Reid, Sue Titus Criminal Law

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Criminal Law

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9780023991714: Criminal Law

Written by a lawyer and criminologist with teaching experience in both fields, "Criminal Law, Sixth Edition", provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date criminal law text available, covering all of the traditional areas of law and illustrating them with recent events. Unlike most criminal law texts, this text covers misdemeanors as well as felonies. The sixth edition covers the latest topics, including "three strikes you're out" laws, hate crimes, home invasion, posttraumatic stress disorders as defenses, and truth in sentencing. Coverage of traditional topics, such as murder, is updated with recent changes, such as the definition of death and inclusion of a fetus as a "person."

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The fifth edition retains its twelve-chapter format, but content has been carefully streamlined and shortened to make the material more manageable in a typical one-semester course.
This edition features more state statutes than previous editions, at times utilizing ones that show different ways to define the crime. For example, in the discussion of physician-assisted suicide, the text notes the Oregon statute (which permits it), the Washington and New York statutes (which do not), and the U.S. Supreme Court case upholding the latter two in 1997.
The chapter on Anticipatory crimes has been moved forward to chapter 3 (formerly chapter 10) to achieve a better fit with the way most people seem to teach the course.
This text continues to use a modified case approach, giving students actual case studies to illustrate critical points, but in an edited format so students are not unnecessarily burdened with the legal detail covered in law school.
Boxed inserts, called Focuses, contain statutes, current events, and other information designed to illustrate concepts discussed in the chapter and make them more relevant to students.
Each chapter concludes with study questions, which are designed to facilitate the combined purposes of (1) learning substantive criminal law and (2) thinking about criminal law and the problems and issues it raises.

About the Author:

Sue Titus Reid is a Professor at the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University, Tallahassee. She has served on the board of the Midwest Sociological Society and the executive staff of the American Sociological Association. In 1985, she was the George Beto Chair in Criminal Justice at the Criminal Justice Center, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. Dr. Reid's contributions to her profession have been widely recognized nationally and abroad. Her international honors include International Woman of the Year, 1991-92; International Who's Who of Intellectuals; and International Order of Merit, 1993.

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