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crim law advice?

crim law advice?
« on: December 12, 2006, 09:12:56 PM »
What is the best supplemental for crim law?

Re: crim law advice?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2006, 09:36:20 PM »
It probably depends on how your professor teaches the class, so I would first ask upperclassmen at your school who had him before ... but, Dressler's "Understanding Criminal Law" by Lexis has helped me immensely (and I'm reading it right now :)

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Re: crim law advice?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2006, 10:42:17 PM »
I would agree. Dressler is excellent.

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Re: crim law advice?
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2006, 05:30:04 AM »
I also loved the Dressler's Understanding book.

WKRUSE

Re: crim law advice?
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2006, 08:58:52 AM »
His CD's are good too.  They were much more common law oriented than my professor, who taught mostly MPC.  They were still very helpful though.

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Re: crim law advice?
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2006, 10:13:37 AM »
I agree Dressler's stuff is great. 

Re: crim law advice?
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2006, 10:36:20 AM »
It depends. My bible was the E&E, but there is another professor who specifically said she disagreed with a lot of stuff in there. To me it was great on policy and stuff, which my prof was HUGE on.

Re: crim law advice?
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2006, 11:01:06 AM »
We were assigned Dressler, and I didn't read beyond the assignments, so I can't speak to its usefulness as a supplement...but it was decent for actual course reading.

Our exam format was short answer, AND open book/note -- and the exam was designed so you actually needed your book and notes (i.e. look up this WI statute we didn't ever study, analyze it using the canons we did study, then compare it to the MPC equivalent that we also didn't study).Supplements would have been useless. Your mileage, of course, may vary.


Re: crim law advice?
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2006, 08:58:10 PM »
Thanks...I used the Understanding Crim law by Dressler, but got the book only a few days ago. I feel that if I found it sooner I would have done much better on that damn exam today. Thanks again.