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Criminal Law: Cases & Materials, Seventh Edition

John Kaplan, Robert Weisberg, Guyora Binder


  • ISBN: 9781454869375

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    Published 06/11/2015
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    Summary of Contents


    Part I. Just Punishment

    Ch. 1 The Purposes and Limits of Punishment

    Part II. The Elements of the Criminal Offense

    Ch. 2. The Criminal Act

    Ch. 3. The Guilty Mind

    Ch. 4. Causation

    Part III. Homicide Offenses

    Ch. 5. Intentional Homicide

    Ch. 6. Unintentional Homicide

    Ch. 7. Capital Murder and the Death Penalty

    Part IV. Justification and Excuse

    Ch. 8. Defensive Force, Necessity, and Duress

    Ch. 9. Mental Illness as a Defense

    Part V. Attribution of Criminality

    Ch. 10. Attempt

    Ch. 11. Complicity

    Ch. 12. Conspiracy

    Part IV. Additional Offenses

    Ch. 13. Rape

    Ch. 14. Theft Offenses

    Ch. 15. Perjury, False Statements, and Obstruction of Justice

    Appendix A A Note on the Model Penal Code

    Appendix B The Model Penal Code

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    Robert Weisberg

    Robert Weisberg is a frequent commentator and expert on white-collar crime and criminal law and procedure and serves as director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center.
    Using his experience as a former English professor, he is one of the nation’s leading scholars on the intersection of law and literature, and coauthor of the highly praised book Literary Criticisms of Law. He has served as a consulting attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the California Appellate Project, working on death penalty litigation in the state and federal courts.
    In addition to his work at the law school, Professor Weisberg serves as special assistant to the provost for faculty recruitment and retention. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1981, he was a tenured English professor at Skidmore College. He also served as a law clerk to Justice Potter Stewart of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge J. Skelly Wright of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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    Guyora Binder

    Guyora Binder, University at Buffalo Distinguished Professor of Law, was formerly law clerk to federal Judge Jack B. Weinstein, Dana Fellow of Comparative Jurisprudence at U.C.L.A., Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan Law School, and Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor of Human Rights at Stanford Law School.

    He has written in the areas of jurisprudence, criminal law, constitutional law, and international law. His research primarily concerns the representation of historical change and of personal and group identity in law and legal thought.

    Guyora Binder is the author of Treaty Conflict and Political Contradiction (Praeger, 1988), and coauthor of Criminal Law (Little Brown, 1996) and Literary Criticisms of Law (Princeton University Press, 2000). His work has appeared in such journals as the Yale Law Journal, the University of Chicago Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, the Texas Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, and the Yale Journal of Law and Humanities.

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    John Kaplan

    John Kaplan is the late Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law at Stanford University.

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