Professor Medwed’s New Casebook Blends Criminal Law Theory and Practice


11.03.21 —Professor Daniel Medwed has joined forces with Professor Kevin McMunigal of Case Western Reserve University School of Law to author Criminal Law: Problems, Statutes, and Cases (Carolina Academic Press, 2nd ed., 2021), which combines effective, innovative teaching methods, such as the use of problems and visual materials, with cases, including recent opinions on bias intimidation, possession of child pornography, threatening speech on social media and theft of computer code.

“I’m thrilled to collaborate on a book that aims to blend theory with practice—and to make criminal law come to life through contemporary problems and cutting-edge recent cases,” said Medwed, whose previous books include Prosecution Complex: America’s Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent (New York University Press, 2012) and the seventh edition of Criminal Procedure: Principles, Policies, and Perspectives (West Academic, 2020, with co-authors Professor Joshua Dressler and George Thomas).

Medwed is a founding member of the board of directors of the Innocence Network, a consortium of innocence projects throughout the world, and a former president of the board of directors of the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center in Salt Lake City. He currently serves on the board of the New England Innocence Project. He is also the legal analyst for GBH News, Boston’s local NPR and PBS affiliate.

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