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The fourth edition of Criminal Law Today presents a comprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to the basics of criminal law. The text provides students with the tools and information they need to gain an understanding of the fundamental nature of law, general legal principles, the historical development of criminal law, and its form and function in American society today. Key features are case excerpts that illustrate important legal themes in the context of the chapter topics.
New to the Fourth Edition:
-MyCrimeKit website offers multimedia, study materials, assessment questions, access to full-text versions of the Capstone Cases, and many other up-to-date online resources for students and instructors.
-Full-color diagrams, illustrations, and other figures have been added to reinforce key concepts in the chapters and illustrate important, complex, and challenging concepts for easier understanding.
-Chapter 11, “Terrorism and Human Trafficking,” discusses terrorist activity as defined under federal law, relevant provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, Guantanamo inmates entering the civilian court system, and human smuggling.
-Coverage of Islamic law (Chapter 1), cybercrime (Chapter 10), and environmental crime (Chapter 10).
Table of Contents
|The Nature & History of Criminal Law|
|Criminal Liability & the Elements of Crimes|
|Expanding the Concept of Crime|
|Extending Criminal Liability: Incohate Offenses & Parties to Crime|
|Justifications as Defenses|
|Excuses as Defenses|
|Legal & Social Dimensions of Personal Crime: Homicide|
|Legal & Social Dimensions of Personal Crime: Assault, Battery, and other Personal Crimes|
|Legal & Social Dimensions of Property & Computer Crimes|
|Offenses Against Public Order & the Administration of Justice|
|Terrorism and Human Trafficking|
|Offenses Against Public Morality|
|Victims and teh Law|
|Punishment & Sentencing|
|The Constitution of the United States of America|
|Model Penal Code Excerpts|
|Glossary Table of Cases|
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