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Would You Convict?: Seventeen Cases That Challenged the Law

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A police trooper inspects a car during a routine traffic stop and finds a vast cache of weapons, complete with automatic rifles, thousands of rounds of ammunition, and black ski masks-a veritable bank robber's kit. Should the men in the car be charged? If so, with what?

A son neglects to care for his elderly mother, whose emaciated form is discovered shortly before she dies
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Paperback, 329 pages
Published November 1st 2001 by New York University Press (first published September 1st 1999)
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Samantha Scott
Jun 06, 2007 Samantha Scott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I actually reread sections of this book quite often. I originally read this book for a Philosophy of Law class. It's one of the most recommended books I tell people about. This is one that gives you real life scenarios, from simple cases (A guy who's been in and out of prison is broke because he can't get a job. Writes one bad check for $100. How would you sentence him? You'd be shocked at how he was sentenced...) to absolutely horrible cases (A man let's his elderly mother literally rot away in ...more
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A fascinating view of the gray areas of criminal law, covering not just American cases but also international ones. I would highly recommend this for any law student or any person, like me, who's just interested in the law. It would be fuel for many a dinnertime debate.
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Paul Robinson is one of the world’s leading criminal law scholars. A former federal prosecutor and counsel for the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Criminal Laws and Procedures, he was the lone dissenter when the U.S. Sentencing Commission promulgated the current federal sentencing guidelines. Among his books are the standard lawyer’s reference on criminal law defenses, two Oxford monographs on ...more
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