Criminal Law, 11th Edition

  • Thomas J. Gardner
  • Terry M. Anderson Creighton University School of Law
  • ISBN-10: 0495913375
  • ISBN-13: 9780495913375
  • 560 Pages Hardcover 
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2006, 2003
  • © 2012 | Published
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Highly accessible and student friendly, Gardner and Anderson’s CRIMINAL LAW, 11e combines a traditional presentation and organization with a highly 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. Exposing students to the language of criminal law without overwhelming them, the text delivers comprehensive coverage of all the major components of substantive criminal law. Thoroughly updated, the 11th 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.


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Features/Benefits

  • 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 in every chapter enhance visual appeal while providing a useful complement to the text, encouraging student interest, and providing support for 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.

What's New

  • NEW! The “Jurisdiction” chapter (formerly Chapter 8) is now introduced early--in Chapter 2--and it is dramatically streamlined to better emphasize the key issue of federal vs. state spheres of influence.
  • NEW! Providing the most current coverage available, the Eleventh Edition’s thoroughly updated Supreme Court and state cases are current through 2010.
  • NEW! Driving home key concepts and helping students maximize their study efforts, end-of-chapter summaries have been converted to bullet-point lists that are matched to chapter-opening Learning Objectives.
  • NEW! All chapter-opening vignettes are completely new to this edition! Based on recent headline-making cases, these captivating vignettes immediately draw students into chapter concepts as they bring issues to life with straight-from-the-news examples.
  • NEW! Reflecting the most recent developments from the field, the new edition is packed with updated coverage of such key issues as terrorism/homeland security, white-collar crime, cybercrime, and much more.

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Table of Contents

Part I: BASIC CONCEPTS OF CRIMINAL LAW.
1. Criminal Law Generally.
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. Street Crimes, Public Order, 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, and Related Sex Crimes.
Part III: CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY.
13. Theft.
14. Robbery and Burglary.
15. White-Collar and Cyber Crimes.
Part IV: OTHER CRIMINAL CONDUCT.
16. Prostitution, Related Offenses, and AIDS.
17. Drug Abuse and Alcohol-Related Crimes.
18. Terrorism.
19. Organized Crime and Gangs.
20. Contempt, Crimes by Public Officials, and Crimes Against Government.
Appendix A: Applicable Sections of the U.S. Constitution.
Appendix B: Glossary of Legal Terms.
Case Index.
General Index.

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Cengage Advantage Books: Criminal Law  (ISBN-10: 0495916463 | ISBN-13: 9780495916468)

Highly accessible and student friendly, Gardner and Anderson’s CRIMINAL LAW, 11e combines a traditional presentation and organization with a highly 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. Exposing students to the language of criminal law without overwhelming them, the text delivers comprehensive coverage of all the major components of substantive criminal law. Thoroughly updated, the 11th 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.


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Cengage Advantage Books: Criminal Law  (ISBN-10: 0495916463 | ISBN-13: 9780495916468)

Equipping you with a solid understanding of legal topics, Gardner and Anderson’s CRIMINAL LAW, 11e delivers comprehensive coverage of the major components of substantive criminal law in a remarkably reader-friendly presentation. A student favorite for more than 30 years, the text uses a more narrative, descriptive approach--with fewer lengthy cases--to expose you to the language of the law without bogging you down in legal-ese. It combines current issues and cases with an accessible writing style and study system to help you build a practical understanding of complex legal topics. The text offers compelling coverage of the issues and principles driving American criminal justice today.


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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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Meet the Author

About the Author

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 teaches Contracts, Insurance, and Secured Transactions in Personal Property.