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Modern criminal law : cases, comments, and questions

Author: Wayne R LaFave; American Law Institute.
Publisher: St. Paul : West Pub. Co., 1978.
Series: American casebook series.
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
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LaFave, Wayne R.
Modern criminal law.
St. Paul : West Pub. Co., 1978
(OCoLC)908771923
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne R LaFave; American Law Institute.
OCLC Number: 3590055
Notes: "American Law Institute Model penal code (official draft, 1962)": pages 707-779.
Includes index.
Description: L, 789 pages ; 27 cm.
Contents: I. Purposes, sources and limits of the criminal law. 1. The purposes of the criminal law --
2. Sources : the role of courts, legislatures and administrators in creating and defining crimes --
3. Constitutional limitations : "crimes against nature" --
II. A general view of the criminal justice system. 1. The agencies of the criminal justice system --
2. The steps in the criminal process --
III. Mental state. 1. General considerations --
2. Intent --
3. Knowledge --
4. Recklessness and negligence --
5. Strict liability --
6. Ignorance or mistake of fact or law --
IV. The act requirement. 1. Voluntary act --
2. The "act" of possession --
3. Omissions --
4. One act or related acts as a basis for multiple charges, prosecutions and sentences --
V. Homicide : using mental state and other factors to classify crimes. 1. Intentional killing : the "heat of passion" test --
2. Intentional killing : the "deliberate"-"premeditated" test --
3. Reckless and negligent killing --
4. Killing by unlawful act --
5. Causation --
6. The death penalty --
VI. Mental disease or defect. 1. Competency to stand trial --
2. Tests for the insanity "defense" --
3. The insanity defense : procedural aspects --
4. Diminished capacity --
5. The XYY chromosome defense --
VII. Alcoholism and addiction; intoxication; immaturity. 1. Chronic alcoholism and drug addiction --
2. Voluntary and involuntary intoxication --
3. Immaturity --
VIII. Justification and excuse. 1. Duress, necessity and choice of evils --
2. Military orders --
3. Defense of self and others --
4. Defense of property --
5. Law enforcement and response thereto --
6. Domestic authority --
7. Consent and condonation --
IX. Attempts. 1. Mental state --
2. Acts --
3. Impossibility --
4. Abandonment --
5. Prosecution and punishment --
6. Attempt-like crimes --
X. Conspiracy and solicitation. 1. Conspiracy : introduction --
2. The agreement --
3. Mental state --
4. The objective --
5. Impossibility --
6. The overt act requirement --
7. Scope : the object dimension --
8. Scope : the party dimension --
9. Duration of the conspiracy --
10. Withdrawal --
11. The plurality requirement --
12. Conspiracy : a final look --
13, Solicitation --
XI. Parties; liability for conduct of another. 1. The common law classification --
2. Acts or omissions --
3. Mental state --
4. The conspiracy-complicity relationship --
5. Foreseeable or related crimes --
6. Must the principal be guilty? --
7. Withdrawal --
8. Exceptions to accomplice liability --
9. Vicarious liability --
10. Liability of organizations, their officers and agents --
11. Post-crime aid --
Appendix : "American Law Institute Model penal code (official draft, 1962).
Series Title: American casebook series.
Responsibility: by Wayne R. LaFave.

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