9780078026386

Criminal Law for the Criminal Justice Professional

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  • ISBN13:

    9780078026386

  • ISBN10:

    0078026385

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/6/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

Criminal Law for the Criminal Justice Professional, third edition, presents a complete basic introduction to the substance of those rules and laws that comprise the fabric of the criminal justice system in the United States. This text, like the first edition, describes the structure of the system, the theories underlying criminal responsibility, and the elements of specific crimes. The general principles that motivate the lawmakers have not changed since the development of Anglo-American criminal law, though legislative detail and focus have varied. This new edition takes into account the shifts in emphasis of the lawmakers and courts in the development of American criminal law in the global political, economic, and social climate of the twenty-first century. Straightforwardyet analytical, the text aims at delivering to students a timely overview of the state of American criminal law. The book is designed primarily for undergraduates enrolled in basic criminal law classes for Criminal Justice students.

Table of Contents

Preface

About the Author

PART I Criminal Law and the Criminal Justice System

CHAPTER 1 Nature, Origins, Purposes, Structure, and Operation of the Criminal Justice System

CHAPTER 2 Constitutional Limitations on the Criminal Law

CHAPTER 3 Classification of Crimes and Basic Elements of Criminal Responsibility

PART II The Elements of Crime

CHAPTER 4 Parties to a Crime

CHAPTER 5 Incomplete Crimes

CHAPTER 6 Defenses to Crimes

CHAPTER 7 Punishment and Sentencing

PART III Types of Crime

CHAPTER 8 Criminal Homicide

CHAPTER 9 Crimes against Persons: Other Offenses

PART IV Crimes against Property

CHAPTER 10 Crimes against Habitation

CHAPTER 11 Crimes against Property

PART V Crimes against the Community and Institutions

CHAPTER 12 White-Collar Crimes

CHAPTER 13 Crimes against Public Order, Safety, and Morality

CHAPTER 14 Drug- and Alcohol-Related Crimes

CHAPTER 15 Crimes against the Administration of Justice

CHAPTER 16 Organized Crime, Gangs, and Terrorism

Glossary

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Case Index

Subject Index

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