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Principles of Criminal Law

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This paperback text, briefer and significantly less expensive than its competitors, presents the basic concepts and principles of criminal law. The authors present the material in a straightforward and easy-to-read-and-understand format. They provide prevailing positions on specific issues, without going into lengthy explanations of majority and minority positions. This clarity of presentation allows them to include material not often found in other criminal law texts, such as white collar crime, victimless crime, political crime, and non- political crimes against the government. Companion materials, found at include a student study guide and casebook.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Sources of Criminal Lawp. 1
Punishmentp. 3
Principles of Criminal Responsibilityp. 5
Morals Versus Lawp. 5
Classification of Crimesp. 7
Origins of Criminal Lawp. 11
Case Lawp. 15
Reform of Criminal Lawp. 17
Police Powers of Governmentp. 18
Summaryp. 20
Additional Assignmentsp. 20
Practicump. 21
Notesp. 21
Worldwide Web Sites for Legal Resourcesp. 21
Limitations on Criminal Liabilityp. 23
Bill of Rightsp. 25
Eighth Amendmentp. 26
Due Processp. 26
Jurisdictionp. 27
Social Harmp. 32
Right to Privacyp. 33
Legalityp. 34
Equal Protectionp. 35
Double Jeopardyp. 36
Summaryp. 37
Additional Assignmentsp. 38
Practicump. 39
Notesp. 39
Basic Requirements of a Criminal Actp. 40
Act-Actus Reusp. 42
Intent-Mens Reap. 46
Joinder of Intent and Actp. 53
Causationp. 54
Presumptionsp. 55
Vertical Growth of Criminal Codesp. 58
Summaryp. 58
Additional Assignmentsp. 59
Practicump. 60
Notesp. 60
Inchoate or Anticipatory Crimes and Criminal Liabilityp. 62
Attemptp. 64
Solicitationp. 70
Conspiracyp. 74
Accomplices and Accessoriesp. 80
Comparing and Contrasting Inchoate Crimesp. 85
Summaryp. 86
Additional Assignmentsp. 87
Practicump. 87
Notesp. 88
Criminal Responsibilityp. 92
Justification and Excusep. 106
Procedural Defensesp. 121
Summaryp. 123
Additional Assignmentsp. 125
Practicump. 125
Notesp. 125
Homicidep. 127
Murderp. 129
Felony-Murderp. 139
Voluntary Manslaughterp. 143
Involuntary Manslaughterp. 146
Negligent Manslaughterp. 148
Special Problems in Homicidep. 151
Comparing and Contrasting Homicidesp. 153
Summaryp. 154
Additional Assignmentsp. 154
Practicump. 155
Notesp. 155
Sex Offensesp. 157
Rapep. 159
Sodomy and Oral Copulationp. 169
Other Sexual Acts and Offensesp. 174
Summaryp. 178
Additional Assignmentsp. 179
Practicump. 180
Notesp. 180
Other Crimes Against Personsp. 182
Kidnappingp. 184
False Imprisonmentp. 187
Trafficking in Humansp. 189
Stalkingp. 190
Assault and Batteryp. 194
Aggravated Assault and Batteryp. 196
Mayhemp. 197
Summaryp. 199
Additional Assignmentsp. 200
Practicump. 200
Notesp. 201
Robbery, Extortion, and Briberyp. 202
Robberyp. 204
Extortionp. 212
Special Problems in Robbery and Extortionp. 218
Briberyp. 219
Summaryp. 220
Additional Assignmentsp. 220
Practicump. 221
Notesp. 221
Theft and Other Crimes Involving Propertyp. 222
Larcenyp. 224
Embezzlementp. 229
False Pretensesp. 231
Consolidation of Theft Offensesp. 231
Receiving Stolen Propertyp. 233
Forgeryp. 233
Money Launderingp. 236
Counterfeitingp. 238
Identity Theftp. 239
Federal and State Racketeering Lawsp. 240
Summaryp. 242
Additional Assignmentsp. 242
Practicump. 243
Notesp. 243
Crimes Against Habitationp. 244
Burglaryp. 246
Arsonp. 256
Special Problems in Crimes Against Habitationp. 264
Summaryp. 266
Additional Assignmentsp. 266
Practicump. 267
Notesp. 267
Crimes Against Public Moralsp. 269
Obscenityp. 270
Prostitutionp. 275
Games of Chancep. 277
Public Corruptionp. 281
Under Color of Lawp. 281
Summaryp. 283
Additional Assignmentsp. 283
Practicump. 283
Notesp. 284
Narcotic and Alcohol Offensesp. 285
Narcotic Offensesp. 287
Alcohol Offensesp. 299
Solutionsp. 305
Summaryp. 310
Additional Assignmentsp. 311
Practicump. 311
Notesp. 311
Special Crimes and Offensesp. 313
Child Abusep. 314
Elder Abusep. 320
Spousal Abusep. 324
Summaryp. 331
Additional Assignmentsp. 331
Practicump. 332
Notesp. 332
Sentencing and Punishmentp. 335
Introduction to Sentencingp. 338
Types of Sentencesp. 343
Incarceration and Its Alternativesp. 347
Victim Rightsp. 351
The Death Penaltyp. 354
Summaryp. 363
Additional Assignmentsp. 364
Practicump. 364
Notesp. 365
Case Indexp. 367
Subject Indexp. 370
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