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Criminal Law.

Author: Guyora Binder
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: Oxford introductions to U.S. law.
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In Criminal Law, Guyora Binder reviews the development of American criminal law and explains its key concepts and persistent controversies in light of its history. These key concepts include retribution and prevention as purposes of punishment; the requirements of a criminal act and a culpable mental state; criteria of causal responsibility; modes of violating consent; inchoate offenses, including attempt and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Binder, Guyora.
Criminal Law.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Guyora Binder
ISBN: 9780199717521 0199717524 9780195321203 0195321200 9780190621049 0190621044
OCLC Number: 960166221
Notes: XI. Rape by Incapacity, Extortion, and Fraud.
Description: 1 online resource (425 pages).
Contents: Cover; The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; About the Editor; About the Author; Chapter 1 What Is Criminal Law?; I. Introduction; II. Prohibition; III. Punishment; IV. State Punishment; V. Why Criminal Law Matters; VI. Conclusion; Chapter 2 The American Criminal Justice System; I. Introduction; II. The English Origins of Criminal Law; III. The Transformation of English Criminal Law during the Colonial Period; IV. Colonial American Criminal Justice; V. Criminal Justice in the New Republic; VI. Criminal Justice after the Civil War. VII. Crime as a National Political IssueVIII. The Processing of Criminal Cases Today; IX. Conclusion; Chapter 3 Why Punish?; I. Introduction; II. Corrective and Preventive Theories; III. Preventive Purposes; A. Deterrence; B. Rehabilitation; C. Incapacitation; IV. Retribution; A. The Intuitionist Argument; B. The Contractarian Argument; C. The Dignitary Argument; V. Proportional Punishment and Sentencing Process; A. Proportionality; B. Sentencing; VI. Conclusion; Chapter 4 The Criminal Act; I. Introduction; II. Legality; III. Wrongful Acts; A. Wrongfulness; B. Conduct; IV. Omissions. V.A Constitutional Requirement of ConductVI. A Constitutional Requirement of Voluntariness?; VII. Possession; VIII. Conclusion; Chapter 5 The Criminal Mind; I. Introduction; II. The Idea of Mens Rea in Ancient and Medieval Law; III. Transferred and Presumed Intent in Early Modern English Law; IV. The Idea of a Mental Element in Nineteenth-Century England and America; V. Public Welfare Offenses and the Question of Strict Liability; VI. Strict Liability, Statutory Interpretation, and Due Process in the U.S. Supreme Court; VII. The Model Penal Code's Culpability Scheme. VIII. The Model Penal Code's Default RulesIX. Mistake of Law; X. Incapacity for Culpability; XI. Conclusion; Chapter 6 Homicide, From Killing to Causing; I. Introduction; II. Origins of English Homicide Law; III. English Homicide Law in the Age of Blackstone; IV. American Codification of Homicide; V. The Utilitarian Critique of Homicide Law; VI. The Emergence of Causation as an Element of Homicide; VII. Factual Causation; VIII. Legal Causation; A. Intervening Natural Events; B. Intervening Acts; C. Causation by Omission; IX. The Model Penal Code's Causation Test. X. The Model Penal Code's Homicide SchemeXI. American Homicide Statutes after the Code; A. The Act Element; B. Intentional Homicide; C. Homicide by Risk-Taking; D. Homicide in the Course of Crime; XII. Death Penalty Law after the Code; XIII. Conclusion; Chapter 7 Rape and Theft, From Force to Non-.consent; I. Introduction; II. Reflections on Consent; III. The "Metamorphosis" of Theft; IV. Frauds; V. Extortion; VI. Robbery and Burglary; VII. The Emergence of Rape Liability; VIII. The Requirement of Resistance; IX. Reform Standards: Force or Non-consent?; X. The Mental Element of Rape.
Series Title: Oxford introductions to U.S. law.

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