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Criminal Law: Cases and Materials, Ninth Edition

John Kaplan, Robert Weisberg, Guyora Binder


  • ISBN: 9781543810783

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    Buy a new version of this textbook and receive access to the Connected eBook with Study Center on CasebookConnect, including: lifetime access to the online ebook with highlight, annotation, and search capabilities; practice questions from your favorite study aids; an outline tool and other helpful resources. Connected eBooks provide what you need most to be successful in your law school classes. Learn more about Connected eBooks.

    Criminal Law: Cases and Materials has long been respected for its distinguished authorship. The late John Kaplan’s extraordinary work continues with the scholarship of Robert Weisberg and Guyora Binder in the Ninth Edition. This casebook’s renowned interdisciplinary approach fuels class discussion as it enriches study. Logically organized, the text addresses the purposes and limits of punishment and considers the meaning and types of crime. Well-edited cases, interesting materials, and clear notes combine with cutting-edge issues and important social questions, such as whom and why we punish. Especially strong are the sections addressing the phenomenon of mass incarceration (including the movement towards prison abolition), the theme of and challenges to racial justice in our criminal law system, and the evolution of our laws on sexual assault.

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  • Additional Product Details
    Publication Date: 2/15/2021
    Copyright Year: 2021
    Pages: 1,218
    Connected eBook with Study Center + Print Book: 9781543810783
    Connected eBook with Study Center: 9781543835601
  • Author Information

    Robert Weisberg

    Robert Weisberg, JD ’79, is Faculty Co-Director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center, and works primarily in the field of criminal justice, writing and teaching in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, white collar crime, and sentencing policy. He also founded and now serves as faculty co-director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center (SCJC), which promotes and coordinates research and public policy programs on criminal law and the criminal justice system, including institutional examination of the police and correctional systems. In 1979, Professor Weisberg received his JD from Stanford Law School, where he served as President of the Stanford Law Review. He then served as a law clerk to Chief Judge J. Skelly Wright of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Justice Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court. After joining the Stanford law faculty, he served as a consulting attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the California Appellate Project on death penalty cases, and he continues to consult on criminal appeals in the state and federal courts. Professor Weisberg is a three-time winner of the law school’s John Bingham Hurlbut Award for Excellence in Teaching.

    Before entering the field of law, Professor Weisberg received a PhD in English at Harvard and was a tenured English professor at Skidmore College. Drawing on that background, he is one of the nation’s leading scholars on the intersection of law and literature and co-author of the highly praised book, Literary Criticisms of Law.

    John Kaplan

    John Kaplan is the late Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law at Stanford University.

    Guyora Binder

    Guyora Binder, University at Buffalo Distinguished Professor of Law, was formerly law clerk to federal Judge Jack B. Weinstein, Dana Fellow of Comparative Jurisprudence at U.C.L.A., Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan Law School, and Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor of Human Rights at Stanford Law School.

    He has written in the areas of jurisprudence, criminal law, constitutional law, and international law. His research primarily concerns the representation of historical change and of personal and group identity in law and legal thought.

    Guyora Binder is the author of Treaty Conflict and Political Contradiction (Praeger, 1988), and coauthor of Criminal Law (Little Brown, 1996) and Literary Criticisms of Law (Princeton University Press, 2000). His work has appeared in such journals as the Yale Law Journal, the University of Chicago Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, the Texas Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, and the Yale Journal of Law and Humanities.

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