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Understanding criminal law

Author: Joshua Dressler
Publisher: New Providence, NJ : LexisNexis, [2015]
Series: Understanding series (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Seventh editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Study guides
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dressler, Joshua, author.
Understanding criminal law
New Providence, NJ : LexisNexis, 2015
(DLC) 2015033736
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Dressler
ISBN: 9781632838643 1632838648
OCLC Number: 919316412
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxxviii, 603, 14, 4, 9 pages ; 25 cm
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 (sexual assault).
Series Title: Understanding series (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Joshua Dressler, Distinguished University Professor, Frank R. Strong Chair in Law, Michael E. Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University.

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