Code of Criminal Justice: A Practical Guide to the Penal Statutes

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The first of its kind, this book has taken on the monumental task of explaining what the criminal statutes mean. It contains hundreds of criminal statutes—in complete verbatim text—ranging from the well-known, basic offenses to the uncommon criminal laws that are rarely invoked. Chapters are accompanied by illustrative stories and practical application sections that draw readers in and help them apply statutes to realistic situations.  With national appeal, this practical guide makes the penal code a more interesting and educational tool. Verbatim printing of hundreds of criminal statutesranging from the well-known basic offenses to the uncommon criminal laws that are rarely invoked. Explanation of what each statute meanssets this book apart from others in the field. Practical Application Sections accompany each statute that defines a felony or misdemeanor.  Appropriate for a broad audience, it is a must for anyone attempting to understand and apply the United States criminal statutes.

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Code of Criminal Justice: A Practical Guide to the Penal Statutes serves as a comprehensive and detailed work to assist those who are attempting to understand and apply United States criminal statutes. It contains, in complete verbatim text, hundreds of criminal statutes and preceding each statutory chapter, or group of chapters, is a fictional fact pattern, followed by a practical application section. Readers can utilize the fact patterns and practical applications to understand the language of the statutes and thereafter determine how to appropriately charge pursuant to them.

 

*Contains hundreds of criminal statutes, ranging from the well-known, basic offenses to the uncommon criminal laws that that are rarely invoked

*Explains the criminal statutes in easy to understand terms

*Interesting and exciting fact patterns illustrate the criminal offenses

*Easy to understand practical application sections explain what the criminal statutes mean, the differences among them and how to appropriately charge under them

*A valuable text for students studying criminal law on all levels, with special end-of-chapter multiple choice and essay questions, and a comprehensive answer guide

*The perfect guide for law enforcement officers and lawyers to better understand the convoluted statutory language 

*A unique, reader-friendly explanatory tool for the lay person to understand the criminal statutes

*Deciphers the vague and unclear criminal statutes so all can easily understand them

*Makes learning and understanding the criminal statutes more accessible and more enjoyable

About the Author:

Kenneth Del Vecchio is a criminal lawyer who has tried over 400 cases, serving as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. He is also a critically acclaimed filmmaker whose movies have won awards and received national and international distribution. In addition, Del Vecchio is a published novelist.

 

As a lawyer, Del Vecchio is credited with being one of the youngest attorneys in New Jersey history to try and win a felony jury trial. Since then, Del Vecchio has handled literally thousands of criminal cases as both a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney.

 

Often headlined as a Renaissance Man, Kenneth Del Vecchio has been the subject of hundreds of national magazine and newspaper articles. He has been called The Triple Threat: Attorney, Author, Filmmaker by print and television media.

 

His films, primarily focusing on criminal law, include The Drum Beats Twice, Tinsel Town, Pride & Loyalty and Rules for Men.

 

In addition to his filmmaking career, Kenneth Del Vecchio is a published novelist, having authored the criminal suspense novels Revelation in the Wilderness and Pride & Loyalty. He resides in the Borough of North Haledon with his wife Francine.

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