Texas Criminal Law Principles and Practices

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/1/2008
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Designed for the state of Texas, this book emphasizes the criminal laws of the Lone Star State using an approachable, example-filled style. Each chapter includes references to the source content and emphasizes actual practices and common day-to-day procedures used by Texas law enforcement, prosecutorial, and correctional agencies. Unique CRIMEGRAPHS graphically display the elements of the major offenses contained in the Texas Penal Code and appear in each chapter. Throughout the book, it focuses on the elements of the major criminal offenses and defenses in Texas as described in the Texas Penal Code.

Table of Contents

Foundations of Criminal Law
Elements of a Crime
The Criminal Law in Daily Practice
Parties of Offenses
Criminal Homicide
Assault and Sexual Assault
Kidnapping and Related Offenses
Property Destruction Offenses
Theft, Fraud, and Related Offenses
Burglary and Criminal Trespass
Offenses Against Government Operations
Public Disorder and Safety Offenses
Preparatory Offenses
General Defenses and Justification
Glossary of Terms
Using the Texas Penal Code and Court Decisions
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