9780534594817

Criminal Law

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534594817

  • ISBN10:

    0534594816

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/20/2002
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

A highly accessible, student-friendly text, Gardner and Anderson's CRIMINAL LAW is ideal for instructors who prefer not to assign lengthy case excerpts and prefer a more prescriptive approach to teaching criminal law. The text exposes students to the language of criminal law without overwhelming them and provides comprehensive coverage of all the major components of substantive criminal law. The text's excellent coverage of current issues, accessible writing style, and numerous pedagogical aids help students understand complex legal topics more so than any other text on the market.

Table of Contents

Part I: BASIC CONCEPTS OF CRIMINAL LAW
1. Criminal Law Generally
2. Purposes, Scope, and Sources of Criminal Law
3. Essential Elements of a Crime
4. Criminal Liability
5. Criminal Responsibility and the Capacity to Commit a Crime
6. The Law Governing the Use of Force
7. Other Criminal Defenses
8. Criminal Punishment
9. Jurisdiction
Part II: THE BALANCING OF CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS WITH THE NEED FOR PUBLIC ORDER
10. The Limits of Free Speech
11. Maintaining Public Order in Public and Private Places
12. The Limits of Other Freedoms
Part III: CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON
13. Homicide
14. Assault, Battery, and Other Crimes Against the Person
Part IV: CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY
15. Theft, Robbery, and Burglary
16. Shoplifting and Other Crimes Against Businesses and Corporations
17. Fraud and Other Property Crimes
Part V: SEX CRIMES
18. Rape and Related Sex Crimes
19. Prostitution, Related Offenses, and AIDS
Part VI: OTHER CRIMINAL CONDUCT
20. Drug Abuse and Alcohol-Related Crimes
21. Terrorism
22. Organized Crime and Gangs
23. Contempt, Crimes by Public Officials, and Crimes Against Government
Appendix A: Applicable Sections of the U
Constitution
Appendix B: Glossary of Legal Terms
Table of Cases
Federal Crime Statutes
Index

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