Reid, Sue Titus Criminal Law

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Criminal Law

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Written by a lawyer and criminologist with teaching experience in both fields, "Criminal Law, Sixth Edition", provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date criminal law text available, covering all of the traditional areas of law and illustrating them with recent events. Unlike most criminal law texts, this text covers misdemeanors as well as felonies. The sixth edition covers the latest topics, including "three strikes you're out" laws, hate crimes, home invasion, posttraumatic stress disorders as defenses, and truth in sentencing. Coverage of traditional topics, such as murder, is updated with recent changes, such as the definition of death and inclusion of a fetus as a "person."

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Criminal Law, Third Edition is an exceptionally up-to-date and comprehensive text written by an author who was trained in social science as well as law and has taught in both areas. Using a modified case approach (i.e., integrating selected case excerpts with text coverage), this book presents all the subjects traditionally taught in introductory criminal law, including topics not covered by all texts in this field--such as misdemeanors, organized crime, drugs, defenses (post-traumatic stress syndrome and battered persons syndrome among them), hate crimes, and treason, obstruction of justice, and other offenses. It includes discussions of common law, federal law, the Model Penal Code and some state statutes. This meticulous revision incorporates the very latest data available, new cases including 1994 decisions, and such recent developments as the Florida tourism murders, changes in gun law, and the proposed 1994 anti-crime legislation.

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Sue Titus Reid is a Professor at the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University, Tallahassee. She has served on the board of the Midwest Sociological Society and the executive staff of the American Sociological Association. In 1985, she was the George Beto Chair in Criminal Justice at the Criminal Justice Center, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. Dr. Reid’s contributions to her profession have been widely recognized nationally and abroad. Her international honors include International Woman of the Year, 1991-92; International Who's Who of Intellectuals; and International Order of Merit, 1993.

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