Criminal Law in a Nutshell

Author: Kennedy, Joseph E.
Edition: 7th
Copyright Date: 2024
  • Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
  • ISBN: 9781685610654
  • Subject: Criminal Law
  • Series: Nutshells
  • Type: Overviews
  • Description: This guide helps you gain an overview of and develop perspective on the area of criminal law. It is organized into eight sections for quick reference. Expert discussion explores punishment, specific crimes, and the ingredients of a crime such as mens rea and actus reus. Other topics covered include special defenses, the burden of proof, and inchoate and group criminality. It also reflects on the limitations of criminal law.