Higher Education

Criminal Law, 11th Edition

  • Joel Samaha University of Minnesota
  • ISBN-10: 1285061918  |  ISBN-13: 9781285061917
  • 576 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2005
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $191.25
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About

Overview

Providing the undergraduate criminal law course with a nationally acclaimed blend of analysis and illustrative cases, Joel Samaha's CRIMINAL LAW has been the textbook of choice among instructors for 30 years. Praised for his clear, concise, and engaging writing style, Samaha presents criminal law using a combined text/casebook approach. The text is known for its methodical, careful explanations of traditional law categories as well as its inclusion of both classic and contemporary cases. Packed with the latest topics and cases--and accompanied by a powerful collection of teaching and learning resources--the Eleventh Edition is even more effective in helping students understand and think analytically about the underlying principles and policies that specific cases illustrate. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features and Benefits

  • Helping students focus on key topics, chapter-opening learning objectives are called out in text margins and re-visited in the end-of-chapter summary. Objectives are also integrated into the Test Bank and other supplements that accompany the text.
  • Unique "Ethical Dilemma" boxes in each chapter put students in the role of decision maker, challenging them to apply the legal concepts presented in the chapter to real-world situations.
  • The entire Bill of Rights is included in the appendix, providing a handy reference for students.
  • Samaha's popular text/casebook approach gives you ultimate flexibility in organizing your course. It enables you to pick and choose the extent of case coverage you want while still enjoying the advantage of this bestseller's superb and comprehensive coverage of case law.
  • Clear and accessible for the student, Samaha's CRIMINAL LAW also is impeccably accurate, case-driven, and comprehensive for your teaching needs--understandably making it the text of choice at colleges across the country.
  • Providing a durable, practical framework that students can apply to specific cases in the textbook, Professor Samaha focuses on the principles that affect the whole of criminal law, showing students the continuing relevance of these principles to new developments and jurisdictional differences.
  • Maximizing students' learning potential--and course success--Professor Samaha equips readers with learning tools that make this book appropriate for a wide diversity of students, including today's visual and online-oriented learners. The text's absorbing case "teasers" draw students into each chapter, and visual "Elements of Crime" boxes bring text issues to life. Case-clarifying discussion questions offer further insight, while Internet references connect students to additional resources.

Table of Contents

1. Criminal Law and Punishment: An Overview.
2. Constitutional Limits on Criminal Law.
3. The General Principles of Criminal Liability: Actus Rea.
4. The General Principles of Criminal Liability: Mens Rea, Concurrence, and Causation.
5. Defenses to Criminal Liability: Justifications.
6. Defenses to Criminal Liability: Excuses.
7. Parties to Crime and Vicarious Liability.
8. Inchoate Crimes: Attempt, Conspiracy, and Solicitation.
9. Crimes Against Persons I: Criminal Homicide.
10. Crimes Against Persons II: Criminal Sexual Conduct, Bodily Injury, and Personal Restraint.
11. Crimes Against Property.
12. Crimes Against Public Order and Morals.
13. Crimes Against the State.
Appendices (Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights).
Glossary.
Bibliography.

What's New

  • Extensively updated case coverage includes discussion of, to name a few, GeorgiaCarry.Org, Inc. v. Georgia (2011), testing the constitutionality of a Georgia ban on carrying guns in churches; Lawrence v. Texas (2003), concerning the constitutionality of a Texas statute forbidding certain sexual acts between two persons of the same sex; and State v. Ninham (2011), concerning the sentence of life in prison without parole for a 14-year-old convicted of murder.
  • Numerous new chapter-opening vignettes draw students into the material by spotlighting today's highest-profile topics--sexsomnia, shaming, the Castle Doctrine, physician assisted suicide, and many others.
  • An all-new running glossary provides an invaluable review and study tool for students.
  • Real-world forms and documents included in most chapters enhance the text's relevancy for today's career-minded students.
  • Expanded coverage on such hot topics as syndrome defenses, feticide, insanity defenses, terrorism/homeland security, immigration law, lesser crimes such as drugs and sex offenses, and social media and the law provides students with real-world insight.
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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Online Lesson Plans  (ISBN-10: 1285067754 | ISBN-13: 9781285067759)

Delivering accessible, masterful suggestions to every lesson, the instructor-created Lesson Plans include a sample syllabus, learning objectives, detailed lecture notes, discussion topics, in-class activities, detailed lecture outline, assignments, media tools and "What if…" scenarios. Current events and real-life examples in the form of articles, websites, and video links are incorporated into the class discussion topics, activities, and assignments. The lecture outlines are correlated with PowerPoint® slides for ease of classroom use. Lesson Plans are available on the instructor website, or by email upon request.

Instructor's Resource Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1285062183 | ISBN-13: 9781285062181)

Helping you more easily create tests, streamline your course preparation, and get the most from the text, this improved and completely updated manual is an essential resource. The Instructor's Resource Manual includes detailed Chapter Learning Objectives, Chapter Outlines, Chapter Summaries, Key Terms, Suggested Readings, and Media Suggestions. Saving time and helping you create the precise test you want, the comprehensive Test Bank offers more than 60 questions per chapter in multiple-choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, and essay formats, as well as a complete answer key. Coded to the learning objectives that appear in the text, the Test Bank also includes the page numbers in the main text where the answers can be found. In addition, experienced criminal justice instructors have carefully reviewed each question in the test bank to ensure quality, accuracy, and content coverage. The 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.

ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 1285062191 | ISBN-13: 9781285062198)

Providing all Test Bank questions electronically, this powerful resource helps you create and customize tests in minutes! You can easily edit and import your own questions and graphics as well as edit existing questions. ExamView® also offers flexible delivery and the ability to test and grade online.

Online PowerPoint® Slides  (ISBN-10: 1285067762 | ISBN-13: 9781285067766)

Outlining the chapters of the main text in a classroom-ready presentation, these handy Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides will help you make your lectures more engaging, and reach your visually oriented students. The presentations are available for download on the password-protected website and or by request.

Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 1285062205 | ISBN-13: 9781285062204)

An extensive student guide has been developed for this edition. Because students learn in different ways, the guide includes a variety of pedagogical aids to maximize their results. The guide outlines and summarizes each chapter, defines major terms and figures, and provides self-tests.

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WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285062213 | ISBN-13: 9781285062211)

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CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285067819 | ISBN-13: 9781285067810)

Cengage Learning's Criminal Justice CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. CourseMate includes an integrated eBook, quizzes, flashcards, videos, and more, and EngagementTracker, 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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Interactive eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285067789 | ISBN-13: 9781285067780)

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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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Student Supplements

Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 1285062205 | ISBN-13: 9781285062204)

Maximize your study time with this extensive study guide! Because students learn in different ways, the study guide presents a variety of pedagogical tools to help you do your best, including outlines and summaries of each chapter, definitions of major terms and figures, and self-tests.

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WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285062213 | ISBN-13: 9781285062211)

More than just an interactive study guide, WebTutor™ is an anytime, anywhere online learning solution, keeping you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

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WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285067703 | ISBN-13: 9781285067704)

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LMS Integrated CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285739353 | ISBN-13: 9781285739359)

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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

Joel Samaha

Joel Samaha is University Distinguished Teaching Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. He received his B.A. (History), J.D., and Ph.D. (History) from Northwestern University and studied under Sir Geoffrey Elton at Cambridge University, England. Professor Samaha was admitted to the Illinois Bar, briefly practiced law in Chicago, and then taught at UCLA. In 1971, he joined the University of Minnesota, where he served as Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice Studies for four years, taught television and radio courses in criminal justice, co-taught a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar in legal and constitutional history, was named College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Teacher in 1974, and named University Distinguished Teaching Professor in 2007. Professor Samaha's works have appeared in Historical Journal, American Journal of Legal History, Minnesota Law Review, William Mitchell Law Review, and Journal of Social History.