Criminal Law / Edition 12

Criminal Law / Edition 12

by Thomas J. Gardner, Terry M. Anderson
     
 

Intended for law enforcement students, this textbook introduces the basic concepts of criminal law, describes the various types of crimes committed against persons or their property, and explains the basis of prosecuting other types of criminal conduct. The ninth edition incorporates recent Supreme Court decisions. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR See more details below

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Intended for law enforcement students, this textbook introduces the basic concepts of criminal law, describes the various types of crimes committed against persons or their property, and explains the basis of prosecuting other types of criminal conduct. The ninth edition incorporates recent Supreme Court decisions. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781285458410
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
60,419
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: BASIC CONCEPTS OF CRIMINAL LAW. 1. Criminal Law Generally. 2. Purposes, Scope, and Sources of Criminal Law. 3. Essential Elements of a Crime. 4. Criminal Liability. 5. Criminal Responsibility and the Capacity to Commit a Crime. 6. The Law Governing the Use of Force. 7. Other Criminal Defenses. 8. Criminal Punishment. 9. Jurisdiction. PART TWO: THE BALANCING OF CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS WITH THE NEED FOR PUBLIC ORDER. 10. The Limits of Free Speech. 11. Maintaining Public Order in Public and Private Places. 12. The Limits of Other Freedoms. PART THREE: CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON. 13. Homicide. 14. Assault, Battery, and Other Crimes Against the Person. PART FOUR: CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY. 15. Theft, Robbery, and Burglary. 16. Shoplifting and Other Crimes Against Businesses and Corporations. 17. Fraud and Other Property Crimes. PART FIVE: SEX CRIMES. 18. Rape and Related Sex Crimes. 19. Prostitution, Related Offenses, and AIDS. PART SIX: OTHER CRIMINAL CONDUCT. 20. Drug Abuse and Alcohol-Related Crimes. 21. Gangs, Organized Crime, and Terrorism. 22. The Crime of Contempt and Other Crimes Against Government.

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