Cengage Advantage Books: Criminal Law

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Clear, concise, and cutting edge, Joel Samaha's best-selling CRIMINAL LAW, 11th Edition helps you apply criminal law's enduring foundations and principles to fascinating court cases and specific crimes. With a balanced blend of case excerpts and author commentary, the author guides you as you sharpen your critical thinking and legal analysis skills. As you progress through the book, you'll learn about the general principles of criminal liability and its defenses, as well as the elements of crimes against persons, property, society, and the state. You'll also see these principles at work in the cases and crimes that illustrate them.

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Joel Samaha is University Distinguished Teaching Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. He received his B.A. (History), J.D., and Ph.D. (History) from Northwestern University and studied under Sir Geoffrey Elton at Cambridge University, England. Professor Samaha was admitted to the Illinois Bar, briefly practiced law in Chicago, and then taught at UCLA. In 1971, he joined the University of Minnesota, where he served as Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice Studies for four years, taught television and radio courses in criminal justice, co-taught a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar in legal and constitutional history, was named College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Teacher in 1974, and named University Distinguished Teaching Professor in 2007. Professor Samaha's works have appeared in Historical Journal, American Journal of Legal History, Minnesota Law Review, William Mitchell Law Review, and Journal of Social History.

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1. Criminal Law and Punishment: An Overview. 2. Constitutional Limits on Criminal Law. 3. The General Principles of Criminal Liability: Actus Rea. 4. The General Principles of Criminal Liability: Mens Rea, Concurrence, and Causation. 5. Defenses to Criminal Liability: Justifications. 6. Defenses to Criminal Liability: Excuses. 7. Parties to Crime and Vicarious Liability. 8. Inchoate Crimes: Attempt, Conspiracy, and Solicitation. 9. Crimes Against Persons I: Criminal Homicide. 10. Crimes Against Persons II: Criminal Sexual Conduct, Bodily Injury, and Personal Restraint. 11. Crimes Against Property. 12. Crimes Against Public Order and Morals. 13. Crimes Against the State. Appendices (Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights). Glossary. Bibliography.

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