CRIMINAL LAW: CASES, MATERIALS, AND PROBLEMS, Third Edition
By David S. Rudstein
Criminal Law: Cases, Materials, and Problems, Third Edition, focuses on basic principles of Anglo-American criminal law and is designed for use in an introductory course in Criminal Law, either in a law school or an undergraduate program in Criminal Justice, taught by teachers who use the case method of instruction. The book includes cases and statutes from various jurisdictions, as well as excerpts from the Model Penal Code. In addition, the author has strategically placed problems throughout the book so students can apply the law set forth in the cases and statutes to new fact situations, thereby allowing them to test their knowledge and reinforce their understanding of the relevant legal principles. The goal of the book is twofold: first, to help students gain an understanding of the general principles of Anglo-American criminal law; second, to aid students to develop their skills in case analysis, statutory interpretation, synthesis of cases, and problem-solving.
David S. Rudstein is Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Program in Criminal Litigation at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, where he has been teaching Criminal Law to first-semester students since 1973. Professor Rudstein received a J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University, and an LL.M. from the University of Illinois. After receiving his law degrees he served for a year as law clerk to Justice Walter V. Schaefer of the Supreme Court of Illinois. Professor Rudstein is a member of the American Bar Association and the Chicago Council of Lawyers. In addition to having edited casebooks on criminal law and criminal procedure, he has written a book on the double jeopardy provision of the United States Constitution, is co-author of a three-volume treatise entitled Criminal Constitutional Law, and has published numerous law review articles on various aspects of constitutional criminal procedure.