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AJ
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Crim Law Supplements

Postby AJ » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:05 am

My crim law class is the most boring and uninteresting of all my classes...I'm afraid that the prof is "putting me to sleep" and I'm not going to be prepared for the final...all the prof does is go straight through the assigned text...case-after-case-after-case...in fact it's not only boring, it is also depressing...these cases are full of awful people and awful events...that being said, can anyone recommend a good supplement for crim law...is there such a thing?

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Ipsa Dixit
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Re: Crim Law Supplements

Postby Ipsa Dixit » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:59 am

Understanding Criminal Law and/or Sum & Substance CDs for Criminal Law. Both are by Dressler. You cannot go wrong with Dressler.

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Re: Crim Law Supplements

Postby orangeswarm » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:19 pm

Those sum and substance discs are awesome if you commute to and from school.

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Re: Crim Law Supplements

Postby AJ » Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:13 pm

thanks so much guys...hopefully our library will have those CDs

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Re: Crim Law Supplements

Postby matt » Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:33 pm

i'll also vouch for the understanding criminal law book by Dressler. my crim casebook is also by Dressler, so its kind of like reading the same stuff twice, but the reinforcement really helps.

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Re: Crim Law Supplements

Postby g114 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:44 pm

Does anyone have Crim Law CDs they are willing to sell?

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Re: Crim Law Supplements

Postby Hodgy » Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:31 pm

Is the Understanding Criminal Law supplement by Dressler a great tool for a professor that is policy oriented and very much on the "why why why is it this way" MO?

Our case book happens to be Dressler's newest edition of Criminal Law.

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Re: Crim Law Supplements

Postby vyelps » Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:14 am

Hodgy wrote:Is the Understanding Criminal Law supplement by Dressler a great tool for a professor that is policy oriented and very much on the "why why why is it this way" MO?

Our case book happens to be Dressler's newest edition of Criminal Law.


Yes!!! My prof was like that as well and we used the Dressler Casebook. My advice is to read the assigned reading and every weekend/ after each unit, read the supplement. DONT leave it all for the end of the semester because there won't be enough time to go through everything. Dressler puts things in the context of the two major rationales for criminal law- utilitarianism and retributivism. The supplement does a great job of giving arguments regarding various crim law issues while often citing the cases you read in the casebook. I read the supplement very carefully throughout the semester and felt my stress level was much lower going into the final.

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Re: Crim Law Supplements

Postby Hodgy » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:13 pm

vyelps wrote:
Hodgy wrote:Is the Understanding Criminal Law supplement by Dressler a great tool for a professor that is policy oriented and very much on the "why why why is it this way" MO?

Our case book happens to be Dressler's newest edition of Criminal Law.


Yes!!! My prof was like that as well and we used the Dressler Casebook. My advice is to read the assigned reading and every weekend/ after each unit, read the supplement. DONT leave it all for the end of the semester because there won't be enough time to go through everything. Dressler puts things in the context of the two major rationales for criminal law- utilitarianism and retributivism. The supplement does a great job of giving arguments regarding various crim law issues while often citing the cases you read in the casebook. I read the supplement very carefully throughout the semester and felt my stress level was much lower going into the final.


Biggest theme pulled from today's class on how to prevent overlap in applying theories of punishment.




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