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UCFundergrad
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Supplement books

Postby UCFundergrad » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:00 pm

Hey, I'm trying to decide which supplements to buy for what classes and for Criminal Law I was assigned one book titled Understanding Criminal Law (5th edition) by Dressler. The only supplement I can find is: Legalines on Criminal Law, 3d--Keyed to Dressler. Does the 3d mean that it is probably not helpful with the 3rd edition? Or do you think that a lot probably has not changed, and it would still be very helpful? Also, any more suggestions on supplements would be awesome! Thanks.

UCFundergrad
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Re: Supplement books

Postby UCFundergrad » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:37 pm

Actually, looking through threads, maybe Understanding Criminal Law is a supplement. I suck at this already!

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Re: Supplement books

Postby kaiser » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:40 pm

Lol yup, Understanding Criminal Law is the supplement by Dressler. It obviously is a perfect accompaniment to Dressler's casebook, though it would be helpful regardless of which crim casebook you end up using.

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Re: Supplement books

Postby morris248 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:34 pm

You can find it at the following link

Understanding Criminal Law

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Re: Supplement books

Postby lawgod » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:36 pm

I kind of liked the "Acing" for crim.

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Re: Supplement books

Postby sweatingbanshee » Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:32 pm

My professor recommends the 5th edition. I can get what I believe is the 4th edition for $2 on Amazon. It says "student edition" for some reason. Any reason I should go for the more expensive option?

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Re: Supplement books

Postby kaiser » Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:48 pm

sweatingbanshee wrote:My professor recommends the 5th edition. I can get what I believe is the 4th edition for $2 on Amazon. It says "student edition" for some reason. Any reason I should go for the more expensive option?


Absolutely fine to use the sightly older one. I got an older version and it was immensely helpful. Trust me, there are no changes of note, and no reason to spend the extra money on a new copy.

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Re: Supplement books

Postby Naked Dude » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:40 pm

Wanted to bump instead of starting a new thread. I tried searching but just to confirm--it's better to get the hornbook written by your casebook author even if it's not considered the best one?




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