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Criminal Law: Cases and Materials

Front Cover - Criminal Law: Cases and Materials

Seventh Edition

John Kaplan, late of Stanford University
Robert Weisberg, Stanford University
Guyora Binder, State University of New York, Buffalo

2012.  1,168 pages.  ISBN: 978-1-4548-0698-1.

With Teacherís Manual.

About the Book

Criminal Law: Cases and Materials has long been respected for its distinguished authorship. The late John Kaplanís extraordinary work continues with the scholarship of Robert Weisberg and Guyora Binder. Their renowned interdisciplinary approach fuels class discussion as it enriches study. Logically organized into six categories, the text addresses the purposes and limits of punishment and considers the meaning and types of crime. Well-edited cases, interesting materials, and clear notes combine with cutting-edge issues and important social questions, such as who and why we punish. Especially strong are the discussions on the death penalty, rape, and other forms of sexual assault as well as sentencing proportionality, possession crimes, and felony murder.


The Seventh Edition features updated material and cases throughout the text.

Hallmark features of Criminal Law: Cases and Materials
  • Strong authorship
         -The late John Kaplan, a storied teacher and scholar
         -Weisberg and Binder, noted scholars in criminal law
  • Interdisciplinary approach
         -fuels class discussion
         -enriches study
  • Well-edited cases, interesting materials, and clear notes
  • Logical organization
          -six categories
          -address the purposes and limits of punishment
          -cover the meaning and types of crime
  • Cutting-edge issues of the law and important social questions, such as who and why we punish
  • Strong coverage of the death penalty, rape, and other forms of sexual assault
The revised Seventh Edition presents:
  • Updated materials and cases throughout