Dix's Criminal Law: Cases and Materials 7th

Imprint
West Academic Publishing
ISBN-13
9780314285539
Primary Subject
Criminal Law
Format
Hardbound
Copyright
2015
Series
American Casebook Series
Hardbound - New, hardbound print book.

Description

Selected cases and materials are likely to evoke the interest of students. Preference is given to recent cases raising criminal law issues in the modern context. Cases are selected for their tendency to spark emotional responses in students and then to require the students to filter these reactions through the requirements of the law and its underlying rationales. Account is taken of the development of new crimes such as identity theft, carjacking, and home invasion. Discussions of federal constitutional limits on criminal law and substantive federal criminal law issues by the U.S. Supreme Court are also included. The new edition includes expanded coverage of sexual assault and "castle" issues related to self-defense law.