Criminal Law for Police Officers

ISBN-10: 0130941018

ISBN-13: 9780130941015

Edition: 8th 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Neil E. Chamelin

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The eighth edition of Criminal Law for Police Officers presents the historical concepts fundamental to understanding criminal law. The book is written in a non-legalese format, which makes it very student friendly. Areas covered include jurisdiction, matters of responsibility and accountability, and general principles about the criminal act. New to this Edition: bull; bull;Materials have been updated. bull;Comprehensive discussions on crimes include assaults, homicide, sex offenses, theft, robbery, burglary, arson, forgery, kidnapping, drug offenses, alcohol-related crimes, traffic offenses, and many more. bull;An entire chapter on offenses by and against juveniles. bull;Key words and phrases at the beginnings of each chapter, glossaries and thought provoking discussion questions at the end of each chapter. bull;Discussion of contemporary issues including carjacking, computer crimes, environmental crimes, stalking, hate crimes, RICO, and contraband forfeiture. bull;Humorous stories used to illustrate and enliven the materials. Some limited free web sites for legal research are included in the reference sections at the end of chapters. Many examples are used to illustrate points (the majority of which) are taken from actual cases.
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Book details

List price: $77.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/14/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 366
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Preface
Historical Background of Criminal Law
Introduction
The Nature of Law
Definition of Crime
Early Development of Criminal Law
Legal Systems and the Beginning of Common Law
Common Law in the United States
Fundamentals of Criminal Law
Introduction
Morality and the Law
Classification of Crimes
Enactment and Interpretation of Statutes
Ex Post Facto Laws
Status of Municipal Ordinances
Corpus Delicti
Lesser and Greater Included Offenses
Jurisdiction
Introduction
Territorial Aspects of Jurisdiction
Jurisdiction over the Person
Jurisdiction over the Subject Matter
Concurrent or Overlapping Jurisdiction
Venue and Its Relation to Jurisdiction
Internet Jurisdiction
The Criminal Act
Introduction
Possession as an Act
Procuring as an Act
Status as an Act
Methods Used to Commit the Act
Crime by Omission or Negative Act
Causation
Attempt
Assault Distinguished from Attempt
Conspiracy
Solicitation
Party to Crime: Participation
Vicarious Liability
The Mental Element
Introduction
Intent
Types of Intent (Mens Rea)
Recklessness
Negligence
The Mental Element in Mala Prohibita Offenses
Matters Affecting Criminal Responsibility: Affirmative Offenses
Introduction
Insanity
Alibi
Intoxication
Immunity
Statute of Limitations
Mistake of Fact
Mistake of Law
Entrapment
Consent
Duress
Necessity
Religious Belief
Custom
Victim's Guilt
Selective Enforcement
Use of Force as a Defense
Double Jeopardy
Crimes Incidental to Each Other
Battered Spouse Syndrome as a Defense
Assault and Related Crimes
Introduction
Simple Assault
Assault and Battery (Battery)
Statutory Assault and Battery
Domestic Violence
Assault on Sports Officials
Mayhem
Stalking
Hate Crime
Homicide
Introduction
Noncriminal Homicide
Criminal Homicide
Suicide
Assisted Suicide
Sex Offenses and Offenses to the Family Relationship
Introduction
Forcible Rape
Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, and Sexual Battery
Statutory Rape
Seduction
Fornication and Adultery
Incest
Abortion
Sodomy
Indecent Exposure
Obscenity
Prostitution and Related Offenses
Bigamy and Polygamy
Sexual Predator and Sexual Offender
Theft
Introduction
Larceny
Embezzlement
Obtaining Property by Fraudulent Means
Receiving or Concealing Stolen Property
Other Types of Theft
Robbery
Introduction
Definition of Robbery
The Taking in Robbery
Force or Threat of Force in Robbery
Modern Robbery: Statutory Modifications
Carjacking
Burglary and Related Offenses
Introduction
Definition of Burglary
Statutory Modifications
Home Invasion
Arson
Introduction
Willful and Malicious Intent
Burning
Dwelling House
Another Person
Statutory Modifications of Arson
Burning with Intent to Defraud an Insurer
Problems of Proving an Arson Case
Forgery and Related Offenses
Introduction
Committing Forgery
Uttering a Forged Instrument
Making and Uttering Worthless Checks
Counterfeiting
False Imprisonment, Abduction, and Kidnapping
Introduction
False Imprisonment
Abduction
Kidnapping
Crimes Involving Narcotic Drugs and Alcoholic Beverages
Introduction: Narcotics Legislation
Analysis of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act
Acquisition, Possession, and Use of Narcotic Drugs
Crimes Involving the Use, Sale, and Manufacture of Alcoholic Beverages
Crimes Involving the Manufacture and Sale of Alcoholic Beverages
Public Drunkenness
Extortion, Blackmail, and Bribery
Introduction
Extortion
Blackmail
Bribery
Other Crimes Chargeable Against Public Officials
Offenses by and Against Juveniles
Introduction
Who Is a Juvenile?
Makeup of the Juvenile Court System
Changing Philosophy
Juvenile Court Jurisdiction
Child Abuse
Child Molesting
Battered Child Syndrome
Juveniles and the Internet
Assault on Schoolteachers
Vicarious Liability and Parental Responsibility
Imposition of the Death Penalty on Juveniles
Future of the Juvenile Court System
Traffic Offenses
Introduction
Moving and Nonmoving Violations: Signs and Signals
Territorial Application of Traffic Laws
Who Must Obey Traffic Laws?
Parking and Related Offenses
Speeding Offenses
Racing
Driving Under the Influence
Reckless Driving
Vehicular Homicide
Hit and Run
Doctrine of Lesser Included Offenses and Traffic Laws
Can There Be a Defense for Mala Prohibita Offenses?
Criminal or Civil?
Crimes Affecting the Judicial Process
Introduction
Perjury
Subornation of Perjury
Embracery
Escape, Rescue, and Prison Break
Obstruction of Justice
Criminal Contempt
Crimes Against Public Order
Introduction
Unlawful Assembly, Rout, and Riot
Affray
Breach of the Peace, Disturbing the Peace, and Disorderly Conduct
Nuisance
Malicious Mischief, Malicious Destruction of Property, Vandalism, and Criminal Mischief
Trespass of Real Property
Vagrancy
False Public Alarm, Harassment, and Violation of Privacy
Gambling and Related Offenses
Organized, White-Collar, and Commercial Crimes
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