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Basic Criminal Law : The United States Constitution, Procedure and Crimes,9780130797711

Basic Criminal Law : The United States Constitution, Procedure and Crimes

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Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
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Summary

KEY BENEFIT: This book places criminal law in its historical context and presents constitutional protections in a readable and engaging way. It sheds light on criminal law concepts and uses historical highlights to personalize and apply them to new factual situations. KEY TOPICS: Relevant coverage shows readers that terrorism is not a 21st century invention, and that military tribunals have tried wartime enemies caught on our soil with Supreme Court approval.For paralegals, legal assistants, and individuals interested in a career in corrections or law enforcement.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
What Is Criminal Law?
1(32)
Introduction and Historical Background
2(1)
Theories of Law and Schools of Jurisprudence
2(3)
Criminal Law vs. Civil Law
5(2)
Types of Crimes
7(2)
The American Judicial System
9(6)
The Criminal Trial Process
15(6)
Sources of Law
21(3)
Chapter Summary
24(3)
Key Terms
27(3)
Discussion Questions
30(1)
For Further Reading
30(1)
Quotations for Chapter One
31(1)
Endnotes
31(2)
The Origins of American Criminal Law
33(14)
Introduction
34(1)
Anglo-Saxon Tribal Law to 1066
34(2)
The Norman Invasion and Its Aftermath 1066--1215
36(4)
The Magna Carta of 1215
40(1)
The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
41(2)
Chapter Summary
43(1)
Key Terms
43(1)
Discussion Questions
44(1)
For Further Reading
44(1)
For Further Viewing
45(1)
Quotations for Chapter Two
45(1)
Endnotes
45(2)
The Colonial Period's Influence on American Criminal Law
47(12)
Introduction
48(1)
New England
48(1)
The Middle Atlantic Colonies
49(3)
The Chesapeake Bay Colonies
52(1)
The Carolinas and Georgia
52(1)
American Independence
53(1)
The Napoleonic Code
54(1)
Chapter Summary
55(1)
Key Terms
55(1)
Discussion Questions
56(1)
For Further Reading
56(1)
For Further Viewing
57(1)
Quotations for Chapter Three
57(1)
Endnotes
58(1)
Constitutional Rights Before Arrest
59(22)
Introduction and Historical Background
60(1)
What Is an Unreasonable Search?
61(6)
Search Warrants and Probable Cause
67(2)
Double Jeopardy
69(4)
Ex Post Facto Laws and Bills of Attainder
73(1)
Right to Remain Silent
74(1)
Right to Reasonable Bail
74(2)
Chapter Summary
76(1)
Key Terms
77(1)
Discussion Questions
77(1)
For Further Reading
78(1)
Quotations for Chapter Four
78(1)
Endnotes
79(2)
Constitutional Rights After Arrest
81(18)
Introduction
82(1)
The Constitutional Right to Counsel in Criminal Cases
82(3)
The Poor and the Right to Counsel
85(2)
The Constitutional Right to Remain Silent
87(1)
Immunity
88(2)
Privilege and the Right to Keep Others Silent
90(3)
Compelling the Production of Physical Evidence
93(1)
The Right to a Speedy Trial
94(1)
Chapter Summary
95(1)
Key Terms
96(1)
Discussion Questions
96(1)
For Further Reading
96(1)
For Further Viewing
97(1)
Quotations for Chapter Five
97(1)
Endnotes
97(2)
The Constitutional Right to Trial by Jury
99(23)
Introduction and Historical Background
100(2)
Defining the Right to Trial by Jury
102(2)
How the Jury Pool Is Selected
104(2)
Empaneling the Jury
106(5)
Pretrial Publicity, Change of Venue or Venire, and Sequestration
111(3)
Rendering the Verdict Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
114(2)
Chapter Summary
116(1)
Key Terms
117(2)
Discussion Questions
119(1)
For Further Reading
119(1)
For Further Viewing
119(1)
Quotations for Chapter Six
119(1)
Endnotes
120(2)
Constitutional Rights Post-Conviction
122(24)
Introduction and Historical Background
123(1)
Defining Punishment
124(1)
Cruel and Unusual Punishments
125(1)
The Death Penalty
125(1)
Procedural Safeguards Required by the Eighth Amendment
126(1)
Appropriate Methods of Death
127(1)
Persons Who Can Be Executed
128(3)
Offenses Punishable by Death
131(2)
Life in Prison
133(2)
Prison Conditions
135(1)
Emerging Trends
136(4)
Chapter Summary
140(1)
Key Terms
141(1)
Discussion Questions
141(1)
For Further Reading and Viewing
141(1)
Quotations for Chapter Seven
142(1)
Endnotes
142(4)
Murder
146(13)
Introduction
147(1)
Murder
147(1)
Felony Murder
148(2)
Manslaughter
150(1)
Euthanasia
151(2)
Infanticide
153(1)
Killings That Are Not Crimes
153(1)
Practice Pointers
153(2)
Chapter Summary
155(1)
Key Terms
156(1)
Discussion Questions
157(1)
For Further Reading
157(1)
Quotations for Chapter Eight
158(1)
Endnotes
158(1)
Crimes Against the Person: Violence
159(26)
Introduction
160(1)
Rape and Other Sex Crimes
160(4)
Assault
164(2)
Domestic Violence
166(2)
Hate Crimes
168(2)
Abduction and Kidnapping
170(3)
Child Abuse and Neglect
173(4)
Practice Pointers
177(2)
Chapter Summary
179(1)
Key Terms
180(1)
Discussion Questions
181(1)
Further Reading
181(1)
Quotations for Chapter Nine
182(1)
Endnotes
182(3)
Crimes Against Property
185(23)
Introduction
186(4)
Theft or Larceny
190(3)
Robbery
193(2)
Burglary
195(3)
Arson
198(3)
Forgery and Check Fraud
201(1)
Practice Pointers
202(1)
Chapter Summary
203(1)
Key Terms
204(1)
Discussion Questions
205(1)
Further Reading
206(1)
Quotations for Chapter Ten
206(1)
Endnotes
206(2)
Treason, Terrorism, and Wartime Criminal Justice
208(22)
Introduction and Historical Background
209(1)
Wartime Power
210(3)
Habeas Corpus in Wartime and the Question of Military Tribunals
213(4)
Defining Treason and Sedition
217(3)
Defining Terrorism
220(4)
Practice Pointers
224(1)
Chapter Summary
225(1)
Key Terms
225(1)
Discussion Questions
226(1)
For Further Reading and Viewing
226(1)
Quotations for Chapter Eleven
227(1)
Endnotes
227(3)
Crimes Against the State
230(21)
Introduction
231(1)
Perjury
231(4)
Obstruction of Justice
235(2)
Contempt
237(4)
Bribery
241(2)
Corrupt Organizations
243(1)
Impeachment
244(3)
Practice Pointers
247(1)
Chapter Summary
247(1)
Key Terms
248(1)
Discussion Questions
248(1)
For Further Reading
249(1)
Quotations for Chapter Twelve
249(1)
Endnotes
249(2)
Social Crimes
251(17)
Introduction
252(1)
Prostitution
252(2)
Fornication, Adultery, and Polygamy/Polyandry
254(1)
Abortion
255(1)
Sodomy
256(1)
Public Indecency or Lewdness
257(1)
Gambling
258(2)
Drug Production and Use
260(3)
Practice Pointers
263(1)
Chapter Summary
263(1)
Key Terms
264(1)
Discussion Questions
265(1)
For Further Reading and Viewing
265(1)
Quotations for Chapter Thirteen
266(1)
Endnotes
266(2)
Common Law Defenses
268(17)
Introduction
269(1)
Justification Defenses
269(2)
Duress Defenses
271(1)
Other Common Law Defenses
272(1)
Capacity Defenses
273(1)
Insanity
274(4)
Competency to Stand Trial
278(1)
Incapacity and Punishment
279(1)
Practice Pointers
280(1)
Chapter Summary
280(2)
Key Terms
282(1)
Discussion Questions
283(1)
For Further Reading
283(1)
Quotations for Chapter Fourteen
284(1)
Endnotes
284(1)
Appendix A: The Constitution of the United States of America 285


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