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: *Materials have been updated. *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. *An entire chapter on offenses by and against juveniles. *Key words and phrases at the beginnings of each chapter, glossaries and thought provoking discussion questions at the end of each chapter. *Discussion of contemporary issues including carjacking, computer crimes, environmental crimes, stalking, hate crimes, RICO, and contraband forfeiture. *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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This book presents a general approach to substantive criminal law focusing on legal principles in plain English without the use of legalese and footnotes. New topics include hate crimes, assisted suicide, identity theft, and environmental crimes. As a reference for anyone in the law enforcement field.From the Publisher:
This text presents basic principles of criminal law through the use of actual court cases -- including documented criminal appeals decisions.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1991. Book Condition: Good. 5th Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP3743649
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