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Introduction to Criminal Law

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What is crime? What are the elements of a crime? What are the common defenses one can use against a criminal accusation? The answers to these questions and more are covered in the second edition of Survey of Criminal Law. From crimes against people and property to crimes against society, Survey of Criminal Law, Second Edition provides a case law approach to one of the most fundamental and relevant topics in law today. This book provides the essential tools needed to succeed in the highly challenging world of ...
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Overview

What is crime? What are the elements of a crime? What are the common defenses one can use against a criminal accusation? The answers to these questions and more are covered in the second edition of Survey of Criminal Law. From crimes against people and property to crimes against society, Survey of Criminal Law, Second Edition provides a case law approach to one of the most fundamental and relevant topics in law today. This book provides the essential tools needed to succeed in the highly challenging world of criminal law, including all-new coverage of contemporary criminal law issues such as AIDS, stalking, hate crimes, and environmental crimes; hypothetical, fact-based scenarios that reinforce critical thinking skills and the understanding of key topics; and complete coverage of defenses, including factual, statutory, and constitutional defenses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827355019
  • Publisher: Cengage Delmar Learning
  • Publication date: 7/28/1993
  • Series: Paralegal Series

Table of Contents

Preface
Table of Cases
Ch. 1 Introduction to the Legal System of the United States 3
Ch. 2 Introduction to Criminal Law 26
Ch. 3 The Two Essential Elements 53
Ch. 4 Crimes Against the Person 90
Ch. 5 Crimes Against Property and Habitation 132
Ch. 6 Crimes Against the Public 159
Ch. 7 Parties and Inchoate Offenses 196
Ch. 8 Factual and Statutory Defenses 209
Ch. 9 Constitutional Defenses 237
App. A The Constitution of the United States of America 267
App. B Selected Excerpts from the Model Penal Code 279
Glossary 317
Index 326
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