Criminal Law Today An Introduction with Capstone Cases

ISBN-10: 0130922048

ISBN-13: 9780130922045

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

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List price: $88.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/3/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 747
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.938

(Note: Each chapter begins with an Introduction and concludes with a Summary, Questions for Discussion, Legal Resource on the World Wide Web, Suggested Readings and Classic Works, as well as Capstone Cases.)
The Nature and History of Criminal Law
What Is Criminal Law? The Purpose of Law?
Historical Sources of Today's Law
The Federal System
The Model Penal Code
Criminal Liability and the Essence of Crime
The Adversarial System
The Basic Elements of Crime
Expanding the Concept of Crime
Corpus Delicti
Additional Elements of Crime
Extending Criminal Liability: Inchoate Offenses and Parties to Crime
Criminal Attempt
Criminal Conspiracy
Criminal Solicitation
Parties to Crime
Justifications as Defenses
Types of Defense
The Nature of Defense
Justification as a Defense
Excuses as Defenses
The Nature of Excuses
Categories of Excuses
The Defense of Insanity
Competency to Stand Trial
Purpose of the Insanity Defense
The Insanity Defense—A Common Misunderstanding
What Is Insanity? History of Insanity Defense
Diminished Capacity
How Widely Used Is the Insanity Defense?
Legal and Social Dimensions of Personal Crime: Homicide
Criminal Homicide
Negligent Homicide
Legal and Social Dimensions of Personal Crime: Assault, Battery, and Other Personal Crimes
Assault, Battery, and Mayhem
Sex Offenses
Kidnapping and False Imprisonment
Legal and Social Dimensions of Property and Computer Crimes
Theft Crimes
Consolidation of Theft Crimes
Computer and High-Technology Crimes
Offenses against Public Order and the Administration of Justice
Crimes Against Public Order
Crimes Against the Administration of Government
Offenses against Public Morality
Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality
Victims and the Law
Who Is a Victim? A Short History of the Victim
Victim's Rights Legislation
Victim Statistics
The Costs of Criminal Victimization
Punishment and Sentencing
Sentencing Rationales
Imposing Criminal Sanctions
Plea Bargaining
Traditional Sentencing Options
Hate Crimes
Capital Punishment
Intermediate Sanctions
The Constitution of the United States of America
The Model Penal Code Excerpts
Table of Cases
Subject Index
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