Criminal Law and Procedure, 7th Edition / Edition 7

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CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE is an effective resource for learning all substantive and procedural aspects of criminal law. This practical, up-to-date text features important updates to criminal laws and statutes in the post 9-11 world, including white-collar crime, cybercrime, identity theft, new sentencing guidelines, and much more.

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Covering legal, procedural, and Constitutional issues, this textbook presents case examples, describes the history of criminal law, and outlines recent developments in criminal justice. Chapters cover the legal foundations of criminal justice, the substantive criminal law, and law enforcement and criminal procedure. The book includes excerpts from court decisions, including rulings from state cases, federal cases, and the Supreme Court. The book is intended for use in criminology, criminal justice, pre-law, political science, and paralegal courses. John M. Scheb is a senior judge for the Florida Court System and a lecturer at Stetson University College of Law; John M. Scheb II teaches political science at the University of Tennessee. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495809814
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Edition description: Seventh Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 758
  • Sales rank: 1,290,744
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

John M. Scheb was born in Orlando, Florida, in 1926. He entered the practice of law in 1950. He served as associate municipal judge in Sarasota, Florida, from 1957 to 1959. From 1959 to 1970, he served as City Attorney for the city of Sarasota. In 1974, he was appointed to the Florida District Court of Appeal, second district, a position he held until his retirement in 1992. Judge Scheb holds the B.A. from Florida Southern College, the J.D. from the University of Florida, and the LL.M. from the University of Virginia.

John M. Scheb, II attended the University of Florida, where he received a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in political science. He is now Professor and Head of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he specializes in public law, courts, and the judicial process. Professor Scheb has authored numerous articles in professional journals and is coauthor of several other textbooks, including: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM, 3rd Edition (Wolters Kluwer, 2013), LAW AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS (Thomson/Wadsworth, 2005), and AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, 6th Edition (Wadsworth/Cengage, 2014).

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Table of Contents

PART I: LEGAL FOUNDATIONS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE. 1. Fundamentals of Criminal Law and Procedure. 2. Organization of the CJ System. PART II: THE SUBSTANTIVE CRIMINAL LAW 3. Constitutional Limitations on the Prohibition of Criminal Conduct. 4. Elements of Crime and Parties to Crimes. 5. Inchoate Offenses. 6. Homicidal Offenses. 7. Other Offenses against Persons. 8. Property Crimes. 9. White Collar and Organized Crime. 10. Vice Crimes. 11. Offenses against Public Health and the Environment. 12. Offenses against Public Order, Safety, and National Security. 13. Offenses against Justice and Public Administration. 14. Criminal Responsibility and Defenses. PART III: LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE. 15. Search and Seizure. 16. Arrest, Interrogation, and Identification Procedures. 17. The Pretrial Process. 18. The Criminal Trial. 19. Sentencing and Punishment. 20. Appeal and Postconviction Relief.

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  • Posted April 17, 2010

    Excellent source for all aspects of criminal law and procedure

    . It gives you extensive coverage of current legal developments including the "three strikes" law, street gang legislation, white-collar crime, and regulatory offenses. Examines all significant criminal cases from the From arrest through trial, appeal, and post-conviction review, this resource offers the most efficient method for approaching all aspects of criminal law and procedure. Detailed chapter outlines, succinct sections, descriptive headings, tables of cases, statutes, forms, instructions, and an index are also provided.
    - Easy-to-use references are integrated into the text
    - Includes broad coverage of complex issues and unsettled law
    - Regular supplementation maintains cutting edge currency
    - Enables study of precise language used by the courts and legislature with quotes from leading cases and statutes
    - Explores legal trends and significant changes in the law through the examination of relevant historical background
    - Features expert insight into judicial reasoning with carefully selected and critically examined cases
    - Provides expert analysis, skillful case selection and classification, and critical examination of statutory and case law
    - Contains excellent coverage of white collar crime and regulatory offenses, critical for civil practitioners
    - Comprehensive consolidated index speeds research
    - Convenient compact size and excellent hardbound cover
    - Includes time table
    - Quickly find rules and Code sections
    - Updated with current amendments

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