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NCJ Number: 194098 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Law for Police Officers, Seventh Edition
Author(s): Neil C. Chamelin
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 334
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall Publishing
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Publication Number: ISBN 0-13-085233-3
Sale Source: Prentice Hall Publishing
Criminal Justice and Police Training
1 Lake Street
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book examines the fundamentals of criminal law, the criminal act, criminal responsibility, and crime descriptions.
Abstract: Chapter 1 provides a historical background of criminal law including the nature of law, the definition of crime, early development of criminal law, legal systems, and common law in the United States. Chapter 2 provides the fundamentals of criminal law, including morality, ex post facto laws, corpus delicti, and municipal ordinances. Jurisdiction is explained in Chapter 3, in particular regarding the territorial aspects, subject matter, juvenile court, and venue. The criminal act in regard to possession, procuring, methods used, causation, conspiracy, and liability is discussed in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 examines the mental element of crime, such as intent, recklessness, negligence, and mala prohibita offenses. In Chapter 6, the matters affecting criminal responsibility are discussed, including alibi, insanity, diminished capacity, entrapment, duress, religious belief, and crimes incidental to each other. Assault and related crimes are discussed in Chapter 7. They include simple assault, assault and battery, statutory, domestic violence, child abuse, mayhem, stalking, and hate crimes. Homicide is discussed in Chapter 8, including suicide and assisted suicide. Chapter 9 focuses on sex offenses and offenses to the family relationship, including seduction, incest, abortion, sodomy, and indecent exposure. Theft offenses, such as larceny, embezzlement, theft by fraud, and receiving or concealing stolen property, are discussed in Chapter 10. The definition of robbery, the taking in robbery, the force or threat of force in robbery, and modern robbery statutory modifications are discussed in Chapter 11. Chapter 12 examines burglary and related offenses. Arson is examined in Chapter 13, along with problems of proving an arson case. Chapter 14 provides information on forgery and related offenses. Chapter 15 discusses false imprisonment, abduction, and kidnapping. Chapter 16 focuses on crimes involving narcotic drugs and alcoholic beverages. Chapter 17 examines extortion, blackmail, and bribery. Traffic offenses are described in Chapter 18. Chapter 19 informs on crimes affecting the judicial process. Chapter 20 describes crimes against public order. Chapter 21 provides information on organized, white collar, and commercial crimes. Index
Main Term(s): Criminal law; Jurisdiction
Index Term(s): Common law; Crimes against persons; Criminal intent; Environmental laws; Property crimes; Traffic laws
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