Texas Criminal Law

Cases and Materials

Second Edition

by Dorie Klein

Tags: Criminal Law

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676 pp $133.00

ISBN 978-1-5310-2448-2
eISBN 978-1-5310-2449-9

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Designed for use in a 1L Criminal Law course, this casebook covers the traditional criminal law topics; because Texas is a Model Penal Code jurisdiction, it focuses primarily on Texas cases and statutes. Student self-assessment features include comprehension questions to test understanding of the basic concepts, as well as discussion questions that test students' ability to apply the basic concepts beyond the facts of the presented case. Practice multiple-choice and essay questions at the end of most chapters give students additional opportunities to assess their knowledge.

The new edition includes expanded materials on several topics, such as actus reus, mens rea, and causation. Several historically important cases exploring the line between "mere preparation" and an attempted crime have been added (People v. Rizzo and United States v. Mandujano), as well as cases exploring the mens rea of negligence (Commonwealth v. Welansky and State v. Williams). New notes have been added to each chapter to create expanded discussion of each topic.

Comp Copy If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.