to the point in a conversational, often humorous style that helps you learn the material each step of the way and prepare for the exam at the end of the course. The unique, time-tested Examples & Explanations series is invaluable to teach yourself the subject from the first day of class until your last review before the final. Each guide: helps you learn new material by working through chapters that explain each topic in simple language challenges your understanding with hypotheticals similar to those presented in class provides valuable opportunity to study for the final by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the corresponding analysis quickly gets to the point in conversational style laced with humor remains a favorite among law school students is often recommended by professors who encourage the use of study guides works with ALL the major casebooks, suits any class on a given topic provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures

Understanding Criminal Law

Author: Joshua Dressler
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press LLC
ISBN: 9781531007911
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This comprehensive and clearly written Understanding treatise is frequently cited by scholars and courts in their analysis of substantive criminal law, and has been a popular source of assistance to criminal law students for the past quarter century. Understanding Criminal Law is designed to be taught in conjunction with any casebook. The topics covered are those most often raised in criminal law casebooks, and coverage of these subjects is meant to complement professors' classroom discussions. The text focuses on the basic elements of, and defenses to, all crimes; provides in-depth coverage of such crimes as homicide, rape, and theft; and covers other important topics covered in the Criminal Law course, such as accomplice and inchoate liability. Understanding Criminal Law also covers theories of punishment, sources of the criminal law, and overarching principles such as legality and proportionality. The common law is emphasized with extensive comparisons to the Model Penal Code and modern statutes. This edition offers the most significant updating ever, including coverage of quickly-changing legal areas, such as sexual assault and self-defense law. Recent and ongoing revisions to the Model Penal Code are also covered.

Examples Explanations for Constitutional Law National Power and Federalism

Author: Christopher N. May
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454874759
Format: PDF, ePub
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A favorite among successful students, and often recommended by professors, the unique Examples & Explanations series gives you extremely clear introductions to concepts followed by realistic examples that mirror those presented in the classroom throughout the semester. Use at the beginning and midway through the semester to deepen your understanding through clear explanations, corresponding hypothetical fact patterns, and analysis. Then use to study for finals by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the accompanying analysis. Designed to complement your casebook, the trusted Examples & Explanations titles get right to the point in a conversational, often humorous style that helps you learn the material each step of the way and prepare for the exam at the end of the course. Constitutional Law: National Power and Federalism features straightforward, informal text that is never simplistic. Its unique, time-tested Examples & Explanations pedagogy combines textual material with well-written and comprehensive examples, explanations, and questions. A problem-oriented guide, it takes students through the principal doctrines of constitutional law covered in a typical course. Key Features: Updated examples and explanations Incorporates roughly 50 important new decisions from the Supreme Court’s October 2009, 2010, and 2011 terms Bond v. United States ; Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn; Camreta v. Greene; Ashcroft v. al-Kidd Authors have 60 years of combined experience teaching Constitutional Law

Criminal Procedure

Author: Robert M. Bloom
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 0735562911
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Updated to reflect important current events, Examples & Explanations: Criminal Procedure: the Constitution and the Police, Fifth Edition, retains its proven format of presenting criminal procedure as a sequence of procedures mirroring real-life events in law enforcement. Well-written and user friendly, this concise paperback is an asset to any criminal procedure course. Carefully crafted to aid students' understanding, this study aid gives students a sense of the theoretical flow and logic of law enforcement by following police procedural order graphically demonstrates legal standards and concepts through the use of Charts and illustrations. starts with easy, confidence-building examples and gradually moves on to more challenging examples that test students' knowledge and analytical skills utilizes the proven Examples and Explanations format to explain concepts and allow students to develop analytical and problem-solving skills Special features of the Fifth Edition include: terrorism in the United States and the Fourth Amendment ramifications Please visit the new companion website to learn more about this book. Website: http://www.aspenlawschool.com/bloombrodin5

Property

Author: D. Barlow Burke
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 0735570310
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The focused coverage of Examples & Explanations: Property, Third Edition , along with the proven Examples & Explanations format, which combines textual material with well-written examples, explanations, and questions that test the reader's understanding of the material covered, makes this text an invaluable means for helping students master the intricacies of property law. Among the features that have made this study aid a success: eminently clear and readable text six-part topical organization that matches the coverage of most first-year property courses and follows the organization of the best selling property casebook by Dukeminier, Krier, Alexander & Schill rich pedagogy includes boldfaced legal terms and visual aids, such as charts and diagrams, especially for common-law estates--a topic that lends itself to diagrammatic presentation the authors address principal cases used in most leading casebooks skilled and experienced authorship by long-time teachers and scholars of property law New to the Third Edition: updated coverage of takings to include recent Supreme Court cases Tahoe-Sierra Preservation Council Inc. v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Kelo v. New London, and Lingle v. Chevron U.S.A. expanded introduction to trusts with clear and detailed descriptions of a trust, a grantor, a trustee, a life beneficiary, and a remainderman new substantive material added to coverage of: the recording acts the Third Restatement of Property concerning Servitudes (covenants and equitable servitudes) Private Nuisance--Chapter 27--adjacent and subjacent support updated coverage of the Rule Against Perpetuities many examples and explanations have been revised for greater clarity and effectiveness language in the text has been simplified where needed for even greater accessibility With its focused coverage, concise format, and problem-based format, Examples & Explanations: Property, Third Edition, continues to provide Property students with the help and confidence they need to master this difficult first-year course.

Examples Explanations for The Law of Torts

Author: Joseph W. Glannon
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454860634
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A favorite among successful students, and often recommended by professors, the unique Examples & Explanations series gives you extremely clear introductions to concepts followed by realistic examples that mirror those presented in the classroom throughout the semester. Use at the beginning and midway through the semester to deepen your understanding through clear explanations, corresponding hypothetical fact patterns, and analysis. Then use to study for finals by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the accompanying analysis. Designed to complement your casebook, the trusted Examples & Explanations titles get right to the point in a conversational, often humorous style that helps you learn the material each step of the way and prepare for the exam at the end of the course. The unique, time-tested Examples & Explanations series is invaluable to teach yourself the subject from the first day of class until your last review before the final. Each guide: helps you learn new material by working through chapters that explain each topic in simple language challenges your understanding with hypotheticals similar to those presented in class provides valuable opportunity to study for the final by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the corresponding analysis quickly gets to the point in conversational style laced with humor remains a favorite among law school students is often recommended by professors who encourage the use of study guides works with ALL the major casebooks, suits any class on a given topic provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures

Examples Explanations for Contracts

Author: Brian A. Blum
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454887265
Format: PDF, Docs
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A favorite classroom prep tool of successful students that is often recommended by professors, the Examples & Explanations (E&E) series provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures. Each E&E offers hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topics in your courses and compare your own analysis. Here’s why you need an E&E to help you study throughout the semester: Clear explanations of each class topic, in a conversational, funny style. Features hypotheticals similar to those presented in class, with corresponding analysis so you can use them during the semester to test your understanding, and again at exam time to help you review. It offers coverage that works with ALL the major casebooks, and suits any class on a given topic. The Examples & Explanations series has been ranked the most popular study aid among law students because it is equally as helpful from the first day of class through the final exam.

Environmental Law

Author: Steven Ferrey
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 0735588732
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Examples & Explanations: Environmental Law, now in its Fifth Edition, offers a problem method for learning that encourages students to master a basic understanding of the subject, problem solve, and think creatively about complex environmental issues. Author Steven Ferrey's clear and concise explanations of science, statutes, and regulations bring students up to speed and support an advanced understanding of environmental issues. Examples & Explanations: Environmental Law, Fifth Edition, features: broad coverage that includes 20 areas of environmental law in 15 chapters, with consistent cross-referencing throughout that link the connections among different topics the proven-effective Examples & Explanations Series pedagogy --accessible exposition followed by well-crafted exercises and clear, complete answers a student-friendly style and format that facilitates learning at an introductory or more advanced level - ideal for courses involving a real-world problem-solving approach a logical organization that follows the order of topics in most environmental law casebooks accessible sections on must-know science in each chapter The Fifth Edition of Examples & Explanations: Environmental Law includes: the Supreme Court's recent plain meaning interpretation of environmental statutes Superfund issues in the wake of Atlantic Research and Burlington Northern state efforts to regulate recyclables the "smart growth" movement an entire new section on global warming regulation updated coverage of the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act updated and expanded coverage of the EU and Kyoto Protocol on carbon regulation Supreme Court recent case law on the Commerce Clause and other important recent cases concerning environment regulation, land use, and energy law Completely up-to-date through the Obama administration changes in its Fifth Edition, Examples & Explanations: Environmental Law is an ideal supplement to courses on Environmental Law, Energy Law, or Land Use. Balancing academic and real-world applications, it helps students test their knowledge and practice applying the law to topical issues. Because it takes the students quickly to a sophisticated level, ideal for courses that use real-world environmental problems as part of their pedagogy.

Corporate and White Collar Crime

Author: Kathleen F. Brickey
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454887117
Format: PDF, ePub
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With its focus on substantive law, this book provides systematic and comprehensive consideration of major white-collar crime statutes in the federal criminal code, securities laws, and environmental statutes. The Sixth Edition of Corporate and White Collar Crime includes landmark decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court and federal appellate courts through 2016. New judicial decisions include: United States v. Newman (Insider Trading) Yates v. United States (Sarbanes Oxley) McDonnell v. United States (Bribery of Public Officials) RJR v. European Commission (RICO / extraterritorial application)