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Defining Federal Crimes, Second Edition

Daniel C. Richman, Kate Stith, William J. Stuntz


  • ISBN: 9781543804324

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  • Description

    Defining Federal Crimes, Second Edition (available for free to students in e-book format) frames federal criminal law as a distinctive world created and shaped by the interplay between the three branches of the federal government. It provides an overview of basic doctrine while inviting students to explore the many difficult and unsettled questions that continue to perplex judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and policymakers. Particularly since students’ basic Criminal Law courses draw on penal laws from any number of jurisdictions, this book will be their first exposure to an actual criminal law system, in which each law-shaping institution can react to the moves of the others.

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    Publication Date: 9/1/2018
    Hardcover: 9781543804324
    Free E-book: 9781543805307

    Detailed Table of Contents (PDF Download)
    Preface to the First Edition
    Preface to the Second Edition 

    Summary of Contents

    Preface to the First Edition
    Preface to the Second Edition

    Chapter 1. Institutional Design
    Chapter 2. Jurisdiction: Federal Criminal Law and the
    Commerce Power
    Chapter 3. The Separation of Powers: Interpreting Federal
    Criminal Statutes
    Chapter 4. Mail and Wire Fraud
    Chapter 5. Extortion
    Chapter 6. Official Corruption
    Chapter 7. Criminal Violations of Constitutional Rights
    Chapter 8. The Law of Criminal Organizations
    Chapter 9. Drugs and Punishment
    Chapter 10. Sentencing
    Chapter 11. Corporate Crime
    Chapter 12. Delegating Criminal Lawmaking

    Table of Cases

  • Author Information

    William J. Stuntz

    Late of Harvard University.

    Kate Stith

    Kate Stith, Lafayette S. Foster Professor of Law at Yale Law School, teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, and constitutional law. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, Professor Stith was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where she prosecuted white-collar and organized-crime cases. Her book on the federal sentencing guidelines, Fear of Judging (with J.A. Cabranes), was awarded a Certificate of Merit by the ABA in 1999. A graduate of Dartmouth College, the Kennedy School of Government, and Harvard Law School, she clerked for Judge Carl McGowan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and for Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White.

    Daniel C. Richman

    Law Clerk, Chief Judge Wilfred Feinberg, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 1984-1985; Law Clerk, Justice Thurgood Marshall, Supreme Court of the United States, 1985-1986; Associate, Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, 1986-1987; Chief Appellate Attorney and Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York, 1987-1992.

    Joined Fordham University School of Law in 1992, tenured in 1998, promoted to full professor in 2000 and named the Brendan Moore Professor in Advocacy in 2006; Visiting Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia, 1996-1997; and Visiting Professor, Columbia University School of Law, 2002. Joined Columbia Law faculty July 1, 2007.

    Other professional activities include Consultant, Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, 1997-2000; Independent Expert under the National Basketball Association/ National Basketball Players Association Anti-Drug Program, 2000-present; Peer Reviewer, National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, 2000-present; Chairman, Local Conditional Release Commission for the City of New York, 10/2004- 9/2005 (appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg); and Member, Homeland Security Policy Advisory Committee, Governor-Elect Eliot Spitzer, 2006.

    Richman's scholarly writings include more than 30 law review articles.

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