Criminal Law Today by Frank J. Schmalleger

Criminal Law Today

byFrank J. Schmalleger, Daniel E. Hall

Paperback | January 5, 2016

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Bringing criminal law to life.

Criminal Law Today, 6/e, brings criminal law to life by relating it to real stories from today’s headlines. The text’s approach is strongly influenced by the belief that the law has always been, and remains, a vital policy-making tool. As a topic for study and discussion, the nature and life of the law is more important today than ever before. The text highlights the challenges that face the law as it continues to adapt to the needs of a complex and rapidly changing society and features a balanced text/casebook approach that provides a lively introduction to criminal law. Effective in-text learning tools give students the resources they need to master the material presented in the text.

 

To give your students the most accurate picture of criminal law today, the material on law and crime is updatedthroughout the Sixth Edition. New cases and stories drawn from recent real-life events are included to draw readers into the material and help them contextualize how theory translates into practice.

 

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About The Author

Frank Schmalleger, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He chaired the university’s department of sociology, social work, and criminal justice for almost 20 years – while specializing in research in crime and delinquency. He has taught dozens of courses at both the graduate and un...

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Title:Criminal Law TodayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 10.7 × 8.4 × 1 inPublished:January 5, 2016Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0134163737

ISBN - 13:9780134163734

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Nature and History of Criminal Law 1

Chapter 2 Criminal Liability and the Essence of Crime 39

Chapter 3 Expanding the Concept of Crime 66

Chapter 4 Extending Criminal Liability: Inchoate Offenses and Parties to Crime 92

Chapter 5 Justifications as Defenses 128

Chapter 6 Defenses: Excuses and Insanity 153

Chapter 7 Crimes Against Persons: Homicide 212

Chapter 8 Crimes Against Persons: Assault, Sex Offenses, and Other Crimes 244

Chapter 9 Property and Computer Crimes 274

Chapter 10 Offenses against Public Order and the Administration of Justice 323

Chapter 11 Offenses against Public Morality 366

Chapter 12 Terrorism and Human Trafficking 404

Chapter 13 Victims and the Law 429

Chapter 14 Punishment and Sentencing 465

Apendix A H ow to Brief a Case A -1

Apendix B Model Penal Code Excerpts A -4

Glossary G-1

Table of Cases I-1

Index I-5