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A First-Year Course in Criminal Law: Trials, Appeals, Theories, Third Edition

Daniel B. Yeager

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  • ISBN: 9781543803235

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    The approach of A First-Year Course in Criminal Law: Trials, Appeals, Theories, Third Edition focuses students on preparing to discuss a single case per lecture. The author’s philosophy is “Teach one case a day and do it well.”

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  • Additional Product Details

    Publication Date: 8/9/2018
    Copyright: 2018
    Pages: 500
    ISBNs:
    Paperback: 9781543803235


    Summary of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Notes on Editing
    Introduction

    CHAPTER 1 THE NEGLIGENCE-RECKLESSNESS DISTINCTION
    A. Action v. Nonaction
    B. Action v. Inaction: The Law of Omissions

    CHAPTER 2 THE RECKLESS-INTENTIONAL DISTINCTION

    CHAPTER 3 ANGER AND FEAR AS EXTENUATION
    A. Anger as Partial Defense: Provocation/Heat of Passion
    B. Fear as Complete Justification: Perfect Self-Defense
    C. Fear as Partial Excuse: Imperfect Self-Defense

    CHAPTER 4 INCHOATE CRIMINALITY AS PARTIAL EXCUSE
    A. The Mens Rea of Attempt
    B. Inculpatory Mistakes: Impossible Attempts
    C. Solicitation and Its Relation to Attempt
    D. Conspiracy
    E. Complicity

    CHAPTER 5 FELONY MURDER
    A. The Criteria of Felony Murder
    B. Principal and Accomplice Liability in Felony Murder
    C. Provocative-Act Murder: A Tract on Causation

    CHAPTER 6 TYING IT ALL TOGETHER: THE CASE OF THEFT
    A. Overview
    B. Larceny
    C. Embezzlement
    D. Larceny by Trick
    E. Fraud (False Pretenses)

    Table of Cases
    Table of Statutes
    Table of Secondary Authorities
    Index

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