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Criminal Law and Its Processes: Cases and Materials

3.22  ·  Rating details ·  109 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
This edition preserves the outstanding qualities that have earned it distinguished success: - a highly respected authorship -- Kadish, Schulhofer, and new co-author Steiker -- comprised of nationally recognized and renowned scholars - cohesive intellectual framework -- by viewing the law both as a system for apportioning blame in accordance with moral norms and as an instr ...more
Hardcover, 1173 pages
Published May 15th 2007 by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business (first published January 1st 1975)
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Margaret Zhang
May 14, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Margaret by: Professor Stephen Morse, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Although the voluminous notes and cases likely provide an apt view of the schizophrenic Anglo-American criminal law, I would have appreciated some better exposition of unifying themes.
Charles McGonigal
Sep 24, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Terrible textbook. But at least the lead author got to excerpt himself a lot - that must have been nice.
Ke
Jan 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found this book comprehensive and for the most part clear. The authors also selected interesting cases (e.g. bacon side-petty thief Hayes, page 693). Maybe my only quibble is that the authors seemed to be flogging their own research. It is understandable that they would include their work (you write what you know), but I found that the book's coverage of material weighed unusually on the authors' side. Maybe the authors could have included more work by their critics.
Edward
May 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read portions of this book for professor Bonventre's Criminal Law class at Albany Law school.

The book was a pleasure to read and gives a thorough account of the criminal process. The instruction I received focused mostly on the theories behind the criminal process. It was presented in a manner that made criminal law look very grey as opposed to the black and white structure of guilty or not guilty which was a very interesting thing.
sambo
Apr 22, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: aspiring criminals with more spare time on their hands
i learned that as an immigrant from a foreign land, if i ever commit a specific intent crime, i can raise a cultural defense to negate the requisite mens rea.
Mathew
Dec 19, 2007 added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: roland
so many good things
Sara
May 05, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Actually one of the better law books because it's not just case law, but it talks about legal theories and different schools of thought along with the progression of the law.
Meredith
People do the most unusual things. And then, sometimes, they go to prison for doing so.
Elizabeth Pyjov
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: law
I would seriously read portions of this for pleasure - the philosophy of it is so good.
Hannah
May 17, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: law
We didn't use the book much in class.
Kate
Jul 03, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Murder and manslaughter and rape, oh my!
Kristi
Oct 27, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes you have to sift through a lot of information to find the main point, and the book tends to repeat itself a lot, but very informative
Sarah
Aug 26, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting cases, but very dense and thin-paged (bad match for highlighters!).
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