Editura Universitara American Criminal Law: An Introduction for Students of English Law

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ISBN: 978-606-591-021-8

Publisher year: 2010

Edition: I

Pages: 192

Publisher: Universitară

Author:

Anca Magiru
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'Perspectives' Wants to Be a Word of Encouragement for Thos end Interested in studying American criminal law and who must know That studying law is never Inauguration of the continuous exploration of But Also this field.

The English-Romanian Vocabulary Criminal Law Section, with the volume Which Continues, Could Be helpful and stimulating for our students of English making faster and better understand Them the meanings of the words, phrases and Sentences usually used in criminal law terminology.

'References to Source Materials' ends the volume.

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Anca Magiru
Anca Magiru has a doctorate in philology since 2004, University of Iasi, with a doctoral thesis, The Morte Darthur: A Myth and Its Metamorphoses, under the scientific direction of Professor Dr. Stefan Avadanei (2006, Cartea Universitara Publishing House, Bucharest), graduate of Faculty of Pedagogical Education (English - French), University of Galati, and specialization courses in the country and abroad; recipient of the Soros Fellowship at the Institute for Applied Language Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Socrates Fellowship at the International Management & Language Specialists Institute in Bournemouth, England. For over 10 years he has been teaching legal English at the Faculty of Law and Public Administration in Constanta, Spiru Haret University. She is a 2008-2009 Fulbright graduate, with an international postdoctoral project (as director), research in the field of American law, at St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas. For a Romanian-American bilateral cooperation, he initiated and organized the visit of the American law professor Vincent R. Johnson from St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, at Spiru Haret University, Faculty of Law and Public Administration Constanta, October 9-16, 2010. Books published in the legal field, as sole author: 2011. English for Law Students, University Publishing House, Bucharest. 2011. English for Public Administration Students, Editura Universitara, Bucuresti. 2010. American Criminal Law: An Introduction for Law Students of English, Editura Universitara, Bucuresti. 2006. Equal Justice Under Law. Ed. Europolis, Constanta. 2003. The Law and the Judiciary in the Anglo-Saxon World, Ed. Cartea Aromana, Constanta. 2001. Juvenile Crime in the United States of America, Ed. Europolis, Constanta.

OUTLINE

Introduction  / 7

References, Abbreviations and “Notes” / 9

Acknowledgments / 11


Chapter 1    General Principles / 13
Chapter 2    Act & Intent / 24
Chapter 3    Accomplice Liability  / 40
Chapter 4    Inchoate Crimes / 50
Chapter 5    Capacity / 72
Chapter 6    Defenses / 85
Chapter 7    Crimes Against the Person / 99
Chapter 8    Crimes Against Property / 129
Perspective  / 159
EnglishRomanian Criminal Law Vocabulary / 162
References to Source Materials  / 189

INTRODUCTION

This book is designed to be a succinct exposition of American criminal law. The brief text is intended primarily for use by both American and Romanian law students taking courses in the field of criminal law, and also by those interested in learning more about American criminal law. It can be a start in going deeply into the subject. It is also designed as a foundation for excellent exam performance for American students. Once they are familiar with the theory questions, answers and definitions, they can face their Criminal Law exam with the confidence of knowing and understanding every principle and being able to recognize issues in context.

American Criminal Law is the study of the elements which must be satisfied to find that a person has committed a crime. It deals with the four basic elements of all crimes: a voluntary act, a culpable intent, a confluence of act and intent, and causation.

The book is divided into eight chapters. Chapter 1 defines Criminal Law and makes us acquainted with what criminal law does. Chapter 2 is concerned with the ingredients of all crimes (mens rea and actus reus). Chapter 3 and chapter 4 discuss inchoate and group criminality, respectively. Chapter 5 discusses capacity, while Chapter 6 discusses

defenses. Chapters 7 and 8 develop those specific crimes which, in the opinion of the author, need developing. In addition, it analyzes causation and self‐defense. Finally, the book concludes with a short perspective on the study of criminal law.

Within each chapter, there are two sections: A. Reading Section, containing theory questions, answers and/or definitions and, B. Practice Section, containing hypotheticals that teach you how to apply specific legal principles to the level of detail tested on American law school exams and the American Multistate Bar Examination.

‘Perspective’ wants to be a final word of encouragement for those interested in studying American criminal law and who must know that studying law is a never inauguration but also a continuous exploration of this field.

The English‐Romanian Criminal Law Vocabulary Section, with which the volume continues, could be helpful and stimulating for our students of English making them understand faster and better the meanings of the words, sentences and phrases usually used in criminal law terminology.

‘References to Source Materials’ ends the volume.

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