Criminal Law for the Criminal Justice Professional / Edition 2

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Criminal Law for the Criminal Justice Professional equips students with a straightforward yet analytical overview of theory and substantive criminal law in the United States. It describes the structure of the system, the theories underlying criminal responsibility, and the elements of specific crimes. Through Case Applications students are able to review and learn the reasoning behind court decisions. Pedagogical features such as On the Job boxes, Problem-Solving Exercises, Workplace Applications, and Ethics Exercises help students understand ethical and practice issues and the realities of the workplace.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073401256
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/4/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 1,324,089
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Criminal Law and the Criminal Justice System

Ch. 1 Nature, Origins, Purposes, Structure, and Operation of the Criminal Justice System 1

Ch. 2 Constitutional Limitations on the Criminal Law 34

Ch. 3 Classification of Crimes and Basic Elements of Criminal Responsibility 55

Pt. II The Elements of Crime

Ch. 4 Parties to a Crime 80

Ch. 5 Incomplete Crimes 112

Ch. 6 Defenses to Crimes 143

Ch. 7 Punishment and Sentencing 184

Pt. III Types of Crime

Ch. 8 Criminal Homicide 206

Ch. 9 Crimes against Persons: Other Offenses 241

Pt. IV Crimes against Property

Ch. 10 Crimes against Habitation 274

Ch. 11 Crimes against Property 293

Pt. V Crimes against the Community and Institutions

Ch. 12 White-Collar Crimes 311

Ch. 13 Crimes against Public Order, Safety, and Morality 339

Ch. 14 Drug- and Alcohol-Related Crimes 367

Ch. 15 Crimes against the Administration of Justice 399

Ch. 16 Organized Crime, Gangs, and Terrorism 421

Glossary 453

Photo Credits 464

Case Index 465

Subject Index 467

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