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Essentials of Criminal Law / Edition 11

Essentials of Criminal Law / Edition 11

by Neil E. Chamelin, Andrew C Thomas


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Essentials of Criminal Law / Edition 11

ESSENTIALS OF CRIMINAL LAW, 11/e is an easy-to-read, clear, and comprehensive introduction to criminal law for criminal justice majors and non-majors at all levels. Avoiding overly complex issues, it explains key principles through real-world examples, so they can be easily and quickly understood. Thoroughly reviewed and revised for even greater clarity and relevance, this edition contains multiple examples from drawn from The American Law Institute’s Model Penal Code. Even more than previous editions, it goes beyond a pure “law enforcement” orientation, offering a broader and more all-encompassing approach to criminal law. This edition also contains extensive updates to reflect the latest changes in statutory and case law; notably, revisions related to narcotics law, juvenile offenses, forgery and counterfeiting.

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ISBN-13: 9780135110577
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 10/31/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 448,368
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


1. Historical Background of Criminal Law

2. Fundamentals of Criminal Law

3. Jurisdiction

4. The Criminal Act

5. The Mental Element

6. Matters Affecting Criminal Responsibility: Affirmative Defenses

7. Assault and Related Crimes

8. Homicide

9. Sex Offenses and Offenses to the Family Relationship

10. Theft

11. Robbery

12. Burglary and Related Offenses

13. Arson

14. Forgery, Uttering and Counterfeiting

15. False Imprisonment, Abduction, and Kidnapping

16. Crimes Involving Narcotic Drugs and Alcoholic Beverages

17. Extortion, Blackmail, and Bribery

18. Offenses By and Against Juveniles

19. Traffic Offenses

20. Crimes Affecting the Judicial Process

21. Crimes against Public Order

22. Organized, White-Collar, and Commercial Crimes

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