Higher Education

Criminal Law, 12th Edition

  • Thomas J. Gardner
  • Terry M. Anderson Creighton University School of Law
  • ISBN-10: 1285458419  |  ISBN-13: 9781285458410
  • 560 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2009, 2006
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $188.75
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Overview

Highly accessible and student friendly, Gardner and Anderson's CRIMINAL LAW, 12th Edition, combines a traditional presentation and organization with a prescriptive approach to teaching criminal law. The longtime market leader--a favorite of professors and students alike for over three decades--is ideal for instructors who want a more narrative, descriptive approach with fewer lengthy case excerpts. The text exposes students to the language of criminal law without overwhelming them, while delivering comprehensive coverage of all the major components of substantive criminal law. Thoroughly updated, the twelfth edition of this proven classic features compelling coverage of current issues and cases and plentiful learning tools that help students of all backgrounds quickly master even complex legal topics.

Features and Benefits

  • Driving home key concepts and helping students maximize their study efforts, end-of-chapter summaries appear as bullet-point lists that are matched to chapter-opening Learning Objectives.
  • A longtime market leader, Gardner and Anderson's CRIMINAL LAW masterfully balances comprehensive coverage of substantive criminal law topics with a presentation and writing style that make the material engaging and accessible--even for students with little or no legal background.
  • Brief case excerpts provide helpful exposure to the actual language of the courts within the context of key chapter concepts while minimizing the risk of overwhelming students with excessive amounts of dense legal documentation.
  • Vibrant concept boxes, graphs, and photographs enhance visual appeal while complementing the narrative, encouraging student interest, and supporting different learning styles. In addition, end-of-chapter review problems--"Case Analysis and Writing Assignments"--facilitate critical thinking, case analysis, and the development of writing skills.
  • Making extensive use of court opinions--frequently U.S. Supreme Court opinions--and case citations, the text clearly illustrates how courts interpret and apply criminal statutes within their jurisdiction. Citations of important decisions on key points of criminal law are included to guide students who may conduct additional research.
  • A favorite of instructors and students alike, numerous "Case Close Up" excerpts use detailed factual statements and extended discussion of the court's reasoning to examine its analysis of a difficult or emerging criminal law issue--giving students behind-the-scenes insight into the inner workings of the court system.

Table of Contents

Part I: BASIC CONCEPTS OF CRIMINAL LAW.
1. Criminal Law: Purposes, Scope, and Sources.
2. Jurisdiction.
3. Essential Elements of a Crime.
4. Criminal Liability.
5. Criminal Responsibility and the Capacity to Commit a Crime.
6. The Law Governing the Use of Force.
7. Other Criminal Defenses.
8. Criminal Punishment.
9. Free Speech, Street Crimes, and the Bill of Rights.
Part II: CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON.
10. Homicide.
11. Assault, Battery, and Other Crimes Against the Person.
12. Sexual Assault, Rape, Prostitution, and Related Sex Crimes.
Part III: CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY.
13. Theft.
14. Robbery, Burglary, and Related Crimes.
15. White Collar Crime, Cyber Crime, and Commercial Crime.
Part IV: OTHER CRIMINAL CONDUCT.
16. Drug Abuse and Alcohol-Related Crime.
17. Terrorism.
18. Organized Crime and Gangs.
19. Immigration Crimes, Contempt, and Other Crimes Against the Government.
Appendix A: Applicable Sections of the U.S. Constitution.
Appendix B: Glossary of Legal Terms.
Case Index.
General Index.

What's New

  • The twelfth edition offers new and updated topic coverage in key areas such as environmental crime, terrorism, cybercrime, forensics in the courtroom, gun rights, immigration, LGBT rights, intelligence centers, and human trafficking. It also includes current technology-related topics such as sexting, cyberbullying, video surveillance/voyeurism, and identity theft.
  • Each chapter opens with a high-interest vignette--many of which are new to this edition--that invites students into the material by spotlighting its relevancy. Vignettes feature such riveting, current cases as the James Holmes movie theater shooting, the University of California-Davis pepper-spray incident, Somalian anti-piracy efforts, a false claim in California regarding the Congressional Medal of Honor, and other topics.
  • Providing the most up-to-date coverage available, this edition features updated Supreme Court and state cases that are current through 2013.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Text + Careers in Criminal Justice Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1285941071  | ISBN-13: 9781285941073

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  • Criminal Law
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  • Careers in Criminal Justice Printed Access Card
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Bundle: Text + CourseMate Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  128594108X  | ISBN-13:  9781285941080

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Printed Text + CourseMate Instant Access

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  • Criminal Law
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ePack: Printed Text + Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305612175 | ISBN-13:  9781305612174

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  • Criminal Law
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  • Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access
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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1285458672 | ISBN-13: 9781285458670)

The manual includes learning objectives, key terms, a detailed chapter outline, a chapter summary, lesson plans, discussion topics, student activities, "What If" scenarios, media tools, a sample syllabus, and an expanded test bank. The learning objectives are correlated with the discussion topics, student activities and media tools. Each chapter's test bank contains questions in multiple-choice, true-false, completion, essay, and new critical thinking formats, with a full answer key. The test bank is coded to the learning objectives that appear in the main text, and includes the section in the main text where the answers can be found. Finally, each question in the test bank has been carefully reviewed by experienced criminal justice instructors for quality, accuracy, and content coverage. Our Instructor Approved seal, which appears on the front cover, is our assurance that you are working with an assessment and grading resource of the highest caliber. The manual is available for download on the password-protected website and can also be obtained by e-mail upon request.

Online PowerPoint® Slides  (ISBN-10: 1285458869 | ISBN-13: 9781285458861)

Helping you make your lectures more engaging while effectively reaching your visually oriented students, these handy Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides outline the chapters of the main text in a classroom-ready presentation. The PowerPoint slides are updated to reflect the content and organization of the new edition of the text and feature some additional examples and real world cases for application and discussion. Available for download on the password-protected instructor book companion website, the presentations and can also be obtained by e-mail upon request.

Handbook of Selected Supreme Court Cases for Criminal Justice  (ISBN-10: 0495130397 | ISBN-13: 9780495130390)

This supplementary handbook covers almost 40 landmark cases, each of which includes a full case citation, an introduction, a summary from WestLaw, excerpts from the case, and the decision. The updated edition includes Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, Roper v. Simmons, Ring v. Arizona, Atkins v. Virginia, Illinois v. Caballes, and much more.

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CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285754689 | ISBN-13: 9781285754680)

Bringing course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook, Cengage Learning's Criminal Justice CourseMate includes an integrated eBook, quizzes, flashcards, videos, and learning modules (which have been updated with a new look). It also includes Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course. The accompanying instructor website offers access to password-protected resources such as an electronic version of the instructor's manual and PowerPoint® slides.

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LMS Integrated CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285840798 | ISBN-13: 9781285840796)

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Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495595233 | ISBN-13: 9780495595236)

Delivered via email, the Instant Access Code includes a URL and a code that students use to gain full access to the Careers in Criminal Justice Website, which helps them investigate the criminal justice career choices that are right for them. Students can take advantage of interest assessments, career profiles, video interviews, and a career Rolodex with links and tools to assist them in finding a professional position. There's also a career planner with sample résumés, letters, and interview questions, and a wealth of information on "soft skills" such as health and fitness, stress management, and effective communication.

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Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285855299 | ISBN-13: 9781285855295)

Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate test bank content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

Student Supplements

Handbook of Selected Supreme Court Cases for Criminal Justice  (ISBN-10: 0495130397 | ISBN-13: 9780495130390)

This supplementary handbook covers almost 40 landmark cases, each of which includes a full case citation, an introduction, a summary from WestLaw, excerpts from the case, and the decision. The updated edition includes Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, Roper v. Simmons, Ring v. Arizona, Atkins v. Virginia, Illinois v. Caballes, and much more.

List Price = $127.95  | CengageBrain Price = $127.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $96.50

CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285754689 | ISBN-13: 9781285754680)

Bringing course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook, Cengage Learning's Criminal Justice CourseMate offers access to an integrated eBook and such chapter-specific learning tools as flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more. Go to CengageBrain.com.

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LMS Integrated CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285840798 | ISBN-13: 9781285840796)

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Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495595233 | ISBN-13: 9780495595236)

The Careers in Criminal Justice Website offers extensive career profiling information and self-assessment testing is designed to help you investigate and focus on the criminal justice career choices. This resourceful website includes over 70 Career Profiles and more than 25 video interviews with links and tools to assist you in finding a professional position. It also features a career rolodex, interest assessments, and a career planner with sample résumés, letters, interview questions, and more.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Thomas J. Gardner

Thomas J. Gardner is a proven author and widely respected practicing attorney with more than fifty years of experience, including several years as an assistant district attorney in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mr. Gardner received his law degree from Marquette Law School.

Terry M. Anderson

Terry M. Anderson is Professor of Law at Creighton University School of Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1968 and Juris Doctor degree in 1971 from the University of North Dakota, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Case Editor of the North Dakota Law Review. After earning a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School in 1972, he joined the Creighton law faculty. He has been a visiting Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law, and the Denver University School of Law. He teaches Criminal Law, Contracts, and Secured Transactions in Personal Property.