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Professor Joshua Dressler is the Edwin M. Cooperman Designated Professor of Law at Ohio State University College of Law. He has taught Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure for over 30 years, receiving "Best Professor" awards for teaching at various law schools. He is an internationally recognized scholar, author of widely adopted casebooks in the fields of criminal law and procedure, and is the author of student-popular treatises in both criminal law and criminal procedure.
Criminal Law by Professor Dressler provides an overview of the sources and nature of criminal law. It examines the theories of punishment, actus reus, mens rea, mistake of fact, and actural and proximate causation. It also addresses various defenses and criminal acts.
Table of Contents
1.Sources of the Criminal Law
2.Criminal vs. Civil Law
3.Theories of Punishment
4.Principle of Legality
5.Burdens of Proof
6.Voluntary Act or Omission
10.Mens Rea Terms
11."Specific Intent" vs. "General Intent"
12.Mistakes of Fact
13.Mistakes of Law
17.Defense of Third Parties
18.Defense of Property
19.Defense of Habitation
27.Introduction to Criminal Homicide
28.Murder: Malice Aforethought
29.Murder: Malice Aforethought (cont.)
30.Murder: Model Penal Code
31.Voluntary Manslaughter: Common Law and Model Penal Code
32.Other Forms of Manslaughter: Common Law
33.Model Penal Code: Manslaughter and Negligent Homicide
39.Criminal Attempts: Mens Rea
40.Criminal Attempts: Actus Reus
41.Criminal Attempts: Defenses