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A respected set, Substantive Criminal Law analyzes the law in terms of caselaw and statutory law via the Model Penal Code. The text focuses on the ways specific crimes and general principles of criminal law are defined by state statutes and interpreted by the courts.
Extensive discussion of the Model Penal Code provides accurate assessment of the statutory particulars of each state, as well as their probable ramifications. This title also explores:
• Sources and general limitations
• Basic premises
• Responsibility, justification, and excuse
• Anticipatory offenses
• Crimes against the person
• Crimes relating to property