Basic Criminal Law : The Constitution, Procedure, and Crimes

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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KEY BENEFIT: This book guides readers through three basic aspects of criminal law: the history of criminal law, the crimes themselves, and specific legal procedures. Offering a new organization, it presents crimes first and then procedures and highlights current events and caselaw throughout. KEY TOPICS: This edition features a new integrative case study, newYou Make the Callexercises, and original source material to support classroom discussion and debate. By addressing the fundamentals of criminal law history, the Constitution, and even how media coverage impacts criminal proceedings, students can begin to explore the law in their jurisdiction and build upon the fundamental knowledge this book delivers. For paralegals, legal assistants, and individuals interested in a career in corrections or law enforcement.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
What is Criminal Law?
What is Crime?
Crimes Against the Person: Murder
Crimes Against the Person: Violence
Crimes Against Property
Treason, Terrorism, and Wartime Criminal Justice
Crimes Against the State
Social Crimes
Common Law Defenses
Constitutional Rights Before Arrest
Constitutional Rights After Arrest
The Constitutional Right to Trial by Jury
Constitutional Rights Post-Conviction
The Constitution of The United States
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