ISBN-10:
0133512576
ISBN-13:
2900133512570
Pub. Date:
01/21/2015
Publisher:
Pearson
Texas Criminal Law: Principles and Practices / Edition 2

Texas Criminal Law: Principles and Practices / Edition 2

by Jerry L. Dowling

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Overview

Texas Criminal Law: Principles and Practices / Edition 2

For undergraduate courses in Texas Criminal Law

Criminal Law in the Lone Star State

Texas Criminal Law: Principles and Practices provides an in-depth review of Texas criminal law while highlighting how Texas legal sanctions differ from other states. Its state-specific focus on terminology and laws makes this an ideal text for readers planning to serve in the Texas criminal justice system.

The Second Edition uses historical references and inter-state comparisons to examine the Texas criminal law system in varied contexts. The book uses real world examples of the day-to-day application of laws by law enforcement to connect major concepts to their practical application in the field. A scholarly presentation is balanced by an informal tone, making Texas Criminal Law interesting and easily digestible for readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900133512570
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/21/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Jerry L. Dowling is Professor of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. He has taught courses on criminal law, criminal procedure, and other law-based courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at SHSU for over 40 years. During the same period, he has conducted numerous legal training sessions for Texas peace officers, police chiefs, and sheriffs. He holds the Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the College of Law at the University of Tennessee. Prior to becoming a university teacher, Professor Dowling served as a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foundations of Criminal Law

Chapter 2 Elements of a Crime

Chapter 3 The Criminal Law in Daily Practice

Chapter 4 Parties to Offenses

Chapter 5 Criminal Homicide

Chapter 6 Assault and Sexual Assault

Chapter 7 Kidnapping and Related Offenses

Chapter 8 Property Destruction Offenses

Chapter 9 Theft, Fraud, and Related Offenses

Chapter 10 Robbery, Burglary, and Criminal Trespass

Chapter 11 Offenses Against Government Operations

Chapter 12 Public Disorder, Indecency, Health, and Safety Offenses

Chapter 13 Intoxication Offenses

Chapter 14 Preparatory Offenses and Organized Criminal Activity

Chapter 15 General Defenses and Justification

Chapter 16 Federal Criminal Law

Appendix Using the Texas Penal Code and Court Decisions

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