Written by a recognizable and well respected authority in the criminal law field, this Black Letter follows in the tradition of Professor Dressler’s casebook and treatise, in terms of coverage, organization, and easy-to-read style. Black Letter Outline on Criminal Law mirrors the coverage of the most commonly used casebooks, and even more clearly mirrors the coverage of most professors in their classrooms. Most of the Black letter focuses on the so-called "general part of the criminal law" : the basic elements of a crime, defenses to crimes, inchoate liability, and complicity—what most professors want their students to learn. The Black Letter also thoroughly explains Criminal Homicide offenses, Rape (Sexual Assault), and the Theft crimes. Clearly and separately covering both common law and Model Penal Code principles, this Black Letter also offers user-friendly features—such as the “Conversation with students” section at the beginning of each part.