9780495504801

Criminal Law

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495504801

  • ISBN10:

    0495504807

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/20/2008
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Current, engaging, and succinct, CRIMINAL LAW, Fifth Edition, describes both the reasoning behind criminal law and the practical applications of that law. It couples a traditional presentation of case law with cutting-edge coverage of recent trends in law. Drawing from the combined legal and practical experience of the authors--a judge and a law professor--the text gives you firsthand insights into the American legal system, and its simple, nonlegal language makes it easier to read than other law books. Featuring relevant cases-in-point throughout the text, the authors encourage you not only to learn but also to really think about and understand the law. A new student website also offers samples of case briefings, which provide excellent examples to model your own briefings after. CRIMINAL LAW, Fifth Edition, also utilizes extensive case material, covers the historical background of criminal law, and includes the latest Supreme Court decisions. This is one of two updated "splits" of the combined CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE, Sixth Edition (c. 2008), by the same authors.

Table of Contents

Preface
Legal Foundations of Criminal Justice
Fundamentals of Criminal Law and Procedure
The Roles of Government Institutions in Developing the Criminal Law
The Substantive Criminal Law
Constitutional Limitations on the Prohibition of Criminal Conduct
Elements of Crimes and Parties to Crimes
Inchoate Offenses
Offenses Against Persons
Crimes Against Property
Offenses Against Public Morality
Alcohol and Drug Offenses
White-Collar and Organized Crime
Offenses Against Public Health and the Environment
Offenses Against Public Order and Safety
Offenses Against Justice and Public Administration
Criminal Responsibility and Defenses
The Constitution of the United States of America
Glossary
Table of Cases
Index
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