Contemporary Criminal Law (5th ed.)

Concepts, Cases, and Controversies

Matthew Lippman,

Contemporary Criminal Law: Concepts, Cases, and Controversies
 
 

 "I highly recommend this textbook to any instructor of an introductory criminal law course. It provides a concise overview of the law and introduces students to the complexities of the law in practice by providing case scenarios. This is an excellent textbook with beneficial supplementary online resources."
                                                                                                                      —Erin C. Heil, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

A book that students find interesting and instructors consider educationally valuable, the FifthEdition of Contemporary Criminal Law combines traditional concepts with thought-provoking cases and engaging learning tools. The text covers both foundational and emerging legal topics such as terrorism, gangs, cybercrime, and hate crimes, illustrated by real-life examples that students connect with. Clear explanations of criminal law and defenses are complemented by provocative, well-edited cases followed by discussion questions to stimulate critical thinking and in-class discussion. The book provides a contemporary perspective on criminal law that encourages students to actively read and analyze the text. The FifthEdition is enhanced throughout by new cases that offer the most up-to-date coverage of evolving legal opinions and developments in criminal law.

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