Recommended Titles and Treatises
To help provide access to the Texas State Law Library's legal resources, the reference librarians have selected the most noteworthy titles in our collection and arranged them here by subject. The titles listed for each subject feature a brief summary written by a reference librarian, and each subject's titles are divided into those that are specific to Texas law and those that aren't.
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Substantive criminal law
Analyzes the law in terms of case law and statutory law via the Model Penal Code. Text focuses on the ways specific crimes and general principles of criminal law are defined by state statutes and interpreted by the courts. Extensive discussion of the Model Penal Code provides accurate assessment of the statutory particulars of each state, as well as their probable ramifications. Text covers general considerations, sources and general limitations, and basic premises of substantive criminal law. Explores responsibility, justification, and excuse. Also reviews anticipatory offenses, parties, crimes against the person, and crimes relating to property.
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