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Criminal Law: The Basics, Third Edition

  • Frank August Schubert
Series / Aspen Criminal Justice Series
Teaching Materials
Criminal Law: The Basics introduces readers to the history, sources, and concepts of criminal law in a clear and concise style that is ideal for undergraduates. By engaging with realistic hypothetical exercises, students learn how to identify the elements of substantive criminal offenses. Frank A. Schubert continues to emphasize the dual influences of common law and federalism in shaping American criminal law.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Dozens of recent primary cases text, including Miller v. Alabama on the sentencing of juveniles to life imprisonment without parole
  • A review of the major milestones in American criminal law history
  • Expanded coverage of self-defense, including make my day and stand your ground statutory material in Chapter Five
  • Broad discussion of federal criminal law
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About the authors
Frank August Schubert

Frank August Schubert is a graduate of Michigan State University and received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. As of June, 2010, he will have been a member of the Wisconsin Bar for 40 years. He has worked in police administration, as a prosecutor, and for 25 years as a college professor. He has continuously been writing textbooks since 1988. He currently practices law on a part-time basis.

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