Criminal Law Today: An Introduction with Capstone Cases / Edition 3

Criminal Law Today: An Introduction with Capstone Cases / Edition 3

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by Frank J Schmalleger
     
 

This book is designed to introduce readers to the fundamental nature of law, to give them an overview of general legal principles, and to help them develop a special understanding of the historical development of criminal law and its contemporary form and function in today's American society. Real stories and photographs of contemporary situations and issues

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This book is designed to introduce readers to the fundamental nature of law, to give them an overview of general legal principles, and to help them develop a special understanding of the historical development of criminal law and its contemporary form and function in today's American society. Real stories and photographs of contemporary situations and issues bring the content to life, and Capstone Cases provide insights into the everyday workings of American jurisprudence and illustrate the logic by which appellate decisions are made.

This volume provides complete coverage of the nature and history of criminal law, criminal liability and the essence of crime, the concept of crime, justifications as defenses, excuses as defenses, the defense of insanity, legal and social dimensions of homicide, assault, battery, and other personal crimes, property and computer crimes, offenses against public order and the administration of justice, offenses against public morality, victims and the law, and punishment and sentencing.

For individuals interested in criminal law and its function in society.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131702875
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 11.18(h) x 1.28(d)

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Table of Contents


Introduction     v
The Nature and History of Criminal Law     1
Criminal Liability and the Essence of Crime     13
Expanding the Concept of Crime     24
Extending Criminal Liability: Inchoate Offenses and Parties to Crime     31
Justifications as Defenses     44
Excuses as Defenses     53
The Defense of Insanity     62
Legal and Social Dimensions of Personal Crime: Homicide     70
Legal and Social Dimensions of Personal Crime: Assault, Battery, and Other Personal Crimes     81
Legal and Social Dimensions of Property and Computer Crimes     93
Offenses Against Public Order and the Administration of Justice     106
Offenses Against Public Morality     118
Victims and the Law     128
Punishment and Sentencing     138

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