Book Description: The highly anticipated Second Edition of Criminal Law introduces readers to the underlying principles, legal doctrine, and rules of criminal law. Innovative in its case study approach, this thoroughly updated revision will help readers develop analytical skills, while learning the content and context of substantive criminal law. Now with a more student-friendly format, this text guides learners through theory and practice, using a blend of old and new materials to foster an understanding of what the law is, how it evolved, the principles on which it is based, and how it applies to various circumstances. New to this Edition: Important developments and new materials on the war on terrorism, anti-stalking legislation, the prosecution of cybercrimes, and more. Updated information on assisted suicide prohibitions, anti-sodomy laws, and the constitutionality of implementing the death penalty for crimes not involving homicide. Chapter objectives, review questions, and suggested readings in every chapter to assist readers in focusing on main themes and developing critical thinking skills and comprehension of material. Accompanied by downloadable instructor resources including: Instructor Manual, Test Bank, and Image Bank.