Essentials of Criminal Law

Paperback | October 17, 2011

byNeil E. Chamelin, Andrew C Thomas

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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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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...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.8 inPublished:October 17, 2011Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0135110572

ISBN - 13:9780135110577

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Table of Contents

Preface   

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