Book Review: Cases on Criminal Law, 36 Yale Law Journal 585 (1927)
The first of the American Casebook Series was Dean Mikell's Cases on Criminal Law, published by the West Publishing Company in 1908. This volume is the foundation of the second edition now under review, and the changes which have been incorporated into the new edition are in no sense fundamental. They consist chiefly in the addition of new cases, of which there are more than 100. But some 30 of these are in substitution for cases in the earlier edition which, according to the author's preface, experience had shown to be less valuable for class discussion. The net effect upon the size of the volume is an increase of 200 pages. There have been, also, some rearrangement of material within certain of the chapters and slight modifications in the chapter headings. The only new subject matter is a section entitled Proof of the Homicide in the chapter on Homicide.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Swan, Thomas W., "Book Review: Cases on Criminal Law" (1927). Faculty Scholarship Series. 4162.