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CALI lessons allow you to work through different rules and doctrines in an interactive format in which you answer questions and explain your reasoning.

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Some Good Study Aids for Criminal Law

All the books below are in the Reserve Room.  Older editions available for checkout can be found at the same call number on the 6th floor.

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Principles of Criminal Law - Wayne R. LaFave
Call Number: Reserve KF9219 .L384 2010
ISBN: 031491269X

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Understanding Criminal Law - Joshua Dressler
Call Number: Reserve KF9219 .D73 2015
ISBN: 9781632838643
This is an easy-to-understand look at the principles, sources and limitations of criminal law. The concepts of "actus reus" and "mens rea" are explained. Other topics discussed include causation, self-defense, defense of property, duress, and insanity.

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Criminal Law - Wayne R. LaFave
Call Number: Reserve KF9219 .L38 2010
ISBN: 0314912681

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Criminal Law: Examples and Explanations - Richard G. Singer
Call Number: Reserve KF9219.85 .S58 2013
ISBN: 9781454815532
Publication Date: 2013-01-09
This study guide introduces readers to a broad range of criminal law doctrines, such as actus reus mens rea, and conspiracy, as well as addressing several specific crimes and defenses. Includes a table of cases and subject index.

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Criminal Law in a Nutshell - Arnold H. Loewy
Call Number: Reserve KF9219.3 .L63 2009
ISBN: 0314194967
The author calls this a "succinct exposition of substantive criminal law." It is broken down into seven parts: punishment, specific crimes, ingredients of a crime, special defenses, proof of facts, inchoate and group criminality, and limitations of the criminal law. Includes a table of cases.

Criminal Law and Procedure


Some Sources of Criminal Law

Federal and State Statutes

Model Penal Code as adopted by the American Law Institute




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