Criminal Law, Eleventh Edition, a classic introduction to criminal law for criminal justice students, combines the best features of a casebook and a textbook. Its success over numerous editions, both at community colleges as well as in four-year college criminal justice programs, is proof this text works as an authoritative source on criminal law as well as a teaching text that communicates with students. The book covers substantive criminal law and explores its principles, sources, distinctions, and limitations. Definitions and elements of crimes are explained, and defenses to crimes are thoroughly analyzed. Each chapter offers guidance to help students understand what is important, including chapter outlines, key terms, learning objectives, Legal News boxes that highlight current criminal law issues, and Quick Checks that cue the reader to stop and answer a question or two concerning the material just covered. Unique Exploring Case Law boxes offer guidance in using the accompanying cases, which are provided on the book’s website. A robust collection of instructor support materials addresses teaching and learning issues
In the highly readable Eleventh edition, Pollock enhances student knowledge and learning with pedagogical tools that will engage students in legal issues and improve their understanding of the criminal law. The book incorporates cases, summaries, and examples that encourage active learning. It is highly relevant and current. The new edition enables students to relate cases to their future professional lives.
- Alida V. Merlo, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
1 Defining Crimes, 2 Principles Of Criminal Liability, 3 Capacity And Defenses, 4 Preparatory Activity Offenses 1, 5 Offenses Against Persons—Excluding Sex Offenses, 6 Offenses Against Persons—Sex-Related, 7 Offenses Against Property—Destruction And Intrusion Offenses, 8 Offenses Involving Theft And Deception, 9 Offenses Involving Morality And Decency, 10 Offenses Against Public Peace, 11 Offenses Against Justice Administration, 12 Business And Corporate Crimes,