This critical inquiry into the nature and underpinnings of criminal law legislation provides a comprehensive review and analysis of criminal law content from statutory, moral and philosophical perspectives. The book covers fundamental principles in criminal law codifications, delivers an accurate examination of criminal elements in felonies and misdemeanors and encourages critical inquiry and analysis beyond the volume. The volume introduces the definitions of crime, Actus Reus and Mens Rea and analyzes homicide, assault and other offenses, sexual offenses, crimes against property and habitation, offenses contrary to the public morality, inchoate offenses and criminal defenses. For those interested in critical inquiry into criminal law legislation.
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Any true understanding of criminal law and enforcement requires a journey into not only the facts and circumstances that define the crime, but also the mental framework where criminals think. It is no easy undertaking especially since those entrusted with criminal law enforcement have to prove the various elements of each offense charged. Charging and alleging criminal conduct can be done by anyone. Proving it calls for a true justice professional who understands the definitions of those conducts classified as crimes.
Criminal law thinkers need to be adept at fact gathering and analysis. They should have the keen, unceasing ability to join these acts with the intention of the person under suspicion. But there is much more on this road to knowledge, and this edition of Criminal Law covers all the territory. First, why do we define conduct as criminal? Why and how do we become comfortable judging others who engage in certain human activity? Is our criminal law system based on some sort of truth, morality, spiritual or religious dimension or is it simply the product of human passage and enactment? This text asks the provocative and controversial criminal law questions, from abortion to post-partum blues defenses, from prostitution to the legalization of drugs. Criminal Law exposes the reader to the most often witnessed criminality and engages the reader to learn the elements of each offense.
In addition, Criminal Law delivers practical insights from various occupational perspectives, including police officers, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, and victim caseworkers. In Criminal Law, the law of crimes comes alive both in text and in conversation and debate. By the end of this text, students will competently be able to tackle the wide range of issues that arise in criminal law practice, understand the nature of criminal liability and culpability, and feel comfortable about the heritage and tradition labeled the "criminal law."About the Author:
Dr. Nemeth has spent the vast majority of his professional life in the study and practice of law and justice. A recognized expert on ethics and the legal system, appellate legal practice and private-sector justice, he also is a prolific writer, having published numerous texts and articles on law and justice throughout his impressive career. He has been an educator for more than 30 years. He holds memberships in the New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania bars. Dr. Nemeth is soon to be Chair and Professor of Security, Fire and Emergency Services at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. He is a much-sought-after legal consultant for security companies and a recognized scholar on issues involving law and morality.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0130930954
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0130930954
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110130930954
Book Description Prentice Hall. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0130930954 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0045442