Understanding Criminal Law

Understanding Criminal Law

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.

Author: Joshua Dressler

Publisher: Carolina Academic Press LLC

ISBN: 1531007910

Category: Criminal law

Page: 648

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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.
Categories: Criminal law

Criminal Liability for Non Aggressive Death

Criminal Liability for Non Aggressive Death

He writes articles in Criminal Law as well as two books: Understanding Criminal Law (4th ed., 2005) and Clarkson and Keating, Criminal Law: Text and Materials (6th ed., 2007). He also writes a book and articles on the Conflict of Laws.

Author: Sally Cunningham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317157861

Category: Law

Page: 297

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The crime of manslaughter exists as a 'catch-all offence' to punish those who are blameworthy in causing the death of another but whose culpability falls short of that required for murder. Manslaughter is an extremely broad offence and it has a difficult task in ensuring that all those who warrant punishment for 'non-aggressive' deaths are convicted. Simultaneously, it should not be too broad in covering those who do not warrant punishment for such deaths. There is little consistency in whether a particular dangerous activity leads to liability for a specific offence or for the generic offence of manslaughter when death is caused. This book examines the current law and includes a variety of perspectives on the subject with chapters on specific modes of killing as well as issues that permeate all areas. The first half of the book deals with issues such as how any special offences for non-aggressive death should relate to a hierarchy of homicide offences. The second half deals with issues specific to different activities, which may or may not justify the creation of specific homicide offences. The book includes a comparative chapter on Australian law.
Categories: Law

Doubt in Islamic Law

Doubt in Islamic Law

... moral-wrong doctrine is that 'there should be no exculpation for mistake where, if the facts had been as the actor believed them to be, his conduct would still be ... immoral.'” Joshua Dressler, Understanding Criminal Law, 6th ed.

Author: Intisar A. Rabb

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107080997

Category: History

Page: 431

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This book considers the rarely studied but pervasive concepts of doubt that medieval Muslim jurists used to resolve problematic criminal cases.
Categories: History

The Grammar of Criminal Law American Comparative and International

The Grammar of Criminal Law  American  Comparative  and International

Desportes, Fre ́dereric, and LeGunehec, Francis, Le Nouveau Droit Pénal (Paris: Economica, 6th ed. 1999). Devlin, Patrick, The Enforcement of Morals (New York: Oxford University Press, 1959). Dressler, Joshua, Understanding Criminal Law ...

Author: George P. Fletcher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199725195

Category: Law

Page: 400

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The Grammar of Criminal Law is a 3-volume work that addresses the field of international and comparative criminal law, with its primary focus on the issues of international concern, ranging from genocide, to domestic efforts to combat terrorism, to torture, and to other international crimes. The first volume is devoted to foundational issues. The Grammar of Criminal Law is unique in its systematic emphasis on the relationship between language and legal theory; there is no comparable comparative study of legal language. Written in the spirit of Fletcher's classic Rethinking Criminal Law, this work is essential reading in the field of international and comparative law.
Categories: Law

Understanding International Law through Moot Courts

Understanding International Law through Moot Courts

See for example Malcolm N. Shaw, International Law, 6th edition (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2008); and William Schabas and Nadia Bernaz, Routledge Handbook of International Criminal Law (New York: Routledge, 2010). 31.

Author: Henry F. Carey

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739170663

Category: Law

Page: 390

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Understanding International Law through Moot Courts analyzes five moot court cases held before the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. These cases offer insight on the international law pertaining to habeas corpus, genocide, the responsibility to protect, chemical weapons, and torture.
Categories: Law

The Routledge International Handbook of Forensic Psychology in Secure Settings

The Routledge International Handbook of Forensic Psychology in Secure Settings

The psychology of criminal conduct. Cincinnati, OH: Anderson. ... In W. Reich (Ed.), Origins of terrorism: Psychologies, ideologies, theologies, states of mind (pp. 161–191). ... Understanding criminal law (6th edition).

Author: Jane L. Ireland

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317375074

Category: Psychology

Page: 410

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The Routledge International Handbook of Forensic Psychology in Secure Settings is the first volume to identify, discuss and analyse the most important psychological issues within prisons and secure hospitals. Including contributions from leading researchers and practitioners from the UK, US, Australia and Canada, the book covers not only the key groups that forensic psychologists work with, but also the treatment options available to them, workplace issues unique to secure settings, and some of the wider topics that impact upon offender populations. The book is divided into four sections: population and issues; treatment; staff and workplace issues; contemporary issues for forensic application. With chapters offering both theoretical rigour and practical application, this is a unique resource that will be essential reading for any student, researcher or practitioner of forensic psychology or criminology. It will also be relevant for those interested in social policy and social care.
Categories: Psychology

AIDS and the Law 6th Edition

AIDS and the Law  6th Edition

criminal assault, and reckless endangerment. Approximately sixteen states44 and the District of Columbia rely on traditional substantive criminal laws and have not adopted any HIV-specific criminal statutes. The remaining states have ...

Author: Skinner-Thompson, Scott

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9781543816426

Category: AIDS (Disease)

Page: 1370

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AIDS and the Law, Sixth Edition AIDS and the Law provides comprehensive coverage of the complex legal issues, as well as the underlying medical and scientific issues, surrounding the HIV epidemic. Covering a broad range of legal fields from employment to health care to housing and privacy rights, this essential resource provides thorough up-to-date coverage of a rapidly changing area of law. AIDS and the Law brings you up-to-date on the latest developments, including: Updates regarding additional consensus that Undetectable = Untransmittable (Chapter 2) Overview of continuing efforts to chip away at the Affordable Care Act (Chapter 2) Discussion regarding states now imposing work requirements for Medicaid (Chapter 9) Analysis of the Trump Administration's many changes to immigration policy, including policing of immigrants seeking public benefits (Chapter 11)Overview of the Department of Justice's decision regarding whether domestic violence can serve as the basis for asylum (Chapter 11) Updates on new Supreme Court precedent regarding exhaustion of administrative remedies under the Prison Litigation Reform Act (Chapter 14) New case law pertaining to the impact of HIV in the family law context (Chapter 13)
Categories: AIDS (Disease)

Criminal Law in China

Criminal Law in China

The Supreme People's Court, The Judicial Explanation of the Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China ... BOOKS Chen Guangzhong, Editor, Science of Criminal Procedure (5th Edition), Textbook Series for 21 Century, ...

Author: Shizhou Wang

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9789041195289

Category: Law

Page: 260

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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this book provides a practical analysis of criminal law in China. An introduction presents the necessary background information about the framework and sources of the criminal justice system, and then proceeds to a detailed examination of the grounds for criminal liability, the justification of criminal offences, the defences that diminish or excuse criminal liability, the classification of criminal offences, and the sanctions system. Coverage of criminal procedure focuses on the organization of investigations, pre-trial proceedings, trial stage, and legal remedies. A final part describes the execution of sentences and orders, the prison system, and the extinction of custodial sanctions or sentences. Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable resource for criminal lawyers, prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and criminal court judges handling cases connected with China. Academics and researchers, as well as the various international organizations in the field, will welcome this very useful guide, and will appreciate its value in the study of comparative criminal law.
Categories: Law

Core Concepts in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Core Concepts in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Crewe B., Liebling A., Padfield, N. and Virgo G., 'Joint Enterprise: The Implications of an Unfair and Unclear Law', Criminal Law Review (2015), 252–69. Dressler J., Understanding Criminal Law, 6th edn, New Providence, NJ, ...

Author: Kai Ambos

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108483391

Category: Law

Page: 507

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A comparative and collaborative study of the foundational principles and concepts that underpin different domestic systems of criminal law.
Categories: Law

Contemporary Criminal Law

Contemporary Criminal Law

Criminal Procedure by Matthew Lippman Criminal Courts by Craig Hemmens, David Brody, Cassia Spohn How Do Judges Decide? ... Rajeev Sawhney Juvenile Justice: A Text/Reader by Richard Lawrence, Craig Hemmens Juvenile Justice, 6th Edition ...

Author: Matthew Lippman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412981293

Category: Law

Page: 657

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This is a comprehensive, introductory criminal law textbook that expands upon traditional concepts and cases by coverage of the most contemporary topics and issues. Contemporary material, including terrorism, computer crimes, and hate crimes, serves to illuminate the ever-evolving relationship between criminal law, society and the criminal justice system's role in balancing competing interests. The case method is used throughout the book as an effective and creative learning tool.Features include:" vignettes, core concepts, 'Cases and Concepts', 'You Decides, excerpts from state statutes, 'legal equations' and Crime in the News boxes" fully developed end-of-chapter pedagogy includes review questions, legal terminology and 'Criminal Law on the Web' resources" instructor resources (including PowerPoint slides, a computerized testbank and classroom activities) and a Student Study Site accompany this text
Categories: Law