Examples Explanations for Criminal Law

Author: Richard G. Singer
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454833858
Format: PDF, Docs
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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

Criminal Law

Author: Richard G. Singer
Publisher: Aspen Pub
ISBN: 9780735588295
Format: PDF
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Employing the successful Examples & Explanations format, Examples & Explanations: Criminal Law, draws on well-known cases that have not made the appellate courts or in some cases haven't even gone to litigation. the fifth edition includes cutting edge examples and explanations based on prescription drug-induced sleepwalking, death caused by abuse of time-release pain-killing patches, and void-for-vagueness challenges to laws limiting where sex offenders can live or travel. Among the attributes that make this study aid an excellent resource: Unique, time-tested Examples & Explanations pedagogy --Combines textual material with well-written and comprehensive examples, explanations, and questions to test students' comprehension of the materials and provide practice in applying information to fact patterns. The questions, in which there are a variety of issues in one fact situation, are similar to those on a law school or bar examination and therefore provide students with practice they need to excel on exams. The author uses well-known cases that have not made the appellate courts or haven't gone to litigation to make the material current and easily applicable. Extensive material on new excuses, such as Prozac, Serotonin, Testosterone. Recent Supreme Court cases on the insanity defense and the diminished capacity defense (such as Arizona v. Clark and Dixon v. United States). Explanations include analysis of both prosecution and defense, which provides additional valuable exam-writing skills for students. Readable and engaging material that often incorporates popular culture and humor to spark interest in students. Straightforward presentation with clear, introductory text enables students to understand and apply principles. An abundance of visual aids--Graphs, charts and other illustrations-- are used to demonstrate legal standards and concepts. Updated to reflect recent developments in the news and case law since the last edition, the Fifth Edition offers: Coverage of the debate on torture, including issues of necessity and whether those who participated in waterboarding may rely on the advice of the office of legal counsel. The Supreme Court and ex post facto. Florida self-defense and right-to-carry laws. 2009 Supreme Court decisions on mens rea and the "greater crime" theory. Update on the "dog maul" case, with explicit examination of the various definitions of malice aforethought given by the California courts Examples and explanations that address drive-by shootings and attempted murder.

Criminal Procedure

Author: Robert M. Bloom
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 0735562911
Format: PDF, Docs
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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

Glannon Guide to Criminal Law

Author: Laurie L. Levenson
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454860030
Format: PDF
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The proven Glannon Guide is a user-friendly study aid to use throughout the semester as a great supplement to (or substitute for) classroom lecture. Topics are broken down into manageable pieces and are explained in a conversational tone. Chapters are interspersed with hypotheticals like those posed in the classroom that include analysis of answers to ensure thorough understanding. Additionally, “The Closer” questions pose sophisticated hypotheticals at the end of each chapter to present cumulative review of earlier topics. More like classroom experiences, the Glannon Guide provides you with straightforward explanations of complex legal concepts, often in a humorous style that makes the material stick. The user-friendly Glannon Guide is your proven partner throughout the semester when you need a supplement to (or substitute for) classroom lecture. The material is broken into small, manageable pieces to help you master concepts. Multiple-choice questions are interspersed throughout each chapter (not lumped at the end) to mirror the flow of a classroom lecture. Correct and incorrect answers are carefully explained; you learn why they do or do not work. You can rely on authority; the series was created by Joseph W. Glannon―Harvard-educated, best-selling author of, among other legal texts, Examples and Explanations; Civil Procedure, now in its sixth edition. “The Closer” poses a sophisticated problem question at the end of each chapter to test your comprehension. A final “Closing Closer” provides you practice opportunity as well as a cumulative review of all the concepts from earlier chapters. You can check your understanding each step of the way. More like classroom experiences, these Guides provide straightforward explanations of complex legal concepts, often in a humorous style that makes the material stick.

Criminal Procedure II

Author: Richard G. Singer
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 0735568146
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Part of the time-tested Examples & Explanations series, Richard G. Singer's Examples & Explanations: Criminal Procedure II, for the second-semester Criminal Procedure course, covers all of the post-arrest, "bail-to-jail" topics. the Second Edition highlights important recent developments in these areas. Examples & Explanations: Criminal Procedure II, from Bail to Jail, Second Edition, features: respected educator-author Richard G. Singer the proven-effective Examples & Explanations pedagogy a clear and engaging writing style complete topical coverage that traces that of most Criminal Procedure II courses and casebooks a comparative look at different approaches taken by various jurisdictions With a greater focus on prosecutorial discretion, the Second Edition includes: a rewritten sentencing chapter examining the dramatic changes in the constitutional view on sentencing in Blakely v. Washington and Booker v. United States new chapters on: victim's rights non-criminal remedies for attorney misconduct, including disciplinary measures (and including a lengthy analysis of the prosecution of the Duke lacrosse team) speedy trial 2007 Supreme Court cases Cunningham and Rita You can trust Richard G. Singer and the Examples & Explanations series to give your students the help many of them need to get the most out of their Criminal Procedure studies.

Examples Explanations for Criminal Procedure II

Author: Richard G. Singer
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 145484812X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

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.

The New Jim Crow

Author: Michelle Alexander
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 3956141598
Format: PDF, Docs
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Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.

Complete Criminal Law

Author: Janet Loveless
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198803273
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Complete Criminal Law is supported by clear author commentary, choice extracts, and useful learning features. The explanations and examples in this textbook have been crafted to help students hone their understanding of criminal law. The Complete titles are ambitious in their scope; they've been carefully developed with teachers to offer law students more than just a presentation of the key concepts. Instead they offer a complete package. Only by building on the foundations of the subject, by showing how the law works, demonstrating its application through extracts from cases and judgments, and by giving students the tools and the confidence to think critically about the law will they gain a complete understanding. This book is accompanied by free to access online resources for both students and lecturers. For students - Annual updates - Links to relevant websites - Answer guidance on problem questions and 'thinking points' from the text - Extra exam style questions with answers guidance For lecturers - Test bank of 200 multiple choice questions