Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 August 2012

464 Pages

8 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780199899388

Bookseller Code (04)

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Criminal Law

Ninth Edition

Sue Titus Reid

Offering a unique modified case approach, Criminal Law, Ninth Edition, uses a wide sampling of federal and state statutes and cases to provide students with a comprehensive and contemporary introduction to the field. Leading scholar and bestselling author Sue Titus Reid employs a student-friendly and engaging writing style, eliminating complicated legal jargon from case excerpts while addressing timely, provocative issues.

New to this Edition:

  • Updated discussions of the most recent current events and the latest court decisions (especially those of the U.S. Supreme Court--including the ruling that life without parole for juveniles convicted of a non-homicide offense is cruel and unusual punishment and thus unconstitutional)
  • New examples including the Casey Anthony trial, the Dr. Conrad Murray trial, the Arizona sweat lodge case, and the Arizona immigration statute
  • A greater emphasis on drugs, with expanded coverage of prescription drug abuse, the Fair Sentencing Act, and decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana, terrorism as it relates to U.S. criminal law
  • A new section on bullying
  • Streamlined coverage of defenses--now in a single chapter

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