Ashdown, Bacigal, and Gershowitz's Criminal Law, Cases and Comments, 10th

Imprint
Foundation Press
ISBN-13
9781640200029
Primary Subject
Criminal Law
Format
CasebookPlus Hardbound
Copyright
2017
Series
University Casebook Series
CasebookPlus Hardbound - New, hardbound print book includes lifetime digital access an eBook, with the ability to highlight and take notes, and 12-month access to a digital Learning Library that includes self-assessment quizzes tied to this book, leading study aids, an outline starter, and Gilbert Law Dictionary.

Description

As a part of our CasebookPlus offering, you'll receive a new print book along with lifetime digital access to the downloadable eBook. In addition, you'll receive 12-month online access to the Learning Library which includes quizzes tied specifically to your book, an outline starter and three leading study aids in that subject and the Gilbert® Law Dictionary. The included study aids are Criminal Law in a Nutshell, Acing Criminal Law and Exam Pro on Criminal Law, Objective.

The tenth edition of this casebook — which began in 1973 with Professor Fred E. Inbau— includes two new chapters that modernize the study of criminal law. The first new chapter analyzes the law of drug possession and distribution and includes cases about the law of constructive possession, the line between possession and distribution, and the challenge of computing drug quantity. The tenth edition also includes a new chapter on driving while intoxicated, a crime that is central to the criminal justice system but which is absent from every other criminal law casebook. We challenge students to unpack each element of DWI statutes by determining what constitutes a vehicle, what qualifies as operation, what it means to be intoxicated, and what counts as a public road. In addition, the new DWI chapter also explores the difficult statutory interpretation issues created by the texting while driving statutes that have recently been enacted across the country. This is the first casebook to offer an in depth exploration of these modern offenses that account for millions of arrests and citations each year. At the same time, the book retains the core common law crimes and classic cases that are a staple of traditional criminal law courses.