Ethical sensitivities about the relationship between professionals and those they serve is a source of constant debate. This book sets a new standard for work on this perennial topic, collecting a set of practical essays by top applied ethicists on a wide variety of professions and occupations.
This refreshing new alternative for the first-year Criminal Law course is a lively coursebook that blends text, statutes, cases, and problems in a presentation that is user-friendly for both students and instructors. These distinctive characteristics make CRIMINAL LAW: A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH both effective and engaging: shorter length and with a rich and diverse mix of materials that promotes intellectual challenge without sacrificing accessibility the authors treat criminal law as an introduction to both statutes and cases and emphasize statutes as a primary source, with explicit treatment of statutory drafting and interpretation issues goes beyond the traditional focus on the judiciary to also examine the role of the legislature and the executive in defining offenses clear, direct text introduces statutes, cases, and problems the materials support a wide array of teaching techniques to address varied student learning styles within each section, the authors introduce the basics and then the materials grow progressively more challenging includes both modern and classic criminal cases includes material on ethics and highlights criminal law perspectives The casebook is part of a comprehensive teaching package that includes a videotape discussion of one of the homicide cases in the book, PowerPoint slides, and an extensive Teacher's Manual featuring: support for a range of teaching options on each topic, such as problems, simulations, role plays, and the traditional question-and-answer approach video suggestions graphics that can be easily reproduced and customized Recognition of the potential difficulty of teaching topics such as rape and domestic violence and detailed suggestions for teaching approaches to them sample syllabi for three- and four-credit courses
This problem-pedagogy casebook gives due attention to common law cases but also emphasizes the importance of statutes in the modern world. Innovative features, such as graphic exercises and diagrams of crimes, are integrated with more traditional elements. Beginning with an overview of the criminal justice system, the book goes on to devote chapters to the following topics: punishment, making criminal law, conduct, mental states, homicide, causation, defenses, rape, attempted crimes, complicity, consipracy, and theft. Criminal Law also includes an appendix with relevant sections of the Model Penal Code.
Criminal law practice is a minefield of legal ethics issues for both the prosecution and defense. There are a myriad of ethical questions requiring not only an understanding of the relevant ethics rules, but also applicable constitutional and statutory law as well as rules of criminal procedure and evidence. This book aims to put these and other ethical questions on the radar screens of criminal practitioners.