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.
Table of Contents:
  • Criminal law: an overview
  • Principles of criminal punishment
  • Sources of the criminal law
  • Constitutional limits on the criminal law
  • Legality
  • Proportionality
  • Burdens of proof
  • Presumptions
  • Actus reus
  • Mens rea
  • Strict liability
  • Mistakes of fact
  • Mistakes of law
  • Causation
  • Concurrence of elements
  • Defenses: an overview
  • Justifications and excuses
  • Self-defense
  • Defense of others
  • Defense of property and habitation
  • Law enforcement
  • Necessity
  • Duress
  • Intoxication
  • Insanity
  • Diminished capacity
  • Attempt
  • Solicitation
  • Conspiracy
  • Liability for the acts of others: complicity
  • Criminal homicide
  • Theft
  • Rape.