About the Book
Criminal Law and its Processes: Cases and Materials 10E
About the Book
From a preeminent authorship team, Criminal Law and its Processes: Cases and Materials, 10e, continues in the tradition of its best-selling predecessors by providing students not only with a cohesive policy framework through which they can understand and examine the use of criminal laws as a means for social control but also analytic tools to understand and apply important criminal law doctrines. Instead of presenting the elements of various crimes in a disjointed fashion, Criminal Law and its Processes: Cases and Materials focuses on having students develop a nuanced understanding of the underlying principles, rules, and policy rationales that inform all criminal laws. A cases-and-notes pedagogy along with scholarly excerpts, questions, and notes, provides students with a rich foundation for not only the academic examination of criminal laws but also the application of the law to real-world scenarios.
New to the Tenth Edition:
· Retains prior edition’s principal cases and Notes and Questions approach to explain and probe fundamental concepts.
· Notes updated to incorporate contemporary cases and recent news touching on criminal law
· Inclusion of additional preeminent cases in the field of criminal law, including:
• Yates v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 1074, (Supreme Court application of common statutory interpretation techniques and the rule of lenity)
• Rosamond v. United States, 134 S. Ct. 1240 (Supreme Court examination of accomplice liability)
• Elonis v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 2001 (Supreme Court examination of appropriate mens rea to apply in the absence of statutory guidance)
• Perry v. Florida, 155 So. 3d 390 (examination of the agreement requirement for conspiracy through the lens of a Florida sexual battery offense).
• People v. Williams, 305 P.3d 1241 (Cal. 2013) (examining whether a “felonious taking” may be accomplished through false pretenses)