Criminal law defenses by Paul H. Robinson

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Published by West in St. Paul, Minn .

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  • Criminal liability -- United States.

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Statementby Paul H. Robinson. Vol. 2, Sections 121 to end.
SeriesCriminal practice series
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LC ClassificationsKF9240
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Pagination784p. ;
Number of Pages784
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14498548M

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Criminal law and punishment in U.S. society: an overview --Constitutional limits on criminal law --The criminal act: the first principle of criminal liability --The general principles of criminal liability: Mens Rea, concurrence, ignorance, and mistake --Defenses to criminal liability I: justifications --Defenses to ciminal liability II.

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TITLE 16 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES. CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS. CHAPTER 2 - CRIMINAL LIABILITY. CHAPTER 3 - DEFENSES TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS.

CHAPTER 4 - CRIMINAL ATTEMPT, CONSPIRACY, AND SOLICITATION. CHAPTER 5 - CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON. CHAPTER 6 - SEXUAL OFFENSES. CHAPTER 7 - DAMAGE TO .

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