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Criminal Law: Doctrine, Application, and Practice, Third Edition

Authors
  • Jens David Ohlin
Series / Aspen Casebook Series
Teaching Materials
NO
Description

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Jens Ohlin’s Criminal Lawis designed to respond to the changing nature of law teaching by offering a shorter, flexible, and more doctrinal approach, with an emphasis on application. Materials are presented, in a visually lively style, via a consistently structured pedagogy within each chapter: Doctrine (treatise-like explanation), Application (cases), and Practice/Policy (questions providing an opportunity for normative critique of the law and exploration of practical and strategic challenges facing criminal lawyers).  Theory is integrated into the doctrine section rather than conveyed through law review excerpts, so as to help students make the necessary connections to doctrinal issues. Aggressively-edited cases help keep the length to a minimum, and modern cases will engage younger students and professors.
 
New to the Third Edition:

  • New materials on mass incarceration, the “defund the police” movement, and prison abolition
  • Revised chapter on Felony Murder, taking into account recent doctrinal developments, including California’s repeal of the doctrine
  • Revised chapter on Provocation
  • New Problem Case dealing with “Swatting”
  • New chapter on Offenses Against the Administration of Justice, covering obstruction of justice, perjury, bribery, corruption, and contempt of court
 
Professors and students will benefit from:
  • Structure and content which line up with how professors actually teach the course, as opposed to how the course was taught a generation ago
  • Integrated notes throughout the casebook, directing students to view a series of 20 short video clips that bring the doctrinal controversies to life in a fictional courtroom
  • Shorter-than-average casebook length, helping to make it more manageable for professors with reduced course hours
  • Brief chapters, each focusing on a single doctrine
  • Innovative pedagogy emphasizing application of law to facts (while still retaining enough flexibility so as to be useful for a variety of professors with different teaching styles)
  • Theory interwoven into doctrine materials (rather than rigorous law review excerpts)
  • New, fresh, tightly-edited cases
  • Post-case notes and questions to invite closer examination of doctrine/application and to generate class discussion
  • “Problem Case” boxes (featuring high-profile cases and which include discussion questions)
  • Hypotheticals
  • “Afterward” boxes (following some cases)
  • “Advice” boxes
  • “Practice and Policy” sections in each chapter, urging students to consider how the various actors in the process (prosecutors, defense counsel, judges and juries) make particular decisions and the strategic calculations that informed them, and make this casebook more practice-ready than others
  • Open, two-color design with appealing visual elements (including carefully-selected photographs)
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Product Information
Edition
Third Edition
Publication date
2021-09-14
Copyright Year
2021
Pages
1024
Connected eBook with Study Center + Hardcover
9781543835120
Connected eBook with Study Center (Digital Only)
9781543844160
Subject
Criminal Law
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