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Criminal Law, 11th Edition

Clear, concise, and cutting edge, Joel Samaha’s best-selling CRIMINAL LAW, 11th Edition helps you apply criminal law’s enduring foundations and principles to fascinating court cases and specific crimes. With a balanced blend of case excerpts and author commentary, the author guides you as you sharpen your critical thinking and legal analysis skills. As you progress through the book, you’ll learn about the general principles of criminal liability and its defenses, as well as the elements of crimes against persons, property, society, and the state. You’ll also see these principles at work in the cases and crimes that illustrate them.

About the Author

Joel Samaha is Professor of History and Sociology at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, The Supreme Court and the Constitution, and a special joint Sociology/History Department course entitled Is There a Wartime Exception to the Bill of Rights? He received his B.A., J.D., and Ph.D. from Northwestern University and studied under the late Sir Geoffrey Elton at Cambridge University, England. Professor Samaha was admitted to the Illinois Bar, briefly practiced law in Chicago, and then taught at UCLA. In 1971, he joined the University of Minnesota, where he served as Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice Studies for four years, taught television and radio courses in criminal justice, co-taught a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar in legal and constitutional history, and was named Distinguished Teacher in 1974. Professor Samaha’s works have appeared in Historical Journal, American Journal of Legal History, Minnesota Law Review, William Mitchell Law Review, and Journal of Social History.

The shipping was decent. I bought it for an online class this semester, saved 70 bucks buying it used from here than my bookstore. I came with 4 “USED BOOK” stickers all over the front and side and the WHOLE back cover is a giant “USED BOOK” sticker. which kinda suck BUT the inside is beautiful, NO highlighting done at all and the pages are pristine. It almost looks like the previous owner didn’t use it, just carried it everywhere. (Hardcover) The info itself is bland and boring, looks like it will be a hard reader, there are two colors in the text, well 3, black, white, and a green. Barely any pictures for the visual people such as myself. It is a college textbook after all.

Well I got a good enough deal on this book for my class, but as a digital format I feel as if it is less than what the print version would be. Informative, yet without a class to go with it, you might end up a little lost.

Product Details :

  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 11 edition (January 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1285061918
  • ISBN-13: 978-1285061917
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8 x 1 inches

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