Criminal Law: Cases and Comments

Ronald J. Bacigal, University of Richmond

Co-authors: Andre A. Moenssens, Gerald G. Ashdown, Adam M. Gershowitz


The coverage and organization of these materials have been geared carefully to the goals of the first-year class in criminal law. Thus, we begin with a study of act, intent, lack of intent, proximate cause, and burdens of proof. In the selection of current cases for inclusion as new principal cases and in the notes, we have sought to focus on those dealing with criminal law developments in modern code states, which frequently liberally discuss the Model Penal Code's suggested revisions of the law, while at the same time not neglecting coverage of traditional common law concepts, which are important both for their historical perspective and because they are still very much the law in a number of jurisdictions.