Kevin McMunigal’s new book, Criminal Law: Problems, Statutes, and Cases, supports effective, innovative teaching methods such as the use of problems and visual materials, integrated with cases, including recent opinions on bias intimidation, possession of child pornography, threatening speech on social media, and theft of computer code. Key features include:
A problem methodology. The book incorporates problem methodology with extensive use of problems, many based on recent cases.
A statutory approach. A primary goal of the book is teaching skills in interpreting and, to a lesser degree, writing statutes.
Visual materials. Visual materials include: (1) diagraming crimes, (2) graphic exercises, such as having students create a time line to compare and contrast various tests for the conduct element in attempt; (3) video clip recommendations from a wide range of movies and TV shows such as The Wire and Breaking Bad.