Acknowledged author Joshua Dressler wrote Cases and Materials on Criminal Law (American Casebook Series) comprising 1125 pages back in 2019. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 168328822X and 9781683288220. Since then Cases and Materials on Criminal Law (American Casebook Series) textbook received total rating of 4 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $105.93 or rent at the marketplace.
This popular casebook, through the selection of classic and modern cases, provides an excellent tool for teaching students the common law foundations of the criminal law and modern statutory reform, including the Model Penal Code. Along the way, the casebook considers modern controversies (e.g., "shaming" punishment, capital punishment, broadening sexual assault law, self-defense by battered women, euthanasia, the role of culture in determining culpability), and creatively uses literature (e.g., examining insanity through Edgar Allen Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart) and even "brain teasers" to confront (as the Preface states) "the Big Questions . . . that philosophers, theologians, scientists, and poets, as well as lawyers, have grappled with for centuries." The Eighth Edition, as in the past, includes new cases, as well as updates in the notes that bring current issues of criminal law to the fore.