Title

Criminal Law Stories

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

This collection of case stories illustrates the balance, continuity, and evolution in substantive criminal law doctrine in light of the social and political contexts in which those doctrines are perennially tested. These stories focus on the pre-litigation behavior of defendants, raising important moral and cultural questions about human nature and human society and how social norms get translated into workable legal doctrines. They survey the typical variety of doctrines addressed in a standard criminal law course, elucidating the classic themes of common law jurisprudence.

Notes

In addition to editing the volume, Professor Coker co-authored The Story of Wanrow: The Reasonable Woman and the Law of Self-Defense, pp.213-262, with Lindsay C. Harrison.

ISBN

9781599414393

Publisher Information

Foundation Press

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