Understanding criminal law /

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Author / Creator:Dressler, Joshua.
Edition:5th ed.
Imprint:Newark, NJ : LexisNexis Matthew Bender, 2009.
Description:xxxvi, 606, [25] p. ; 25 cm.
Language:English
Series:The understanding series
Understanding series (New York, N.Y.)
Subject:Criminal law -- United States.
Criminal law.
United States.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8050927
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ISBN:9781422429877 (softbound)
1422429873 (softbound)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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