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Criminal Law

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Author: Brody, David C.

Brand: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Edition: 3

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 446

Release Date: 18-06-2014

Details: Product Description The third edition of Criminal Law introduces readers to the underlying principles, legal doctrine, and rules of criminal law. The innovative and highly student-friendly text uses real-world case examples to contextualize laws and give students a solid foundation in substantive criminal law while guiding them through what the law is, how it evolved, and the principles on which it is based. By studying case materials, students will develop the analytical skills essential to understanding how legal principles have developed over time and how they are best applied to ever-changing factual situations. The fully revised and updated Third Edition retains all the extensive pedagogical features of the previous edition―chapter objectives, a glossary of key terms, review questions, and suggested readings―while adding all-new material on moral and state crimes, expanded coverage of terrorism, and a flow chart of the criminal justice system. Students will come away from the text with a greater understanding of how laws are applied, as well as the logic and reasoning behind judicial decisions. Accessible but challenging, Criminal Law, Third Edition will gently push undergraduate and graduate students alike to broaden their analytical approaches. About the Author David C. Brody is an associate professor in the Criminal Justice Program at Washington State University. He received a JD from the University of Arizona College of Law and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany. He is the author of books on the criminal court system, criminal law and criminal procedure, and over twenty scholarly articles that have been published in such journals as the American Criminal Law Review, Crime & Delinquency, Denver University Law Review, Hastings Women’s Law Journal, Justice System Journal, and Judicature. In addition to legal scholarship, David’s research focuses on judicial selection and performance evaluation systems, jury reform, and the interaction between law and criminal justice policy. James R. Acker is a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany. He holds J.D. (Duke University) and PhD (University at Albany, in criminal justice) degrees. He is the recipient of Excellence in Teaching Awards from the University at Albany and the State University of New York (SUNY). He is the co-author, with David Brody, of Criminal Procedure: A Contemporary Perspective (Jones & Bartlett Learning, 3rd ed.2013) and Criminal Law (Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2d ed. 2010),and co-author, with JoAnneMalatesta,of Introduction to Law and Criminal Justice (Jones & BartlettLearning, 2013). He is the author of Scottsboro and Its Legacy: The Cases That Challenged American Legal and Social Justice (Praeger Publishers 2008), and co-editor of The Future of America’s Death Penalty: An Agenda for the Next Generation of Capital Punishment Research (Carolina Academic Press 2009); Wounds That Do Not Bind: Victim-Based Perspectives on the Death Penalty (Carolina Academic Press 2006); and America’s Experiment With Capital Punishment: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of the Ultimate Penal Sanction (Carolina Academic Press, 2d ed. 2003).

Package Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.9 inches

Languages: English