A short & happy guide to criminal law / Joseph E. Kennedy, Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law.Material type: TextSeries: Short & happy law series: Publisher: St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing, Copyright date: ©2016Description: xx, 382 pages ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780314287618; 0314287612Other title: Short and happy guide to criminal lawSubject(s): Criminal law -- United States -- Outlines, syllabi, etc | Criminal law -- United States -- Study guidesGenre/Form: Study guides. LOC classification: KF9219.85 | .K46 2016
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Thinking like a lawyer and learning like a law student -- An overview of criminal law -- The criminal process -- Statutory interpretation and sources of law -- Philosophies of punishment -- The guilty hand -- The guilty mind -- Mistakes and the guilty mind -- Intoxication -- Homicide: an overview -- Common law murder -- Premeditated and deliberate murder -- Felony murder -- Manslaughter -- Causation -- Rape -- Miscellaneous crimes against the person -- Property crimes -- Inchoate crimes: an overview -- Solicitation -- Conspiracy -- Attempt -- Complicity and liability for crimes of others -- Defensive force -- Duress and necessity -- Insanity and related defenses -- Tips for writing law school exam.
"This is the study guide that you really need. Small and quirky is better for first year law students than big and boring. Other study guides include many minor rules, but minor rules rarely play a major role in law school exams. It might be comforting to buy the thickest study guide you can find, but that comfort is an illusion. What you need is a short guide that explains the fundamentals in a memorable way, not a thick one that is really just a security blanket made of paper. One of the scariest experiences for first year law students is reading something closely the night before class or (even worse) the night before the exam and then being unable to remember or understand it the next day. This guide uses memorable, quirky examples - often drawn from TV shows or movies. While your brain isn't wired to remember legal outlines, it naturally remembers funny, strange, or interesting stories. After reading this guide, the fundamentals of criminal law will be glued to your brain by easy to remember examples"--Unedited summary from book cover.