Criminal Law

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
John L. Worrall / Jennifer L Moore  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
576
Pub.-date
December 2011
ISBN13
9780131383173
ISBN
0131383175
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Description

For courses in Criminal Law.

 

Criminal Law by Worrall and Moore offers a fresh take on the field of criminal law. This contemporary text follows a modular format, allowing instructors the flexibility to teach the full text or pick and choose modules to suit their courses. The text covers mainstream forms of criminal activity and also includes the most recent hot-button issues, such as cyberterrorism, sexting, the “castle doctrine,” “make my day” laws, and more.

Features

For courses in Criminal Law.

 

Criminal Law by Worrall and Moore offers a fresh take on the field of criminal law. This contemporary text follows a modular format, allowing instructors the flexibility to teach the full text or pick and choose modules to suit their courses. The text covers mainstream forms of criminal activity and also includes the most recent hot-button issues, such as cyberterrorism, sexting, the “castle doctrine,” “make my day” laws, and more.

 

Hallmark Features

 

Manageable for students, flexible for instructors. Each chapter is divided into self-contained modules that include learning objectives, content, excerpted court decisions, exercises, and concise bulleted summaries.

  • The book can be used as a traditional full-length text or instructors can choose to teach only selected modules to suit their course.
  • When reading, students can tackle one module at a time, breaking chapters into manageable chunks. 

Provides up-to-date, contemporary coverage. This newly written text covers the issues and cases relevant to today's society.

  • All-new content means no outdated, leftover discussions from previous editions.
  • Engaging discussions reference recent and controversial cases to keep students interested and encourage classroom debate. 

Gives students practical, hands-on experience. Exercises in each chapter get students to actively apply material from the chapters.

  • Court Decision boxes feature excerpts from real cases followed by critical thinking questions.
  • Your Decision exercises put students in the position of a judge, prosecutor, or defense attorney, and asks them to decide on a hypothetical case.
  • Review questions are included both for individual modules and each chapter as a whole.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: FOUNDATIONS

Chapter 1: The Basics of Criminal Law

Chapter 2: Limitations on the Criminal Law

Chapter 3: The Elements of Criminal Liability

 

SECTION 2: DEFENSES TO CRIMINAL LIABILITY

Chapter 4: Justification Defenses

Chapter 5: Excuse Defenses

 

SECTION 3: MULTIPLE OFFENDERS AND INCHOATE CRIMES

Chapter 6: Complicity and Vicarious Liability

Chapter 7: Inchoate Crimes

 

SECTION 4: CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS

Chapter 8: Homicide

Chapter 9: Assaultive Offenses

 

SECTION 5: CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY

Chapter 10: Property Damage and Invasion

Chapter 11: Theft and Analogous Offenses

 

SECTION 6: OTHER CRIMES

Chapter 12: Public Order, Morality, and Vice Crimes

Chapter 13: Terrorism and Offenses against the State


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