Crimes

Understanding Criminal Law
Amazon link

Here are the links to my Just the Rules document and my diagrams:

Criminal Law: Just the Rules
Criminal Procedure Big Picture
Inchoate Crimes and Accomplice Liability

Law students learn quickly that briefing cases is something you have to do for class, but when you need to actually understand the law, you put away your casebook and read your hornbook. For crimes, I recommend Understanding Criminal Law, by Joshua Dressler.

Criminal law is one of those subjects that doesn’t seem like it should be that complicated, but it is. This book was a great help to me in clarifying concepts like mens rea and inchoate crimes. You can click the cover image to use Amazon’s Look Inside feature and see what you think.

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