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Criminal Law

Ninth Edition

Sue Titus Reid

Publication Date - August 2012

ISBN: 9780199899388

464 pages
Hardcover
8 x 10 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $214.99

The Most Accessible Text on the Market--Extensively Updated for Today's Students

Description

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. By employing carefully excerpted court opinions and cases to illustrate important points, Reid gives students a taste of traditional case method without burdening them with massive amounts of legal material. She also weaves appellate court cases into each chapter--many of which focus on current events--in order to familiarize students with how the judiciary thinks about and responds to questions of law.

The book is enhanced by a variety of pedagogical tools:

* "Focus" boxes present recent examples of crimes and criminals, statutes, and appellate opinions
* Figures, graphs, tables, and charts maintain student focus while relating general principles and laws to current events
* Helpful learning and review tools--chapter outlines, case excerpts and analyses, bolded key terms, chapter summaries, study questions, and more--allow students to master content and prepare for exams
* "For Debate" sections about controversial issues provoke lively class discussions
* Internet Activities invite students to continue exploring the subject online

An incisive, authoritative introduction to the field, Criminal Law, Ninth Edition, is ideal for undergraduate courses in criminal law.

SUPPLEMENTS

Instructor's Manual on CD (available to adopting instructors): Includes chapter outlines, key terms, chapter overviews, questions for discussion, and a complete test bank with multiple-choice and essay questions

Companion Website (www.oup.com/us/reid): Contains a downloadable Student Study Guide with chapter outlines; key terms; chapter overviews; student learning objectives; review questions; and multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and short-answer questions

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

About the Author(s)

Sue Titus Reid (JD, PhD) is Professor in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University.

Previous Publication Date(s)

August 2012
August 2009
September 2006

Reviews

"This book exceeds expectations. It is logically assembled and should allow students to comprehend the material without any trouble. The author's style is precise, accurate, and easy to understand."--Michael T. Stevenson, University of Toledo

"A well-written book--with excellent pedagogical features--about recent criminal law topics that will keep students interested and informed."--Kimberly M. Tatum, University of West Florida

"This textbook flows very well. The 'For Debate' and 'Internet Activity' sections are great tools to stimulate discussion both in class and online."--Judith L. Fitzgerald, Bowie State University

Table of Contents

    Each chapter begins with an Outline and an Introduction and ends with a Summary, Study Questions, "For Debate" sections, a list of key terms, "Case Analysis" sections, "Internet Activity" features, and Notes.
    PREFACE
    ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    CHAPTER 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL LAW
    The Emergence of Law
    Civil and Criminal Law Distinguished
    The Nature and Purpose of Criminal Law
    Criminal Law as Punishment
    Retribution
    > Incapacitation
    > Deterrence
    > Reformation or Rehabilitation
    Criminal Law and Morality
    U.S. Legal Provisions for Government
    The Judicial Branch of Government
    U.S. Court Systems
    The Model Penal Code and Criminal Law Reform
    English Common Law and Its Impact
    Sources of Criminal Law
    Statutory Law
    Constitutions
    Judicial Decisions and Customs
    Administrative Law
    Discretion and Criminal Law
    Classification of Crimes and Related Offenses
    Grade of Offense
    Moral Turpitude
    Other Classifications
    The Limitations on Criminal Law
    Void for Vagueness
    Ex Post Facto Laws and Bills of Attainder
    Repeal or Amendment of a Statute
    Cruel and Unusual Punishment
    Due Process and Equal Protection
    The Right of Privacy
    The Establishment of Guilt
    The Adversary System
    The Burden of Proof
    Determining Criminal Culpability: The Judge and the Jury
    How to Read and Interpret a Case
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    CHAPTER 2: ELEMENTS OF A CRIME
    The Elements of a Crime
    A Criminal Act
    > The Exclusion of Involuntary Conduct
    > Proof of an Act
    > Possession as an Act
    > Criminal Failure to Act
    A Criminal Intent
    > Problems of Interpretation
    > Proving Criminal Intent
    The Concurrence of a Criminal Act and a Criminal Intent
    Causation
    Attendant Circumstances
    Liability Without Fault
    Strict Liability
    Vicarious Liability
    Enterprise Liability
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    CHAPTER 3: ANTICIPATORY OFFENSES AND PARTIES TO CRIMES
    Solicitation
    Elements of Solicitation
    Defenses to Solicitation
    Attempt
    Elements of Attempt
    Defenses to Attempt
    The Spread of AIDS: An Attempt Crime?
    Conspiracy
    The Problem of Definition
    Elements of Conspiracy
    > The Act or Agreement: The Problem of Multiple Agreements; The Requirement of an Act Plus an Agreement
    > The Intent
    Limitations on Parties to Conspiracy
    Defenses to Conspiracy
    Other Issues in Conspiracy
    Parties to Crimes
    Elements of Accomplice Liability
    Other Issues of Accomplice Liability
    > The Wharton Rule
    > Defenses to Accomplice Liability
    > The Scope of Accomplice Liability
    Prosecuting Anticipatory Offenses and Parties to Crimes
    Federal RICO Statutes
    State RICO Statutes
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    CHAPTER 4: DEFENSES TO CRIMINAL CULPABILITY
    The Burden of Proof and Presumptions
    Major Court Decisions
    The Element of Intent
    The Burden of Proof and Self-Defense
    The Burden of Proof and the Insanity Defense
    Types of Defenses
    Ignorance or Mistake
    Duress or Necessity
    Infancy
    Insanity
    > The M'Naghten Rule
    > The Irresistible Impulse Test
    > The Durham Rule
    > The Substantial Capacity Test
    > Guilty but Mentally Ill (GBMI)
    > Constitutional Challenge to the Insanity Defense
    > Abolition of the Insanity Defense
    Diminished Capacity or Partial Responsibility
    Automatism
    Entrapment
    Outrageous Government Conduct
    Defense of Persons and Property
    Law Enforcement
    Intoxication
    Domestic Authority
    Consent, Condonation, and Victim's Conduct
    Syndrome and Stress Disorder Defenses
    > The Battered Person Syndrome
    > Extreme Emotional Disturbance Syndrome
    > Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): The Combat Stress Syndrome; Rape Trauma Syndrome (RTS); Postpartum Depression (PPDD) Syndrome
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    CHAPTER 5: CRIMINAL HOMICIDE
    An Overview of Violent Crimes
    Homicide
    General Definitional Issues
    > Another Human Being Requirement
    > The Definition of Death
    Causation
    > The Year-and-a-Day Rule
    > Multiple Causation
    Corpus Delicti
    Murder
    Elements of Murder
    Common Law Murder
    Types of Murder
    > Intent to Kill
    > Intent to Inflict Great Bodily Harm
    > Depraved Heart
    > Intent to Commit a Felony
    > Murder for Hire
    Degrees of Murder
    Lesser Included Offenses
    Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS)
    Manslaughter
    Types of Manslaughter
    > Voluntary Manslaughter: Heat-of-Passion Manslaughter; Manslaughter in Domestic Relations; The Reasonable Person Standard
    > Involuntary Manslaughter: Misdemeanor or Negligent Manslaughter; Vehicular and DUI Manslaughter; Failure-to-Act Manslaughter
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    CHAPTER 6: ASSAULT, ROBBERY, RAPE, AND OTHER SERIOUS CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON
    Assault
    Simple Assault
    Aggravated Assault
    Reckless Assault
    Mayhem
    Robbery
    The Elements of Robbery
    Home Invasion Robbery
    Forcible Rape
    Data on Forcible Rape
    Focus on Forcible Sodomy
    The Elements of Forcible Rape and Sodomy
    > Gender of the Actor and of the Victim
    > The Requirement of Penetration
    > Lack of Consent
    Domestic Violence
    Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
    Date Rape
    Marital Rape
    Child Abuse
    > Nonsexual Abuse and Neglect
    > Sexual Abuse: Statutory Rape; Incest
    Elder Abuse
    False Imprisonment and Kidnapping
    Hate Crimes
    Stalking
    Bullying
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    CHAPTER 7: PROPERTY AND RELATED CRIMES
    Serious Property Offenses
    Larceny Theft
    > Common Law Larceny-Theft: Trespassory Taking; A Carrying Away; Personal Property of Another; With the Intent to Steal
    > Modern Theft Codes
    Burglary
    > Common Law Burglary
    > Statutory Burglary
    Motor Vehicle Theft
    Arson
    > Common Law Arson
    > Statutory Arson
    Less Serious Property Offenses
    Embezzlement
    Fraud
    > Fraud Against the Elderly
    > Mortgage Fraud
    > Mail and Wire Fraud
    > Health Care Fraud
    > Securities Fraud
    False Pretense
    Stolen Property: Buying, Receiving, Possessing
    Malicious Mischief
    Trespass
    Extortion or Blackmail
    Computer Crimes
    Identity Theft
    Controlling Computer Crimes
    Carjacking
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    CHAPTER 8: CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC ORDER AND PUBLIC DECENCY
    Crimes Against Public Order
    Breach of the Peace
    Fighting Words
    Disorderly Conduct, Vagrancy, and Loitering
    Alcohol and Drug-Related Offenses
    > Public Intoxication and Drug Incapacitation
    > Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
    > Alcohol Offenses and Minors: Sale of Alcohol to Minors; Minors in Possession
    Unlawful Assembly, Rout, and Riot
    Weapons Offenses
    Obstructing a Highway or Public Passage
    Animal Abuse
    Harassment
    Crimes Against Public Decency
    Obscenity, Lewdness, and Indecency
    Sodomy
    Seduction and Fornication
    Adultery
    Bigamy
    Prostitution
    > Statutory Provisions
    > Trafficking
    Pornography
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    CHAPTER 9: CRIMES AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT AND TERRORISM
    Crimes Against the Government
    Perjury
    Bribery
    Official Misconduct in Office
    Obstruction of Justice
    Contempt of Court
    Treason
    Terrorism
    The Problem of Definition
    > The Federal Criminal Code
    > Examples of State Terrorism Statutes
    The Categories of Terrorism
    Terrorism Objectives, Strategies, and Tactics
    Terrorism Victims
    Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
    > Chemical Agents
    > Biological Agents
    > Nuclear Devices
    Cyberterrorism
    The Control of Terrorism
    The National Level
    > The 9/11 Commission
    > The Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996
    > The USA Patriot Act
    > The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
    > The Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
    > The Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2002
    > The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness Response Act of 2002
    > The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004
    The State Level
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    CHAPTER 10: DRUG ABUSE AND DRUG TRAFFICKING
    Drug Abuse
    The Problem of Definition
    Alcohol Prohibition and Regulation
    Controlled Substances
    > Possession of Controlled Substances
    > Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
    > The Manufacture, Prescription, and Sale of Drugs
    The Nature and Extent of Drug Abuse
    The Impact of Drug Abuse
    > Drugs and Crime
    > Health and Other Problems
    > Club Drugs, Alcohol, and Campus Crime: Federal Laws and Club Drugs; State Laws and Club Drugs; Education about Club Drugs
    > Fetal Abuse
    The Economic Cost of Drug Abuse
    The Impact of Drugs on Criminal Justice Systems
    > Impact on the Courts
    > Influence over Law Enforcement Officials
    > Prison and Jail Overcrowding
    Drug Trafficking
    The Dynamics of Drug Trafficking
    Money Laundering
    > Federal Statutes
    > State Statutes
    The Control of Drug Abuse and Drug Trafficking
    The Federal Level
    > The U.S. War on Drugs: The Background
    > Recent White House Drug Policies
    The State Level
    > Rockefeller and Other Harsh Laws
    > Substance Abuse and Treatment
    > Drug Courts
    Legalizing Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    CHAPTER 11: SENTENCING AND THE CRIMINAL LAW
    Determining Sentences
    Sentence Models
    Presumptive Sentencing
    Sentencing Guidelines
    > State Sentencing Guidelines
    > Federal Sentencing Guidelines
    > Litigation Concerning Sentencing Guidelines
    > Critique of Sentencing Guidelines
    Recent Sentencing Reform Measures
    Three Strikes and You're Out Legislation
    Truth in Sentencing Legislation
    The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010
    Capital Punishment
    Constitutional Issues in Sentencing
    Execution of the Mentally Challenged
    Right to a Trial by Jury
    Equal Protection
    Proportionality
    Cruel and Unusual Punishment
    > The Execution of Juveniles
    > Life Without Parole and Juveniles
    Sex Offender Laws
    Registration and Related Laws
    Civil Commitment Procedures
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    APPENDIX A: SELECTIONS FROM THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES
    APPENDIX B: HOW TO READ A COURT CITATION
    GLOSSARY
    CASE INDEX
    NAME INDEX
    SUBJECT INDEX

Teaching Resources

  • Instructor's Manual on CD-R (available to adopting instructors): Includes chapter outlines, key terms, chapter overviews, questions for discussion, and a complete test bank with multiple-choice and essay questions
  • Companion Website (www.oup.com/us/reid): Contains a downloadable Student Study Guide with chapter outlines; key terms; chapter overviews; student learning objectives; review questions; and multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and short-answer questions

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