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.
Principles of Criminal Law
Call Number: Reserve KF9219 .L384 2010
Understanding Criminal Law
Call Number: Reserve KF9219 .D73 2015
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.
Call Number: Reserve KF9219 .L38 2010
Criminal Law: Examples and Explanations
Call Number: Reserve KF9219.85 .S58 2013
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.
Criminal Law in a Nutshell
Call Number: Reserve KF9219.3 .L63 2009
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