Criminal Law: The Essentials provides an engaging overview of criminal law in a slim, accessible, and affordable format. A concise and thoroughly updated version of Sue Titus Reid's acclaimed Criminal Law, Seventh Edition, this book is an ideal resource for instructors who would like to supplement their courses with additional reading material without overwhelming their students.
Featuring incisive chapters on such timely topics as terrorism and substance abuse, the text also integrates a variety of pedagogical resources. Each chapter features several study aids, including chapter outlines, chapter summaries, and study questions, as well as a debate issue designed to generate lively discussion on a thought-provoking topic. Key terms are clearly defined throughout and also appear at the end of each chapter and at the end of the text. Each chapter also includes two Internet Activities; these engaging exercises draw students into the subject through relevant real-world applications.
Case, name, and general indexes enable students to find information quickly. Appendix A reprints portions of the U.S. Constitution for easy reference to the sections mentioned throughout the text. Appendix B features a legal case citation, along with an explanation of how to read and interpret it.
* Incorporates references to federal and state statutes and cases to illustrate agreement and divergence within criminal law
* Focuses on substantive rather than procedural criminal law; when necessary, also includes discussions of constitutional principles that directly relate to criminal law
* Includes focus boxes, which highlight recent examples of crimes as well as selected statutes or appellate opinions
* Integrates figures and graphs to relate general principles and laws directly to recent crime data
* State-specific guides for California, Florida, Illinois, New York, and Texas are available separately
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Sue Titus Reid is Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Program in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. She is author of Crime and Criminology, Twelfth Edition (OUP, 2008). An accomplished scholar in both law and the social sciences, she contributed a chapter to the Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice and has published scholarly articles in both law and sociology. Dr. Reid has taught law students, graduate students, and undergraduate students at schools across the country. She received a university teaching award at FSU in 2000 and has been a fellow of the American Society of Criminology since 1982.
"This book offers a very comprehensive but concise treatment of criminal law. It's the perfect text for undergraduates."--Pamela Everett, Wayne State College
"Straightforward and user-friendly."--Sara Ellen Kitchen, Chestnut Hill College
"Very readable for undergraduates."--Jo-Ann Della Giustina, Bridgewater State University
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0195340876
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