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Contemporary Criminal Law: Concepts, Cases, and Controversies, Paperback, 5 Edition by Lippman, Matthew


Paperback: 5 Edition

Publication Date: 2018-06-13
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
Paperback : 600 pages
Edition: 5 Edition
Author: Lippman, Matthew
ISBN-10: 1544308132
ISBN-13: 9781544308135

Product Description A book that students find interesting and instructors consider educationally valuable, this Fifth Edition of Contemporary Criminal Law combines traditional concepts with thought-provoking cases and engaging learning tools. Taking a casebook approach, 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 Fifth Edition is enhanced throughout by new cases that offer the most up-to-date coverage of evolving legal opinions and developments in criminal law. New to This Edition New cases illuminate important concepts, including decisions on criminal acts, criminal intent, parties, corporate crime, kidnapping, identity theft, computer crime, prostitution, terrorism, and more. One or more new You Decide sections in most chapters clarify concepts to illustrate the complexity of legal analysis and enhance the interactive character of the text. Additional hypothetical problems are available on the companion site. New Crime in the News features look at recent events such as the criminal trial of Dylann Roof, the dark web, and the leaking of confidential government documents to help students apply important concepts to real-world scenarios.  New and expanded discussions of critical topics cover the Second Amendment and gun control, the Trump administration′s stance on marijuana, sentencing guidelines, and criminal defenses. Review "A comprehensive overview of criminal law that provides case studies in every chapter." -- Dr. Mercedes Valadez "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 "Thorough―the perfect intro to criminal law book and an easy, interesting, and enjoyable read for students." -- Dory Mizrachi "I would describe the textbook as engaging and comprehensive. The material is easy to follow, and the supplemental materials make this book very adaptable to different teaching styles." -- Bethany K. Teeter About the Author Matthew Lippman is Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and has taught criminal law and criminal procedure in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice for more than thirty years. He has also taught courses on civil liberties, law and society, and terrorism and teaches international criminal law at John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He earned a doctorate in political science from Northwestern University and a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. He has been voted by the graduating seniors at UIC to receive the Silver Circle Award for outstanding teaching on six separate occasions and has also received the UIC Flame Award from the University of Illinois Alumni Association, as well as the Excellence in Teaching Award, Teaching Recognition (Portfolio) Award,  Honors College Fellow of the Year Award and HOPE Award. The university chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the criminal justice honors society, named him “criminal justice professor of the year” on three occasions. In 2008, he was recognized as College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Master Teacher. He was honored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, which named him Commencement Marshal at the May 2012 graduation. . Professor Lippman is author of one hundred articles, two coauthored books and one single authored books. These publications focus o

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