Clear and easy to understand, Joel Samaha's best-selling "Criminal Law" helps you apply criminal law's enduring foundations and principles to fascinating, current court cases and specific crimes. With a balanced blend of case excerpts and author commentary, Samaha guides you as you hone your critical thinking and legal analysis skills. You'll see the principles, defenses, and elements of crime at work as you progress through the book - and you'll learn about the general principles of criminal liability and its defenses, as well as the elements of crimes against persons property, society, and crimes against the state. Featuring the latest topics and court cases, as well as many study tools to help you do well in this course, Samaha's "Criminal Law" is a text you will want to keep as a valuable reference even after you graduate and begin your career in the criminal justice field of your choosing.
Table of Contents
1. First Things First: The Nature and Limits of Criminal Law. 2. Constitutional Limits on Criminal Law. 3. The General Principles of Criminal Liability: Actus Rea. 4. The General Principles of Criminal Liability: Mens Rea, Concurrence, and Causation. 5. Defenses to Criminal Liability: Justifications. 6. Defenses to Criminal Liability: Excuses. 7. Parties to Crime and Vicarious Liability. 8. Inchoate Crimes: Attempt, Conspiracy, and Solicitation. 9. Crimes Against Persons I: Criminal Homicide. 10. Crimes Against Persons II: Criminal Sexual Conduct, Bodily Injury, and Personal Restraint. 11. Crimes Against Property. 12. Crimes Against Public Order and Morals. 13. Crimes Against the State.