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Criminal Law For Police Officers

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Edition:
9th
ISBN13:

9780131188129

ISBN10:
0131188127
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

The ninth edition of Criminal Law for Police Officers presents the historical concepts" fundamental to understanding criminal law. The book is written in a non-legalese format, which makes it very student friendly. Areas covered include jurisdiction, matters of responsibility and accountability, and general principles about the criminal act. New to this edition: bull; bull;New example added to chapter seven on assaults on sports officials bull;More material added to the "suicide by cop" in chapter eight bull;The section in chapter nine, which deals with sodomy, has been re-written in compliance with a recent Supreme Court case. bull;The section in chapter nine which addresses the civil commitment of convicted sexual predators and offenders with registration requirements under Megan's Law bull;Added material on the Amber Alert to chapter fifteen bull;New material on dealing with violators of the telemarketing fraud laws, new section on insurance fraud has been added to chapter twenty-two bull;Statistical information has been updated in all chapters

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Historical Background of Criminal Law
2(10)
Introduction
3(1)
The Nature of Law
3(2)
Definition of Crime
5(1)
Early Development of Criminal Law
6(1)
Legal Systems and the Beginning of Common Law
7(1)
Common Law in the United States
8(4)
Fundamentals of Criminal Law
12(14)
Introduction
13(1)
Morality and the Law
13(1)
Classification of Crimes
14(2)
Enactment and Interpretation of Statutes
16(3)
Ex Post Facto Laws
19(1)
Status of Municipal Ordinances
20(1)
Corpus Delicti
21(1)
Lesser and Greater Included Offenses
22(4)
Jurisdiction
26(10)
Introduction
27(1)
Territorial Aspects of Jurisdiction
28(2)
Jurisdiction over the Person
30(1)
Jurisdiction over the Subject Matter
31(1)
Concurrent or Overlapping Jurisdiction
31(2)
Venue and Its Relation to Jurisdiction
33(1)
Internet Jurisdiction
33(3)
The Criminal Act
36(24)
Introduction
37(1)
Possession as an Act
37(2)
Procuring as an Act
39(1)
Status as an Act
39(1)
Methods Used to Commit the Act
40(1)
Crime by Omission or Negative Act
41(1)
Causation
41(2)
Attempt
43(5)
Assault Distinguished from Attempt
48(1)
Conspiracy
49(3)
Solicitation
52(1)
Party to Crime: Participation
52(4)
Vicarious Liability
56(4)
The Mental Element
60(12)
Introduction
61(2)
Intent
63(1)
Types of Intent (Mens Rea)
64(1)
Recklessness
65(1)
Negligence
66(2)
The Mental Element in Mala Prohibita Offenses
68(4)
Matters Affecting Criminal Responsibility: Affirmative Offenses
72(36)
Introduction
74(1)
Insanity
74(5)
Alibi
79(1)
Intoxication
79(2)
Immunity
81(1)
Statute of Limitations
82(1)
Mistake of Fact
83(1)
Mistake of Law
84(1)
Entrapment
85(2)
Consent
87(1)
Duress
88(2)
Necessity
90(1)
Religious Belief
91(1)
Custom
92(1)
Victim's Guilt
92(1)
Selective Enforcement
92(1)
Use of Force as a Defense
93(8)
Double Jeopardy
101(1)
Crimes Incidental to Each Other
102(1)
Battered Spouse Syndrome as a Defense
102(6)
Assault and Related Crimes
108(14)
Introduction
109(1)
Simple Assault
109(2)
Assault and Battery (Battery)
111(1)
Statutory Assault and Battery
112(1)
Domestic Violence
113(1)
Assault on Sports Officials
114(1)
Mayhem
115(1)
Stalking
116(2)
Hate Crime
118(4)
Homicide
122(22)
Introduction
123(2)
Noncriminal Homicide
125(1)
Criminal Homicide
125(13)
Suicide
138(1)
Assisted Suicide
139(5)
Sex Offenses and Offenses to the Family Relationship
144(22)
Introduction
145(1)
Forcible Rape
146(6)
Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, and Sexual Battery
152(1)
Statutory Rape
153(1)
Seduction
154(1)
Fornication and Adultery
155(1)
Incest
155(1)
Abortion
156(2)
Sodomy
158(1)
Indecent Exposure
158(1)
Obscenity
158(3)
Prostitution and Related Offenses
161(1)
Bigamy and Polygamy
162(1)
Sexual Predator and Sexual Offender
162(4)
Theft
166(26)
Introduction
167(2)
Larceny
169(7)
Embezzlement
176(1)
Obtaining Property by Fraudulent Means
177(3)
Receiving or Concealing Stolen Property
180(5)
Other Types of Theft
185(7)
Robbery
192(10)
Introduction
193(1)
Definition of Robbery
194(1)
The Taking in Robbery
194(2)
Force or Threat of Force in Robbery
196(3)
Modern Robbery: Statutory Modifications
199(1)
Carjacking
199(3)
Burglary and Related Offenses
202(12)
Introduction
203(1)
Definition of Burglary
203(8)
Statutory Modifications
211(1)
Home Invasion
211(3)
Arson
214(8)
Introduction
215(1)
Willful and Malicious Intent
215(1)
Burning
216(1)
Dwelling House
216(1)
Another Person
217(1)
Statutory Modifications of Arson
217(1)
Burning with Intent to Defraud an Insurer
218(1)
Problems of Proving an Arson Case
219(3)
Forgery and Related Offenses
222(12)
Introduction
223(1)
Committing Forgery
223(4)
Uttering a Forged Instrument
227(1)
Making and Uttering Worthless Checks
228(2)
Counterfeiting
230(4)
False Imprisonment, Abduction, and Kidnapping
234(12)
Introduction
235(1)
False Imprisonment
235(3)
Abduction
238(1)
Kidnapping
239(7)
Crimes Involving Narcotic Drugs and Alcoholic Beverages
246(10)
Introduction: Narcotics Legislation
247(1)
Analysis of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act
248(2)
Acquisition, Possession, and Use of Narcotic Drugs
250(2)
Crimes Involving the Use, Sale, and Manufacture of Alcoholic Beverages
252(1)
Crimes Involving the Manufacture and Sale of Alcoholic Beverages
253(1)
Public Drunkenness
253(3)
Extortion, Blackmail, and Bribery
256(6)
Introduction
257(1)
Extortion
257(2)
Blackmail
259(1)
Bribery
259(1)
Other Crimes Chargeable Against Public Officials
260(2)
Offenses by and Against Juveniles
262(16)
Introduction
263(1)
Who Is a Juvenile?
264(1)
Makeup of the Juvenile Court System
265(1)
Changing Philosophy
265(1)
Juvenile Court Jurisdiction
266(2)
Child Abuse
268(1)
Child Molesting
269(1)
Battered Child Syndrome
269(1)
Juveniles and the Internet
270(1)
Assault on Schoolteachers
271(1)
Vicarious Liability and Parental Responsibility
272(1)
Imposition of the Death Penalty on Juveniles
273(1)
Future of the Juvenile Court System
274(4)
Traffic Offenses
278(14)
Introduction
279(1)
Moving and Nonmoving Violations: Signs and Signals
280(1)
Territorial Application of Traffic Laws
280(1)
Who Must Obey Traffic Laws?
280(1)
Parking and Related Offenses
281(1)
Speeding Offenses
282(1)
Racing
283(1)
Driving Under the Influence
284(2)
Reckless Driving
286(1)
Vehicular Homicide
286(1)
Hit and Run
287(1)
Doctrine of Lesser Included Offenses and Traffic Laws
287(1)
Can There Be a Defense for Mala Prohibita Offenses?
288(1)
Criminal or Civil?
289(3)
Crimes Affecting the Judicial Process
292(16)
Introduction
293(1)
Perjury
293(4)
Subornation of Perjury
297(2)
Embracery
299(1)
Escape, Rescue, and Prison Break
299(4)
Obstruction of Justice
303(1)
Criminal Contempt
304(4)
Crimes Against Public Order
308(12)
Introduction
309(1)
Unlawful Assembly, Rout, and Riot
309(1)
Affray
310(1)
Breach of the Peace, Disturbing the Peace, and Disorderly Conduct
310(1)
Nuisance
311(1)
Malicious Mischief, Malicious Destruction of Property, Vandalism, and Criminal Mischief
312(1)
Trespass of Real Property
313(1)
Vagrancy
314(1)
False Public Alarm, Harassment, and Violation of Privacy
315(1)
Gambling and Related Offenses
316(4)
Organized, White-Collar, and Commercial Crimes
320(13)
Introduction
321(2)
Organized Crime
323(3)
White-Collar and Commercial Crimes
326(3)
Environmental Crime
329(1)
Insurance Fraud
330(3)
Index 333

Excerpts

In this ninth edition, I have again listened to the comments of reviewers and made some changes. The basic format of the book has not changed but there are some areas of organization of content that needed clarification. In the introductory section of chapter 4, I explain why I have included the topics of attempts, solicitation and conspiracy in this chapter rather than treating them in a separate chapter. Similarly, I address why the topic of causation is included in this chapter. A subtitle has been added to Chapter 6 with art explanation in the introduction that many of the issues covered are considered affirmative defenses. The section on statutory assaults has been retitled and expanded to include statutory batteries. In Chapter 9, the section on sodomy has been rewritten to address a recent Supreme Court decision. The section previously titled Criminal Sexual Psychopath Laws has been retitled and rewritten to cover the civil commitment of sexual offenders and predators and sexual offender registration laws (often referred to as Megan's Law.) The section on kidnapping in chapter 15 now contains material on the national Amber alert program. Updated statistics on juveniles on death row are included in Chapter 18 and statistical materials on money laundering have been included in Chapter 22. Other changes in Chapter 22 include some new material on telemarketing fraud laws and a new section on insurance fraud. In addition the changes mentioned, materials have been updated where necessary, new questions for discussion have been added to some chapters, new contemporary examples and illustrations of legal points have been added, and many chapters contain new sidebar material some of which are for fun and some are hopefully informative.


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