Up to date and easy to understand, Joel Samaha's best-selling CRIMINAL LAW, 10e applies criminal law's enduring foundations and principles to fascinating court cases and specific crimes. The book offers a balanced blend of case excerpts and author commentary as it illustrates the principles, defenses, and elements of crime at work.
This text/CD-ROM package explains general principles and their application to specific crimes, and presents cases that apply general principles to facts. Chapters follow a traditional arrangement, with the first eight chapters covering general criminal law, and later chapters covering the law in homicide, kidnapping, burglary and arson, property crimes, and quality of life crimes. This seventh edition contains 39 new cases, and "whatever happened to" boxes on victims and criminals in famous cases. The CD-ROM contains links to complete, unedited versions of cases discussed in the book, links to the US and state constitutions, criminal codes, and US Supreme Court opinions, and Internet research questions. The author teaches criminal law at the University of Minnesota. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)