Criminal Law begins with
the foundations of law and the legal system and then extensively explores
criminal laws and defenses using general state principles, federal law, the
Constitution, and the Model Penal Code as guidelines. Topics covered includes:
Constitutional Protections, The Legal System in the United States, The
Elements of a Crime, Criminal Defenses, Parties to Crime, Inchoate Offenses,
Criminal Homicide, Sex Offenses and Crimes Involving Force, Fear, and Physical
Restraint, Crimes against the Public, Property and Government.
A classic of both philosophy and jurisprudence, this 1789 work
articulates an important statement of the foundations of utilitarian
philosophy. It also represents a pioneering study of crime and punishment.
Bentham's reasoning remains ever relevant and central to contemporary debates
in moral and political philosophy, economics, and legal theory.
of some of the perpetrators of the murder of Stephen Lawrence at the start
of 2012 has led to a renewed focus on the institutional racism in our
criminal justice system; institutional racism that meant that the Lawrence
family had to wait over 18 years for any form of justice. Media comment has
focused on the headline grabbing disparities in the use of stop and search,
recruitment and retention in the police service, and access to justice for
victims of racist violence. These are crucial issues that are addressed in