Texas Criminal Law

Texas Criminal Law

by Cliff E. (Eugene) Roberson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803973640

ISBN-13: 9780803973640

Pub. Date: 11/02/1995

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Compact yet comprehensive, Texas Criminal Law presents the technical and sometimes complicated subject of criminal law in an easy-to-digest language and format. A study guide for undergraduate criminal justice students, the text also serves as a handy reference for administration of justice professionals. In addition to the Texas Penal Code provisions, information on…  See more details below

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Compact yet comprehensive, Texas Criminal Law presents the technical and sometimes complicated subject of criminal law in an easy-to-digest language and format. A study guide for undergraduate criminal justice students, the text also serves as a handy reference for administration of justice professionals. In addition to the Texas Penal Code provisions, information on controlled substances from the Health and Safety Code, vehicle crimes from the Vehicle Code, and child provisions from the Family Code rounds out this substantive volume. Author Cliff Roberson organizes each chapter for maximum accessibility - he begins each paragraph with the code provision, notes the essential elements of each offense, and examines these key elements in nontechnical terms. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions and case problems. Texas Criminal Law discusses all the major state crimes. Other topics include definitions, preemption, culpability, causation, parties to a crime, criminal responsibility of corporations, and punishment. An ideal text for students and an indispensable resource for criminal justice professionals and personnel, this volume provides a study of the statutes, elements of the crime, the limits that are placed on our government in the control of criminal behavior, and the fundamental role that criminal law plays in our society.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803973640
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/02/1995
Pages:
127
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.21(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1An Introduction to the Texas Penal Code1
2Responsibility and Culpability9
3Assault Crimes19
4Criminal Homicide25
5Theft Offenses35
6Burglary and Arson45
7Sexual Offenses53
8Defenses to Criminal Behavior59
9Dangerous Weapons65
10Alcohol and Drug Crimes73
11Public Order Offenses83
12Public Decency Offenses93
13Organized Crime105
Table of Cases109
Subject Index111
About the Author117

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