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Best Criminal Law Books That Will Hook You

Our list of some of the best Criminal Law books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Understanding Criminal Law (2018)

Best Criminal Law Books That Will Hook YouThis comprehensive and clearly written Understanding treatise is frequently cited by scholars and courts in their analysis of substantive criminal law, and has been a popular source of assistance to criminal law students for the past quarter century. Understanding Criminal Law is designed to be taught in conjunction with any casebook. The topics covered are those most often raised in criminal law casebooks, and coverage of these subjects is meant to complement professors’ classroom discussions. The text focuses on the basic elements of, and defenses to, all crimes; provides in-depth coverage of such crimes as homicide, rape, and theft; and…
Author(s): Joshua Dressler

2. Criminal Law Handbook, The: Know Your Rights, Survive the System (2018)

Best Criminal Law Books That Will Hook YouCriminal law is full of complex rules and procedures, but this book demystifies them. It explains how the system works, why police, lawyers, and judges do what they do, and what suspects, defendants, and prisoners can expect. It also provides critical information on working with a lawyer. In plain English, The Criminal Law Handbook covers: #52,676 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #15 in Criminal Law (Books) #29 in Criminal Procedure Law Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Bergman J.D., Paul, Berman J.D., Sara J

3. Examples & Explanations for Criminal Law (2018)

Best Criminal Law Books That Will Hook YouA favorite classroom prep tool of successful students that is often recommended by professors, the Examples & Explanations (E&E) series provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures. Each E&E offers hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topics in your courses and compare your own analysis. Here’s why you need an E&E to help you study throughout the semester: #15,642 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #28 in Legal Education #4 in Criminal Law (Books) Would…
Author(s): Richard G. Singer

4. CrunchTime: Criminal Law (Emanuel Crunchtime) (2015)

Best Criminal Law Books That Will Hook Youprovides the right information, in the right format, at the right time to prepare for exams. Based on the trusted developed by a Harvard law student (while he was in law school), skillfully employs flow charts so you can walk step-by-step through the major principles and topics in the course in a pattern that can be used to analyze any exam question. Abundant tips and ample review features help you approach the final with confidence. The Capsule Summary allows you to quickly review key concepts, and you can test your knowledge by working through the many Short-Answer Q&A s. lets…
Author(s): Steven L. Emanuel

5. Criminal Law Today (6th Edition) (2016)

Best Criminal Law Books That Will Hook YouCriminal Law Today, 6/e, brings criminal law to life by relating it to real stories from today’s headlines. The text’s approach is strongly influenced by the belief that the law has always been, and remains, a vital policy-making tool. As a topic for study and discussion, the nature and life of the law is more important today than ever before. The text highlights the challenges that face the law as it continues to adapt to the needs of a complex and rapidly changing society and features a balanced text/casebook approach that provides a lively…
Author(s): Frank Schmalleger, Daniel E. Hall

6. Contemporary Criminal Law: Concepts, Cases, and Controversies (2018)

Best Criminal Law Books That Will Hook YouA book that students find interesting and instructors consider educationally valuable, this Fifth Edition of Contemporary Criminal Law combines traditional concepts with thought-provoking cases and engaging learning tools. Taking a casebook approach, the text covers both foundational and emerging legal topics such as terrorism, gangs, cybercrime, and hate crimes, illustrated by real-life examples that students connect with. Clear explanations of criminal law and defenses are complemented by provocative, well-edited cases followed by discussion questions to stimulate critical…
Author(s): Matthew Lippman

7. Emanuel Law Outlines: Criminal Law (The Emanuel Law Outlines Series) (2015)

Best Criminal Law Books That Will Hook YouThe most trusted name in law school outlines, were developed while Steve Emanuel was a student at Harvard Law and were the first to approach each course from the point of view of the student. Invaluable for use throughout your course and again at exam time, are well-correlated to all major casebooks to help you to create your own outlines. Sophisticated yet easy to understand, each guide includes both capsule and detailed explanations of critical issues, topics, and black letter law you must know to master the course. Quiz Yourself Q&As, Essay Q&As, and Exam Tips give…
Author(s): Steven L. Emanuel

8. Criminal Law (Quickstudy Law) (2016)

Best Criminal Law Books That Will Hook YouBarCharts, Inc was founded on our law guides created by the owner. They were designed to understand the significant details within the larger scheme of the law, as a daily refresher, and to review before the Bar Exam. Twenty five years later we keep those guides up to date for students of law and criminal justice, paralegals, and practicing lawyers to have the most handy legal reference to the most important points of the law possible in 6 laminated pages. Suggested uses: o Used by criminal justice majors and professionals o Law students and legal…
Author(s): Barcharts Inc

9. Essential Criminal Law (2019)

Best Criminal Law Books That Will Hook YouEssential Criminal Law provides a highly accessible introduction to U.S. criminal law that helps students, including those with no prior exposure to case law, build their legal reasoning skills. Drawing from more than 30 years of teaching experience, best-selling author Matthew Lippman guides readers through the complexities of the legal system using thought-provoking examples of real-life crimes and legal defenses, along with approachable case analyses. The Third Edition keep readers up to date with coverage of timely topics and the most current developments in…
Author(s): Matthew Lippman

10. Criminal Law for the Criminal Justice Professional (2017)

Best Criminal Law Books That Will Hook YouCriminal Law for the Criminal Justice Professional, authored by criminal justice expert Norman M. Garland, provides a comprehensive study of the rules and laws that encompass the structure of the criminal justice system. The 4th edition gives a wide-ranging overview of the nature, origins, and purposes of the criminal justice system, affording students a thorough understanding of this complex subject matter. The Connect course for this offering includes SmartBook, an adaptive reading and study experience which guides students to master, recall, and apply key concepts while providing automatically-graded…
Author(s): Norman M Garland

11. Glannon Guide to Criminal Law: Learning Criminal Law Through Multiple Choice Questions and Analysis (Glannon Guides) (2018)

Best Criminal Law Books That Will Hook YouLaw school classroom lectures can leave you with a lot of questions. Glannon Guides can help you better understand your classroom lecture with straightforward explanations of tough concepts with hypos that help you understand their application. The Glannon Guide is your proven partner throughout the semester when you need a supplement to (or substitute for) classroom lecture. Here’s why you need to use Glannon Guides to help you better understand what is being taught in the classroom: #57,073 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #86 in Legal Education #18 in Criminal Law…
Author(s): Laurie L. Levenson

Best Criminal Law Books That Will Hook You

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some criminal law books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Child Soldiers and the Defence of Duress under International Criminal Law

Author(s): Windell Nortje, Noëlle Quénivet
Publisher: Springer International Publishing; Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408608

Personal Participation in Criminal Proceedings: A Comparative Study of Participatory Safeguards and in absentia Trials in Europe

Author(s): Serena Quattrocolo, Stefano Ruggeri
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2354075

Governance Beyond the Law: The Immoral, The Illegal, The Criminal

Author(s): Abel Polese, Alessandra Russo, Francesco Strazzari
Publisher: Springer International Publishing; Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2406860

Assessing Judicial Reforms in Developing Countries: Trust in Law and Criminal Procedure Reform in Chile

Author(s): Juan Carlos Oyanedel
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2407567

Multilevel Protection of the Principle of Legality in Criminal Law

Author(s): Mercedes Pérez Manzano, Juan Antonio Lascuraín Sánchez, Marina Mínguez Rosique (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2153335

Criminal Law and Precrime: Legal Studies in Canadian Punishment and Surveillance in Anticipation of Criminal Guilt

Author(s): Richard Jochelson, James Gacek, Lauren Menzie, Kirsten Kramar, Mark Doerksen
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2182312

Memory and Punishment: Historical Denialism, Free Speech and the Limits of Criminal Law

Author(s): Emanuela Fronza
Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2204430

Policing Undocumented Migrants: Law, Violence and Responsibility

Author(s): Louise Boon-Kuo
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2210242

The Palgrave Handbook of Criminal and Terrorism Financing Law

Author(s): Colin King, Clive Walker, Jimmy Gurulé (eds.)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 13 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2233069

The Western Codification of Criminal Law

Author(s): Aniceto Masferrer
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2250055

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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