Abrams, Beale, and Klein's Federal Criminal Law and Its Enforcement, 7th

West Academic Publishing
Primary Subject
White Collar Crime
American Casebook Series
Publication Date
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The Seventh Edition of this classic casebook, which is designed to teach a broad-coverage federal criminal law course, is also well-suited for teaching white collar crime offerings. This volume addresses the key issues in federal criminal law and also includes material on timely, real-world topics, such as:
  • recent college basketball recruiting and athletic admissions scandals;
  • the opioid crisis as illustrated by a "pill mill" case in which a physician operating a pain management clinic arranged with a pharmacist to fill oxycodone prescriptions;
  • obstruction of justice questions that arose in the special counsel investigation relating to the administration of President Donald Trump;
  • possible political interference in federal prosecutors' decision-making;
  • shootings in the U.S. involving or akin to terrorism;
  • enforcement of immigration crimes—addressed in a new casebook chapter;
  • the latest criminal justice reform legislation, the First Step Act.
The book includes all of the latest relevant Supreme Court opinions and other new case law and statutory changes relating to the federal crime categories (e.g. mail fraud, money laundering, and firearms offenses), and administration of federal criminal justice features (such as plea bargaining), around which the book's chapters are organized.