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Understanding criminal law

Dressler, Joshua

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  • Creator Joshua Dressler
  • Format Books
  • Publication Sixth edition. New Providence, NJ : LexisNexis, [2012] ©2012
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • xxxvii, 596 pages, 37 unnumbered pages ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9780769848938, 0769848931
  • OCLC ocn778245035

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • Criminal law : an overview -- Principles of criminal punishment -- Sources of the criminal law -- Constitutional limits on the criminal law -- Legality -- Proportionality -- Burdens of proof -- Presumptions -- Actus Reus -- Mens Rea -- Strict liability -- Mistakes of fact -- Mistakes of law -- Causation -- Concurrence of elements -- Defenses: an overview -- Justifications and excuses -- Self-defense -- Defense of others -- Defense of property and habitation -- Law enforcement -- Necessity -- Duress -- Intoxication -- Insanity -- Diminished capacity -- Attempt -- Solicitation -- Conspiracy -- Liability for the acts of others: complicity -- Criminal homicide -- Theft -- Rape