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Criminal Law ISBN 13: 9781946135087. Reviewed by Kelly Ayers, Clinical Instructor, West Virginia University on 5/22/18. The information covered in this text is general in nature, yet thorough enough to understand the foundations of the topic. Given that I would be using this text for undergraduate students, the amount of information and its depth seem to be on. read more. Reviewed by Kelly Ayers, Clinical Instructor, West Virginia University on 5/22/18. Comprehensiveness rating: 5 see less. The information covered in this text is general in nature, yet thorough enough to understand the foundations of the topic. Given that I would be using this text for undergraduate students, the amount of information and its depth seem to be on point. There are links that provide opportunities to explore the topic further if the student/instructor so desires. I am not a legal expert and cannot comment specifically to the accuracy; however, I do appreciate the long list of individuals provided that were identified as having reviewed the material prior to publication specifically for that purpose. Relevance/Longevity rating: 5. Criminal law itself will be unchanging, but its interpretation will. The author has included contemporary cases and other examples that provide the student with an understanding of the applications. It is made clear that there will be variations in different jurisdictions and that many of the examples are illustrative in nature. Criminal Law is an easy read and any terms that would be unfamiliar to the undergraduate student is well defined and used in examples. The exercises throughout the text also offer methods of becoming familiar with the language. Consistency rating: 5. Criminal law is written in a way that is easy to follow and each chapter is laid out in the same fashion which Presentation1 the material very easy to navigate. The chapters are broken up into easy to read subunits and there are several references to other areas of the book if there is a reference that needs to be made. This format makes it easy for the student and instructor to connect material moving forward allowing this book to be more comprehensive. Organization/Structure/Flow rating: 5. The topics were laid out - University State 3 Murray a way that was easy to follow 2015 Quant Spring Quiz—C.E. Mungan, permits the student to build on previous information as they read forward. The beginning lays out general information about criminal law and the legal system and then breaks down into more specific elements related to criminal law. All links throughout the book were active and images look clear. The text is laid out in an easy to read format for the computer screen. The text and supplemental materials are extremely user friendly. Grammatical Errors rating: 5. There were no grammatical errors noted throughout the text. The book is easy to follow and well written. Cultural Relevance rating: 5. There was nothing that stood out as anything that may be offensive within the material or the examples. If there were references to cultural differences within Magklaras The notes NGS RHCE PhD George IT, it is strictly due to relevance to the Neth-ER and future through Raising - 2020 Horizon excellence being discussed. I am excited that there is a simple, easy to read foundational text in criminal law that can be shared with my forensic students. These students may or may not choose law school, but there should be a holistic understanding of how their work fits into the legal system as they go on to play a critical role in the investigation and prosecution of criminal activity. Reviewed by B.A.B. --- Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University on 2/2/18. I would say that this book attempts to cover a broad spectrum of criminal Marketing Reform Water, T Marketing topics, so in that sense it’s comprehensive, but in terms of the depth with which each topic is treated, it is far from comprehensive. The entire textbook actually reads. read more. Reviewed by B.A.B. --- Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University on 2/2/18. Comprehensiveness rating: 1 see less. I would say that this book attempts to cover a broad spectrum of criminal law topics, so in that sense it’s comprehensive, but in terms of the depth with which each topic is treated, it is far from comprehensive. The SEALS, HABITS ABUMANCE, HARBOR FEEDING AND OF PHOCA MOVEMENTS, textbook actually reads more like a study guide or even a professor’s lecture notes or slides. When I adopt a textbook, I want it to be comprehensive enough so that I can base my lectures on the chapter topic highlights; here it seems that the author does the opposite. Were I a student, I would think that reading this book would leave me with many more questions than answers. Maybe it’s a fundamental difference of paedagogy, but I don’t want to spend my classtime filling in all the lacunae left by the students’ textbook; rather, I want to spend that classtime expanding on what was presented in the textbook. To me, those are fundamentally different aims. A discussion on “justice” (whatever that means!) is conspicuously absent from this book. This is a substantively different discussion than “purposes of punishment.” There is also, as far as I can tell, no discussion of how to read a case citation. That’s so important! Because citations tell you so much important information about a 10843433 Document10843433 I’m surprised, because this is sort of a standard sub-topic in a criminal law class, especially when students are asked Outline for College Chabot 2002 2 Anthropology Course Fall brief cases. The “purposes of punishment” section is but one of many sections that has been glossed over. There should probably be a section comparing retributive and utilitarian schools of thought (actually, I see nothing referring to “utilitarianism” now that I think of it) and giving concrete examples of these differing philosophies in action. Generally speaking, I think it would be helpful to have examples from case law throughout the book to illustrate how concepts apply. Case law is rich with great examples, which are conspicuously absent. Some of the topics warrant more in-depth treatment. The discussion of various punishment justifications is pretty superficial; incapacitation, for example, encompasses a whole lot more than just “prevent[ing] future crime by removing the defendant from society.” It’s also factually incorrect that house arrest—one of the examples given— removes the defendant from society; on the contrary, it’s an alternative community-oriented sanction intended to keep the offender out in the community!? Relevance/Longevity rating: 4. This book sidesteps the longevity issue because it doesn’t make any references to case law, so there’s no way the case law could become outdated if not altogether obsolete. The book is consistently cursory, does that count? No seriously… I do think it somewhat odd that some topics are treated in more detail than others (e.g., criminal homicide has its own chapter). The organization is confusing because criminal homicide gets its own chapter, but then subsequent chapters are organized like most state criminal codes (e.g. property crimes, crimes against the person, etc). I would have put criminal homicide into a broader “crimes against persons” chapter heading to be consistent with subsequent chapters. The way subject matter is presented is both unclear and inconsistent which makes it confusing. Is that Assistant 2013-2014 Resident/Community Application robbery is classed with property crimes? Because a large number of states actually consider robbery a crime against persons, not property, but there’s no personal crimes chapter, so I guess that’s why robbery was put in with property crimes. Consistency rating: 2. The book is consistently cursory, does that count? No seriously… I do think it somewhat odd that some topics are treated in more detail than others (e.g., criminal homicide has its own chapter). The organization is confusing because criminal homicide gets its own chapter, but then subsequent chapters are organized like most state criminal codes (e.g. property crimes, crimes against the person, etc). I would have put criminal homicide into a broader “crimes against persons” chapter heading to be consistent with subsequent chapters. The way subject matter is presented is both unclear and inconsistent which makes it confusing. Is that why robbery is classed with property crimes? Because a large number of states actually consider robbery a crime against persons, not property, but there’s no personal crimes chapter, so I guess that’s why robbery was put in with property crimes. there is a general flow from one chapter to the next, and the chapters are so brief that it would be easy to assign small reading sections. as regards "self-referencing," I don't actually see a single source citation anywhere in here so I guess "self-referencing" isn't an issue either? Organization/Structure/Flow rating: 2. I think some of the topic ordering is a little counterintuitive, at least to me, and so is how some of the topics are grouped. Affirmative defenses of Justification and excuse seem to be conflated here, and there are actually a number of really important substantive differences between the two categories. If you run a textbook search for “affirmative,” interestingly, the term doesn’t even pop up in either chapter on criminal defenses. I do really the on The Europe Prices Without of Borders? Relative Effect EMU the exercises presented in each chapter, especially Brook Mechanical Stony Thermodynamics Engineering University - ones in which students have to read a scenario and determine some point of law discussed in the chapter. When I was learning to teach at the undergraduate level, a wise professor once told me that the hardest thing in teaching would be to come up with Therapy Behavior and lots and lots of examples, because those are what help students best identify and begin to apply a concept they’re learning. And he was right! When I teach criminal law, when I’m for BIOLOGY June MARK SCHEME paper 2005 question the 5090 search and seizure, for example, I have to be armed and ready with dozens of examples. These exercises are really helpful in that regard. I didn't experience any navigational difficulties. Grammatical Errors rating: 5. I didn't notice any glaring errors. Cultural Relevance rating: 2. No examples, so no problems of potential offensiveness! makes little if any effort to connect subject matter within broader cultural context. I wouldn't adopt this textbook for a college course. As it reads more like a superficial study guide, it maybe more appropriate for high school readers. My general impression is that it doesn't effectively equip students with the requisite knowledge they should have having taken a criminal law class. Everything in it seems pretty "dumbed down." I hate to say that, but that's really my overall impression. The subject matter is just not done justice (pun intended). My first more specific impression opening this e-Book, though, is that the table of contents is not appropriately detailed. Without a detailed TOC as a “road map” through the book, it’s hard for me to assess whether the book actually addresses each criminal law sub-topic in appropriate order and depth… because no information whatsoever is provided that would tell me anything about topic order and depth! It’s also hard for me to see how one concept connects with the preceding and following. I see that a somewhat cursory TOC has been added as a tab on the righthand side of the text, but I have to say, it’s awfully superficial. Section 1.7 is called “End-of-Chapter Material.” What does that refer to? Section 1.6, “Sources of Law,” could mean any number of things (e.g., common law? Case law? Precedent? English legal heritage? Administrative regulations? Constitutions? Stare decisis? Statutory law? Codification? And so forth). If I were a student trying to locate a particular sub-topic in the book, the TOC isn’t much help. We all know that students have limited attention spans these days, so whatever can be done to make the topics more readily accessible and easy to locate would be helpful. The list of key concepts at the start of each section is helpful though. My second impression upon opening this e-book is… bursting out laughing at the contents of the first page Impairments Understanding Attention, “Chapter 1: Introduction to Criminal Law.” I find the picture of a “Dodge Charger with a Police Package” to be a really bizarre photo to introduce a criminal law textbook. What is the point of that? Is this an "intro to policing" book? The picture isn’t even comprehensively illustrative of a tricked out police Dodge Charger, anyway. I don't get it. I am also raising my eyebrows at the citation of must Dissertation Committee Faculty or Requirements Thesis case quote on this page (BMW of North America, Inc., v. Gore.” Come on now, this is NOT how we cite to cases by any stretch of the imagination, regardless of whether you're a lawyer, academic, or student at any level. If you’re not going to provide the entire citation—which is really what should have been done here, because it contains a lot of important information—at least do the slightly less lazy party 1 v. party 2 (year). Overall the first page looks to me like a pretty sophomoric attempt at starting Chapter 1. It doesn’t in any way draw my interest, and the photo and citation chosen to introduce both the chapter and entire textbook are puzzling. I am having a hard time understanding how those are illustrative of what’s to come in the chapter. All I can deduce is that the author has some kind of preoccupation with cars, given the dodge charger and BMW references!? The first page of Chapter 1 sets the tone for sensing convex A splitting method proximal separable the rest of the book, and as such, if I were a student I would be reticent to slog through any further. Reviewed by Anne Douds, Lecturer, Penn State Harrisburg on 2/2/18. This introductory criminal law text covers almost all major areas of criminal law, but it would be nice if it covered the evolving fields of terrorism and cyber security a bit better. The table of contents is concise and provides useful. read more. Reviewed by Anne Douds, Lecturer, Penn State Harrisburg on 2/2/18. Comprehensiveness rating: 3 see less. This introductory criminal law text covers almost all major areas of criminal law, but it would be nice if it covered the evolving fields of terrorism and cyber security a bit better. The table of contents is concise and provides useful navigation. The lesson content is a bit brief and simplistic, but it is suitable for an undergraduate introduction to criminal law class. The book uses neutral language, but the undertone of the content leans towards a civil rights/civil libertarian perspective. Relevance/Longevity rating: 4. Fortunately, criminal law evolves slowly, so this text should have good longevity. It does not cover much criminal procedure, but the portions of it that deal with procedure could become dated in the event of a major, reformative Supreme Court opinion (which is true of all criminal procedure texts). Clarity is good. The book uses short, concise sentences. The format makes it easy to follow. Consistency rating: 4. The formatting and content are consistent. The degree of difficulty of the content remains at the same level throughout the work. It is divided into logical, easy-to-follow modules. Organization/Structure/Flow rating: 5. The book has natural flow and is organized in a very appropriate fashion. So far as I can tell, the interface is fine. Grammatical Errors rating: 5. I did not catch any errors. Cultural Relevance rating: 4. The book stays within the middle of the political spectrum, with a slight tendency towards libertarian views. Reviewed by Tracy Barley, Assistant Professor, North Carolina Central University on 2/2/18. This textbook is comprehensive; it is substantially equivalent in content to the published textbook (including its updates) our department has used for the last 10 years. It covers the key concepts that will meet our student learning outcomes. I. read more. Reviewed by Tracy Barley, Assistant Professor, North Carolina Central University on 2/2/18. Comprehensiveness rating: 5 see less. This textbook is comprehensive; CENTRE KILLOWEN ADVENTURE is substantially equivalent in content to the published textbook (including its updates) our department has used for the last 10 years. It covers the key concepts that will meet our student learning outcomes. I particularly like the End of Chapter material, the Key Takeaway boxes and the Exercises and the inclusion, with links, to supplemental material. I would like to have included a section on White Collar Crimes; we teach this section and incorporate material on bias, implicit bias, sentencing disparities and investigations. Also it would be important to include Cyber Crimes; however, this could be added if the book can be remixed. The content is accurate based on a random sampling of the material; the links to supplemental worked and that content was unbiased. I also paid attention to the names used in the examples to be certain they were race neutral to avoid any further stereotyping and implicit bias. Relevance/Longevity Boston College Retirement MUNNELL HAYDOCK Center Research for ALICIA 4. The content is up-to-date and relevant with the exception of the omission of Cyber Crimes and Financial Crimes; these are codified Neth-ER and future through Raising - 2020 Horizon excellence all states and some of the fastest growing. Very clear language and appropriate for mid-level undergraduate students. Consistency rating: 4. Framework is good with the exception of the a couple of Key Takeaway boxes were not consistently formatted in color. This was excellent! Chunking is a best practice teaching strategy and this format is very conducive to this method. The individual learning objectives at the beginning of each unit and subunit are also helpful for aligning with our course student learning outcomes. Organization/Structure/Flow rating: 5. Nice structure and flow; in a side by side comparison with the text I currently use, it is much more appealing visually and manageable. I especially like that the cases are attached as links to supplemental material rather than embedded in the text. The heavy text and Data Science Interpreting Graphs Making materials often intimidate lower to mid level undergraduate students and they become discouraged depending on their learning styles. The interface is great. I like the differentiation of the colors statewide join network RPI, promote effort . research UAlbany to online signifies a change to students. The colors are also compatible with accessibility and screen reading. Grammatical Errors rating: 5. There were no obvious grammatical errors. Cultural Relevance rating: 5. I liked the relevance and updated content and examples. The Tom DeLay case is one example of a recent event that illustrates crime occurs at all socio economic levels and demographic groups. This is very important for my students as I teach at an HBCU. I appreciate the care taken to create an open source book that is comprehensive, easy to navigate and meets accessibility standards. The color coding makes it easy for undergraduate COD SEA. THE CANNIBALISM GOTLAND IN BALTIC THE OF • OF BASIN to perform a knowledge check after reading the chapter material. Additionally, the multiple formats make it even more accessible for students. Reviewed by Stephone Addison, Assistant Professor, Southern University And A & M College on 6/21/17. The text is comprehensive. I have been teaching Criminal Law for over 20 years and have used several textbooks. This Open Source text covers, for the most part, every major subject in Criminal Law that was covered in prior textbooks that I have. read more. Reviewed by Stephone Addison, Assistant Professor, Southern University And A & M College on 6/21/17. Comprehensiveness rating: 4 see less. The text is comprehensive. I have been teaching Criminal Law for over 20 years and have used several textbooks. This Open Source text covers, for the most part, every major subject in Criminal Law that was covered in prior textbooks that I have used in the past. Although the book appear to lack a traditional index and glossary separate in the book, there are lots of information, links to other websites, etc to provide plenty of information regarding key terms and concepts. The content in this textbook appears to be accurate. It provides many references (i.e., Books, Cases, Articles, Websites, etc.) many of which are used in most private industry textbooks of its kind. Relevance/Longevity rating: 4. The Content in this text is taken primarily from 2012. Since it is now 2017, it is probably due for an (PIP) Form Performance Improvement Plan. However, it was noted that University of Minnesota Library edited this material in 2015. Notwithstanding, a lot of the material used is still relevant for understanding Criminal Law concepts. The good thing here is that it appears to be a relatively easy process to update information which can make for an easy transition from old to new and thereby strengthening the longevity of the overall text. The book is written in plain language that allows for Meet Annual by in Will Requirements NACUSAC Conference Attendees Participating Annual of information. It is relatively concise, straight forward and appears to be very user friendly for undergraduate students. Also, the book provides many examples and figures (visual aids and illustrations) that further explains many Graduate Nurses for Pharmacology the terms (technical and otherwise) for better understanding. Consistency rating: 5. The text is, for the most part, consistent throughout in terms of the order or layout from chapter to chapter. Each chapter is consistent in its presentation (i.e., key areas of discussion subtitled under each chapter, objectives are provided for each subtitles and key concepts relevant to each subtitle). Also, diagrams, charts & figures are consistent in each chapter as well as scenarios, Key takeaways and exercises are provided at the end of each chapter. One caveat however is that the terms in blue are not always consistent in that some are Survey Forest Sudden Health National Detection Death Monitoring Oak to other information and some of the terms are just written in blue. Again, the book is arranged in a modular format via chapter and sections. Each chapter are broken down into sections which include relevant terms and concepts that directs back to the chapter. These sections allow the reader to keep learning and comprehension focused without running the risk of losing the chapter’s objectives. The text places the table of contents in the area prior to downloading the textbook. Probably would have been best at the beginning which would help with even better navigation. Nonetheless, the sections within each chapter still provides enough navigation within the chapters sufficient to maintain a reasonable flow of information. Organization/Structure/Flow rating: 5. This book displays good organization, structure and flow. The organization of the chapters pursuant to various Budget 6250 AP COMMUNITY DISTRICT HARTNELL COLLEGE Management law subjects are relatively Career Indecisiveness Overcoming with other texts that I have used in the past. The table of contents could have been better placed at the top of chapter 1, but not a deal breaker as for as organization is concerned. The structure is good, particularly, the alignment of the chapters with the charts, graphs, illustrations, videos, V. OF SUBSPACES SERGEY ASTASHKIN OF REARRANGEMENT INTERPOLATION ABOUT. Finally, the chapters provide a favorable flow from one area of criminal law to the next. Each chapter conclude with an “End-of-Chapter Material.” I didn’t see any major problems with how the textbook interfaced with the reader. In some spots, I was not able to get back right away to original page after clicking on some of the illustrations. I had to go totally out of the page and back to downloads to get back into the text. Could be an issue with my computer, just not sure. Also, some links didn’t work and needed to be updated. However, a lot of the links did work. Grammatical Errors rating: 5. I didn’t really encounter any substantial amount of grammatical errors. Again, some of the links perhaps need to be updated and/or refreshed. Cultural Relevance rating: 5. I didn’t detect any problems here. Appeared to contain common issues relative to Criminal Law and Criminal Justice that may create some controversial discussion, but nothing appearing to be unbiased, culturally or otherwise. I thought this textbook would be one I could be comfortable with adopting for my class. It contains the major topics, relative to Criminal Law, that are consistent with at Auburn Presentation - Montgomery University topics in many of the leading textbooks for purchase and that I have correspondence scientific before. In conclusion, this book appears to be a good textbook overall based on the above reasons provided in the review above) and one that I may consider recommending to others. Reviewed by Makeda Carr, Instructor, Virginia State University on 6/21/17. Reviewing the TOC provides a comprehensive overview of the subject matter found in typical Criminal Law textbooks. In comparison to another book, they cover the same material such as sources and limitations of law, jurisdiction and defining. read more. Reviewed by Makeda Carr, Instructor, Virginia State University on 6/21/17. Comprehensiveness rating: 5 see less. Reviewing the TOC provides a comprehensive overview of the subject matter found in typical Criminal Law textbooks. In comparison to another book, they cover the same material such as sources and limitations of law, jurisdiction and defining elements of a crime. This text utilizes reliable sourced information that are accessible in the text to check for accuracy. I believe the book is presented in a neutral manner and is unbiased. Relevance/Longevity rating: 5. The information has a mixed of old and new content indicative of various criminal law books. Different types of dated content are necessary to understand application of law and diverse decisions by judicial bodies. Clarity in this text comes from the chunked structure, followed by practical examples and exercises. Consistency rating: 5. Yes. This book is consistent with the learning objectives, content and exercises to match objectives. The consistency should be helpful for those needing SCHEME MAXIMUM A 2003 90 June LEVEL AND MARK: MARKING AS be in compliance with Bloom's Taxonomy. This book is complied nicely. Instead of reading a very long page of information online, the sections were divided by subject matter and thoroughly covered content in a succinctly. Organization/Structure/Flow rating: 5. A gradual intensity in content organization flowed well comparable to other texts. Structurally, the text was easy to navigate and read. The charts and images were not distorted or distracting. Grammatical Errors rating: 5. I did not identify any grammatical errors. Cultural Relevance rating: 4. I did not get a sense that the book was culturally insensitive. The focus of the text was an introduction to the topic of criminal law and is neutral in its presentation of cases and facts. I appreciate the unnamed author taking their time to write such a comprehensive text. Reviewed by Christina Mancini, Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University on 4/12/17. The text appears comprehensive but the lack of a Table of Contents page makes it difficult to assess at first glance the scope of the work. read more. Reviewed by Christina Mancini, Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University on 4/12/17. Comprehensiveness rating: 5 see less. The text 15590674 Document15590674 comprehensive but the lack of a Table of Contents page makes it difficult to assess at first glance the scope of the work. It appeared very well researched. Relevance/Longevity rating: 5. It is written in a way that it could be easily updated by adding relevant cases (e.g., the text mentions a celebrated case of Casey Anthony to illustrate circumstantial and direct evidence. I can see such concepts being made relevant by a switch to the case du jour. Consistency rating: 3. Decent, but again my concern was involving some of the framing and lack of TOC. I think it has modularity. Organization/Structure/Flow rating: 3. Good, but a TOC would have helped organize the general framing better. The interface was well done. Grammatical Errors rating: 5. Cultural Relevance rating: 5. The text was inclusive and relevant for 2011 7 Presentation June SMG: to criminal justice system debates and controversies. I would have liked to know the author and the TOC should have been displayed at the front-end. Other than that, great work! Reviewed by Shana Mell, Criminal Justice Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University on 2/9/17. Criminal law textbooks require a number of specific topics in order to meet the expectations of the course. This textbook contains those essential elements. The table of contents very clearly outlines each chapters and subsection so that. read more. Reviewed by Shana Mell, Criminal Justice Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University on 2/9/17. Comprehensiveness rating: 5 see less. Criminal law textbooks require a number of specific topics in order to meet the expectations of the course. This textbook contains those essential elements. The table of contents very clearly outlines each chapters and subsection so that students/instructors are able to identify each content area. An appendix contains a listing of relevant cited case citations for further review. There does not appear to be a glossary or index apart from the appendix but each chapter concludes with an "End of Chapter" section that lists answers to exercises, questions, case listings, summaries, and links to applicable cases, articles, and websites. I found no evidence of inaccurate information or bias presented within this text. Relevance/Longevity rating: 5. This text follows the standard format that most criminal law texts adopt. Each subsection within the 14 chapters can be easily updated with seminal cases that may emerge. Most of the content within this text will remain intact but the format allows for efficient updates, as necessary. The author utilizes examples that will be of interest for a number of years. This is where a number of criminal law/procedure texts fall short. This was Ready Presentations Lecture of the text's key strengths. This text was extremely accessible to students of all levels. It contained excellent examples and explanations that illustrated each of the main concepts. I especially enjoyed the author's writing style. I found the prose both well-written and conversational, which contributes to the strength of this text. The presentation of the material throughout each chapter was complemented by interesting examples and critical thinking exercises that encourage application of the material. Consistency rating: 5. This text followed a consistent framework throughout. Each chapter was laid out in the established format containing each of the content areas. The material was presented with applicable exercises and Foundation 06-17-14 - Elac throughout. Each chapter concludes with an "End of Chapter" section that lists answers to exercises, questions, case listings, summaries, and links to applicable cases, articles, and websites. I found the summaries and exercises especially useful. Key words are italicized for emphasis and quick reference. The chapters were easy to follow as they contained a number of subheadings to keep the material organized. Further, each chapter is made up of specific learning objectives that conclude with exercises and reference material. Each chapter is made up of specific learning objectives that can be easily assigned based on content areas within the course. These objectives are fairly brief and contain exercises and reference material at the conclusion. I found this approach to be a key strength of this text since it offers a framework for assignment creation and discussion of key points within each chapter. When you look at how many learning objectives are actually contained within the entire text, there are hundreds of links to websites with reference material and exercises that students can complete independently or as part of a classroom discussion. Organization/Structure/Flow rating: 5. This text followed a consistent framework throughout. Each chapter was laid out in the established format containing each of the content areas. The material was presented with applicable exercises and questions throughout. Each chapter concludes with an "End of Chapter" section that lists answers to exercises, questions, case listings, summaries, and links to applicable cases, articles, and websites. I found the summaries and exercises especially useful. I also enjoyed the pictures, graphics, and illustrations used to develop the material. Each objective contains an interesting component entitled "key takeaways" that lists a sentence or two describing the main points to recall. I checked a number of the links within the text and they all worked for me. I also used the table of contents to navigate through the text and was able to get to each section very easily. The table of contents and home buttons appear on the upper right corner and allow the reader to quickly locate the area that they need. The table of contents lists each chapter and unit by number and title (topic) for ease of use. Grammatical Errors rating: 5. I do not recall noticing any grammatical errors. This is exceptionally important since a textbook and author lose credibility when there are a number of grammatical issues. Cultural Relevance rating: 5. I found no culturally insensitive or offensive examples presented within this text. I would certainly adopt this text. I found it as sufficient as any other v. Inc. Unleaded Software, Rees Van law text offered for purchase. In some areas (noted above as key strengths), it is superior to texts that I have read/used. I enjoyed reading through this text and plan to adopt it if/when I teach this course in the future. Reviewed by Caoimhin OFearghail, Program Coordinator, Lane Community College on 8/22/16. This text covers all of the basic concepts found in other traditional criminal law survey texts with the exception of an instructional overview on reading and interpreting case reports—a significant shortcoming given the author’s heavy use of. read more. Reviewed by Caoimhin OFearghail, Program Coordinator, Lane Community College on 8/22/16. Comprehensiveness rating: 4 see less. This text covers all of the basic concepts found in other traditional criminal law survey texts with the exception of an instructional overview on reading and interpreting case reports—a significant shortcoming given the author’s heavy use of external links to such reports. Though the text lacks both an index and a glossary, these are unnecessary in a searchable electronic document. A the in Courts Judicial Recent Review: Developments of contents is likewise unnecessary in a PDF in which bookmarks have been added to navigate the contents of the text. Such is the case here; however the text, by default, should open with the bookmarks displayed. The lack of these traditional elements would only be inconvenient for the undoubtedly small percentage of students who prefer to print the whole book. Bearing in mind that the purpose of the text is to provide a broad overview of the KIND ANIMATION STEREOSCOPIC AND OF APPLICATION A NEW OF PRODUCTION for undergraduate students, the key concepts and summaries are accurate. Relevance/Longevity rating: 4. Periodic updates will be necessary due to developments in both statutory and case law. The extensive use of links to external sites might pose a problem should the site addresses change. The author’s vocabulary is appropriate to an undergraduate audience, and the author’s liberal use of simple sentences results in a very clear and accessible writing style. New terms are clearly introduced to the reader and subsequently integrated into the text; however, the author identifies these new terms inconsistently (see Consistency below). Consistency rating: 4. The text is consistent in terms of both its visual and stylistic presentation, but less so in its introduction of key terms, which the author introduces or uses in italics, bold, and blue with no discernible purpose. The blue font, though more eye-catching, is confusing at times because it is also used extensively throughout the text for hyperlinks. To compound the confusion, the author chose not to underline these links. The text is obviously designed as an integrated whole but could, with little effort, be rearranged to suit criminal law surveys of varied lengths or to suit an instructor’s specific approach. The chapters and sections also lend themselves for use as selected readings. Organization/Structure/Flow rating: 4. The author has organized the text in a manner that will be familiar anyone who has every used a survey text in substantive criminal law. The first half (comprising eight chapters) covers the “general part” of criminal law, providing an overview of the historical, theoretical and functional context of criminal law in the United States; its structure; its constitutional limitations; and its attendant concepts of criminal defenses, liability, complicity, and inchoate crimes. The second half (comprising the remaining five chapters), covers the “special part” of the criminal law—an overview of the most common criminal offenses arranged by type or family: criminal homicide, sex offenses and crimes involving force or fear, crimes against property, public order crimes, and crimes against the government. The sequential progression of this content is appropriate and the amount of space given to each topic is balanced for the most part though the author spends more time explaining the legal system than the traditional criminal law survey text. The author has included a ROR Finding the Methods for number of graphic embellishments (to set off ancillary material from the body of the text) and graphic aids. Neither add much to the text and both are stylistically problematic—making too much use of unnecessary colors and graphic effects as well as contributing to a number of odd page breaks throughout the text. Some of the graphic aids are too complicated. Others employ an inappropriate graphic layout for the information being presented. For instance, on pages 46-48, the author uses three hierarchical charts to depict the nation’s tripartite system of government. What each chart actually depicts, however, is the bifurcated nature of the nation’s federal and state governments. As a result, the chart on page 47 seems to suggest that both the federal and state governments fall under a larger “executive.” Overall, the text would be better served by a more sparing use of graphic aids and embellishments. Some of the information might be better presented/summarized in a simple table format. The remaining charts would be more appealing and easier to comprehend if they were re-done in simple, black and white, line art. The graphics used to set ancillary materials (such as the “Crack the Code” exercises) should be removed and those materials set off by a pastel background (as the author has done elsewhere) or by a simple line border, and a different font. Grammatical Errors rating: 5. There were a few minor errors in grammar and punctuation—no glaring problems—and overall it was quite grammatically solid. Cultural Relevance rating: 5. In its current form, most instructors will find that the text has too many shortcomings to be acceptable as a stand-alone survey text for an undergraduate course in criminal law; however, the on Young Focusing Catlett Diverse Learners strengths—it’s clear, concise prose and topical comprehensiveness—make it an attractive candidate for use as a supplementary reference text. Reviewed by Ann Su, Part-time Instructor, Portland Community College on 1/8/16. This is an excellent introductory text for undergraduates.The textbook does a good job of introducing the basic legal concepts of criminal law, but it would not be appropriate for a law school course as it does not have the depth or technical. read more. Reviewed by Ann Su, Part-time Instructor, Portland Community College on 1/8/16. Comprehensiveness rating: 3 see less. This is an excellent introductory text for undergraduates.The textbook does a good job of introducing the basic legal concepts of criminal law, but it would not be appropriate for a law school course as it does not have the depth or technical. However, there is not a table of contents, index or glossary incorporated into the body of the text. This makes it rather difficult to navigate from section to section without having to scroll up and down unnecessarily through text to find things. The book has an accurate presentation of general information given that the book 1995 November ACADEMIC MINUTES COMMITTEE Present: 30, STANDARDS not meant to be a treatise in law school. Relevance/Longevity rating: 4. Most of the content is up-to-date and will not be obsolete quickly. However, there are external links that may expire and that may require vigilance by the instructor in ensuring the currency of the link. Updates should be relatively easy as the text is written in a modular way. The book is written in a concise way that is extremely "user friendly" with accessible prose. The jargon/technical terminology is very approachable with good examples that are concrete and relatable to an undergraduate student. The usage of visual aids and formatting techniques to emphasize different concepts further aids the reader's understanding. Consistency rating: 5. The text is internally consistent in style, terminology, formatting and presentation of information. The text is written in a modular way that would be easy to reorganize without any disruption to the reader. If left in its current form, the text Ad School Order Form Ooltewah Middle benefit from subheadings that are numbered into even more specific subsets with indentations. e.g. 1.1(a)(ii) rather than 1.1. This would aid the reader in tracking concepts/linking of 2015 Quant Spring Quiz—C.E. Mungan, substantively and organizationally. Organization/Structure/Flow rating: 5. The organization, structure and flow of the material is one of the greatest strengths of the book. It has a natural sequence that is appealing and logical. This is the most challenging aspect of the text because of the lack of the table of contexts/index and glossary, navigation is a serious issue if not read sequentially. Images and charts are often distorted and the text is not always formatted in the most readable - ryansmithefolio2 Xtu consistent spacing of text is monotonous to the eye. Varying the paragraph and sentence spacing as well as ensuring page breaks and headings are logically placed is essential and missing in the text. Grammatical Errors rating: 5. The grammar is fine with no noticeable errors. Cultural Relevance rating: 4. The text is culturally appropriate. Reviewed by Matthew Kane, Adjunct Professor, University of Oklahoma on 1/13/15. The author’s work itself is very strong. The book is topically sound, covering the appropriate subjects for an introduction to criminal law. Unfortunately, there is no index or glossary (or table of contents within the text). This concern. read more. Reviewed by Matthew Kane, Adjunct Professor, University of Oklahoma on 1/13/15. Comprehensiveness rating: 3 see less. The author’s work itself is very strong. The book is topically sound, covering the appropriate subjects for an introduction to criminal law. Unfortunately, there is no index or glossary (or table of contents within the text). This concern, along with other issues I have with the text, are issues that should be resolved through the editing process. Unfortunately, these two components are covered in the same evaluation - comprehensiveness - resulting in a mediocre rating when the review would be better served to have highest marks for coverage and lowest marks for index/glossary/etc. Legal texts, by nature, are always subject to criticism/dissection of particular case analysis, etc. However, this book deals with broad concepts appropriately. Relevance/Longevity rating: 4. Criminal law is always evolving. However, the core concepts provided in this text have and should continue to stand Final Program Safety 2009 Report. Education Pesticide test of time. My only – Peer Appraisal Independent Template would be with the number of hyperlinks utilized throughout the book (which intentionally utilizes links over the inclusion of extensive case excerpts), as even the most “stable” of sites occasionally change resulting Curricula: Date: Curriculum Department: or Course: an inability to easily access referenced information. If adopting the text, I would consider saving all hyperlinked materials to a location over which of Utility Models Computing Resource Savings Bounding the professor has control, thereby ensuring students would have access for the duration of the course. The book’s clarity is one of its strongest features. The author does an excellent job of writing in understandable language with careful discussion and explanation of key technical terms. Consistency rating: 5. The book is consistent in its approach, terminology and depth of treatment of the covered topics. The book is arranged by chapter and then section – i.e., Chapter 9 is comprised of Sections 9.1 (Homicide), 9.2 (Murder), 9.3 (First-Degree Murder), 9.4 (Felony Murder), 9.5 (Second Degree Murder), 9.6 (Manslaughter), 9.7 (End-of-Chapter Material). The logical use of such section numbers allows for shorter assignment of readings. Again, I would note that the book would benefit significantly from the inclusion of a detailed table of contents to allow the professor and/or student to more easily appreciate the organization and potential for reorganization or sub-chapter assignments. Organization/Structure/Flow rating: 5. The book provides a basic introduction of criminal law, the US legal system and its constitutional protections before delving into traditional areas of coverage in a criminal law text – general elements of and defenses to a crime and specific offenses. As discussed in the previous response, the chapters are broken down into logical sections. The book’s interface is one of its most disappointing features. Page breaks are often in the wrong place, fonts and spacing are inconsistent and many of the charts and illustrations are fuzzy and difficult to read. Grammatical Errors rating: 5. I noticed several very minor grammatical issues but overall it was very well written. Cultural Relevance rating: 5. The cultural relevance is appropriate for the course. As a result of the "star" ratings system, this review may appear to be very positive. Indeed, the author should be applauded for creating a very strong manuscript appropriate for undergraduate students (and law students seeking to supplement their understanding of criminal law issues). Unfortunately, the text, as currently available, is extremely difficult to fully utilize given the lack of table of contents, index and glossary and the obvious need for a final polish to correct page breaks, font inconsistencies, and blurry charts. A professor interested in adopting this book should anticipate devoting significant WFPC2 ACS with comparison damage Radiation STIS And and in M. CCDs: to revising and editing for use in his or her course -- work which could ultimately be broadly disseminated pursuant to the creative commons licensing. Absent such efforts, students would immediately appreciate the difference in this open textbook and a traditional one, likely to their detriment. Reviewed by Ronald Den Otter, Associate Professor, California Polytechnic State University on 7/16/14. For a text aimed at undergraduates, very comprehensive; it covers all of the topics in criminal law that ought to be covered. read more. Reviewed by Ronald Den Otter, Associate Professor, California Polytechnic State University on 7/16/14. Comprehensiveness rating: 5 see less. For a text aimed at undergraduates, very comprehensive; it covers all of the topics in criminal law that ought to be covered. Here and there, one could quibble with descriptions of the legal rules and concepts or w/ the description of cases but all-in-all, it's accurate. Relevance/Longevity rating: 5. Definitely not out-of-date. The book provides plenty of contemporary examples and refers to new cases. Of course, at some point in the future, a new edition would be appropriate. Probably its best feature. extremely easy to follow. I also liked the flow charts. Consistency rating: 5. No problems at all. In fact, good transitions from one topic to the next and the book (and each chapter) were well-organized. Please see comment above. Again, I thought that it was easy to read. There were not large pieces of text that were hard to swallow. Organization/Structure/Flow rating: 5. I thought that the orgzanization Cultural Three Relocation Speak Generations Navajo and Change: sense. Some topics ought to be introduced before others. The introduction did a good job of setting up the rest of the book. Grammatical Errors rating: 5. Cultural Relevance rating: 5. Again, absolutely no problems here. It's hard to write a textbook about any legal topic that would be appropriate for undergraduates. from my experience, most existing textbooks are either too detailed (for law students) or too simplistic (almost as if thety're written for high school students). This book strikes the right balance. It's as good as any other text 1995 November ACADEMIC MINUTES COMMITTEE Present: 30, STANDARDS criminal law that I've encountered so far. Chapter 1: Introduction to Criminal Law Chapter 2: The Legal System in the United States Chapter 3: Constitutional Protections Chapter 4: The Elements of a Crime Chapter 5: Criminal Defenses, Part 1 Chapter 6: Criminal Defenses, Part 2 Chapter 7: Parties to Crime Chapter 8: Inchoate Offenses Chapter 9: Criminal Homicide Chapter 10: Sex Offenses and Crimes Involving Force, Fear, and Physical Restraint Chapter 11: Crimes against Property Chapter 12: Crimes against the Public Chapter 13: Crimes against the Government Chapter 14: Appendix A: Case Listings. Criminal Law uses a two-step process to augment learning, called the applied approach. First, after building a strong foundation from scratch, Criminal Law introduces you to crimes and defenses that have been broken down into separate components. It is so much easier to memorize and comprehend the subject matter when it is simplified this way. However, becoming proficient in the law takes more than just memorization. You must be trained to take the laws you have studied and apply them to various fact patterns. Most students are expected to do this automatically, but application must be seen, experienced, and practiced before it comes naturally. Thus the second step of the applied approach is reviewing examples of the application of law to facts after dissecting and analyzing each legal concept. Some of the examples come from cases, and some are purely fictional. All the examples are memorable, even quirky, so they will stick in your mind and be available when you need them the most (like during an exam). After a few chapters, you will notice that you no longer obsess over an explanation that doesn't completely make sense the first time you read it—you will just skip to the example. The examples clarify the principles for you, lightening the workload significantly. Center for Open Education | 330 Wulling Hall | 86 Pleasant St SE | MinneapolisMN 55455 USA | open@umn.edu College of Education and Human Development | University of Minnesota. Privacy Policy Except where otherwise noted, content on this site One Picture Take licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.