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Criminal Law

ISBN-10: 1455730521
ISBN-13: 9781455730520
Edition: 10th 2013 (Revised)
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Description: This classic introduction to criminal law for criminal justice students combines the best features of a casebook and a textbook. Criminal Law covers substantive criminal law and explores its principles, sources, distinctions, and limitations.  More...

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Book details

List price: $94.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/4/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 840
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.070
Language: English

This classic introduction to criminal law for criminal justice students combines the best features of a casebook and a textbook. Criminal Law covers substantive criminal law and explores its principles, sources, distinctions, and limitations. Definitions and elements of crimes are explained, and defenses to crimes are thoroughly analyzed. A unique strength of Criminal Law is its discussion of the federal criminal code and the specific recognition of the common-law origins of modern law.NEW to this Edition:Coverage of terrorism and associated law.Student ancillary aids, including self assessment, a question bank, and case study assets.Updated Legal News sections.Features:Each chapter includes outline, key terms and concepts, guidance to help the reader understand what is important in each chapter, as well as Legal News sections, highlighting current criminal law issues.Part II contains briefs of judicial decisions related to the topics covered in the text, in order to help the reader learn rule of law as well as the reasoning of the court that guides future court rulings.Part III contains a glossary and a table of cases.

Dr. Joycelyn Pollock has been a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Texas State University-San Marcos (formerly Southwest Texas State University) since 1993. She previously served as a probation and parole officer in the state of Washington and a program review specialist for the New York Department of Correctional Services. She taught law and criminology at the University of Turku, Finland, as a Fulbright fellow and conducted training in the areas of criminology, sexual harassment and ethics. Dr. Pollock's many published works include PRISON: TODAY AND TOMORROW; WOMEN, LAW, AND SOCIAL CONTROL; PRISONS AND PRISON LIFE: COSTS AND CONSEQUENCES; and MORALITY STORIES. She received a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany and a J.D. from the University of Houston.

Defining Crime
Principles of Criminal Liability
Capacity and Defenses
Preparatory Activity Offenses
Offenses Against Persons-Excluding Sex Offenses
Offenses Against Persons-Sex Related
Offenses Against Property-Destruction and Intrusion Offenses
Offenses Involving Theft and Deception
Offenses Involving Morality and Decency
Offenses Against Public Peace
Offenses Against Justice Administration
United States Criminal Code: Offenses Against Persons and Property
United States Criminal Code: Other Offenses
Judicial Decisions Relating to Part I
Constitution of the United States of America, Glossary, and Table of Cases

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