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A suitable reference book for those seeking a career in the field of criminal justice, Criminal Law (ISBN 9780495807490) remains to be the undisputed authority in this niche, offering concise but all-inclusive coverage of the most important concepts and principles surrounding this aspect of the law. The book has been updated with up to date court cases...
A suitable reference book for those seeking a career in the field of criminal justice, Criminal Law (ISBN 9780495807490) remains to be the undisputed authority in this niche, offering concise but all-inclusive coverage of the most important concepts and principles surrounding this aspect of the law. The book has been updated with up to date court cases and excerpts from a wide variety of examples to help students develop their legal analysis and critical thinking skills. Joel Samaha also offers his expert commentary on cases, giving readers a magnified view of the different elements of crime. Among the key concepts presented in the book include crimes against society, persons, property, and the state, along with criminal liability and defense. A time-tested book, Criminal Law by Joel Samaha offers extensive coverage of fundamental ideas and principles surrounding criminal justice. The introductory chapter in an engaging overview of criminal law and punishment, followed by a section on the constitutional limits that confine such laws. Succeeding chapters talk about criminal liability along with other general principles like concurrence and causation. There are also sections devoted to criminal liability defenses, justifications and excuses, along with topics like vicarious liability. Inchoate crimes, including attempt, conspiracy, and solicitation, are likewise given focus. Other chapters talk about crimes against persons including criminal homicide, bodily injury, criminal social conduct, and personal restraint. Crimes against property follow, along with crimes against public order and morals and crimes against the state. The book comes with a copy of the new Bill of Rights and amendments to the US Constitution. Author Joel Samaha teaches sociology, history, and criminal justice at the University of Minnesota. He has written a wide range of articles and titles on criminal law. Among his most popular books include Criminal Procedure, Criminal Justice, and Law & Order in Historical Perspective: The Case of Elizabethan Essex.
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