For courses in Criminal Law
Brief. Affordable. Visual.
Criminal Law provides an affordable, thought-provoking look at criminal law that uses clear writing and eye-catching visuals to get your students straight to the important concepts. By focusing on the core concepts, students will gain true understanding of the material, without becoming overwhelmed with unnecessary information. The book's conversation-starting pedagogy encourages active participation in learning, moving students beyond memorization by engaging them in the latest research findings and current events shaping the field.
Updated throughout, the Second Edition covers all of the latest hot-button issues in criminal law and includes interesting, fresh, and controversial cases. All of the existing Court Decision boxes are expanded so that instructors can assign them as case briefs or delve deeper into the cases in the classroom.
Criminal Law, Second Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.
Jennifer L. Moore is associate professor of criminal justice at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. She obtained her BA in government from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and her JD with honors from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to entering academics, Professor Moore practiced at a large law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Her legal practice included corporate litigation, antitrust litigation, and white-collar criminal defense. Professor Moore has also published articles on a wide range of legal topics, with a specific focus on criminal law issues. She is also the coauthor of other textbooks, including Criminal Law (with John L. Worrall, Pearson 2013) and Criminal Law and Procedure (with John L. Worrall, Pearson 2014).
John L. Worrall is professor of criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas. A Seattle native, he received both his MA (criminal justice) and PhD (political science) from Washington State University, where he graduated in 1999. From 1999 to 2006, he was a member of the criminal justice faculty at California State University, San Bernardino. He joined University of Texas at Dallas in the fall of 2006. Dr. Worrall has published articles and book chapters on a variety of topics, ranging from legal issues in policing to crime measurement. He is also the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Introduction to Criminal Justice (with Larry J. Siegel, 15th ed., Cengage, 2016) and Criminal Procedure: From First Contact to Appeal (5th ed., Prentice Hall, 2015). Dr. Worrall is also editor of the journal Police Quarterly.
PART 1: FOUNDATIONS
1. The Foundations of Criminal Law
2. Limitations on the Criminal Law
3. The Elements of Criminal Liability
PART 2: DEFENSES TO CRIMINAL LIABILITY
4. Justification Defenses
5. Excuse Defenses
PART 3: MULTIPLE OFFENDERS AND INCHOATE CRIMES
6. Complicity and Vicarious Liability
7. Inchoate Crimes
PART 4: CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS
9. Assaultive Offenses
PART 5: CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY
10. Property Damage and Invasion
11. Theft and Analogous Offenses
PART 6: OTHER CRIMES
12. Public Order, Morality, and Vice Crimes
13. Terrorism and Offenses Against the State