Essential Criminal Law

Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Essential Criminal Law, Third Edition.

The SAGE edge site for Essential Criminal Law by Matthew Lippman offers a robust online environment you can access anytime, anywhere, and features an impressive array of free tools and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of your learning experience.

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Essential Criminal Law, Third Edition equips students with a foundational and practical understanding of criminal law in the United States and encourages strong legal reasoning skills for students with no prior exposure to case law. Award-winning professor and bestselling-author Matthew Lippman guides students through the complexities of the legal system using thought-provoking examples of real-life crimes and legal defenses, along with highly approachable case analyses. Updated with the most current developments in criminal law and public policy, the Third Edition takes students beyond the classroom and prepares them to apply criminal law in today’s legal world.


We gratefully acknowledge Matthew Lippman for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Dory Mizrachi and Mercedes Valadez for developing the ancillaries on this site.