New to the Third Edition:
Dozens of recent primary cases text, including Miller v. Alabama on the sentencing of juveniles to life imprisonment without parole A review of the major milestones in American criminal law historyExpanded coverage of self-defense, including make my day and stand your ground statutory material in Chapter FiveBroad discussion of federal criminal law
The Seventh Edition features updated material and cases throughout the text.
o The late John Kaplan, a storied teacher and scholar
o Weisberg and Binder, noted scholars in criminal law
o fuels class discussion
o enriches study
Well-edited cases, interesting materials, and clear notes
o six categories
o address the purposes and limits of punishment
o cover the meaning and types of crime
Cutting-edge issues of the law and important social questions , such as who and why we punish
Strong coverage of the death penalty, rape, and other forms of sexual assault
The revised Seventh Edition presents:
Updated materials and cases throughout
Surprisingly concise, visually compelling, the Inside Series is extremely useful throughout the semester to help you identify the essential components of the law and how they fit together.Comprehensive coverage of the essential topics emphasizes what you need to know and why. Clear, straightforward, informal writing explains every topic for you without over-simplifying the concepts. Overviews and Tables of Contents in each chapter act as a roadmap to guide you through topics, showing you why each matters and how it fits into the larger framework of the law. FAQs clarify points of law and help you avoid common mistakes and misconceptions. Sidebars enrich the text with fascinating detail from legal history, policy, famous cases and more. Bolded key terms, Connections and summaries reinforce your understanding and give you ample opportunity for self-review. The overall graphical design of the series supports your visual learning.