Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Contemporary Criminal Law, Sixth Edition!

Providing a current view that prompts students to read and analyze, Contemporary Criminal Law, Sixth Edition combines the concepts taught in undergraduate criminal law courses with thought-provoking cases and engaging learning tools. Covering emerging legal topics including constitutional rights, consent, arson, identity theft, and hate crimes all applied through real life examples that students recognize and connect to. Author Matthew Lippman clearly defines and explains criminal law and defenses as well as provides cases and discussion questions to stimulate critical thinking and in-class discussion. Additionally, readers are challenged to interact with the text through pedagogical features, giving their decisions based on factual cases and analysis of the complex legal system. 

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We gratefully acknowledge Matthew Lippman for writing an excellent text and creating the materials on this site.