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NCJ Number: 185777 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Law and Procedure, Third Edition
Author(s): John M. Scheb J.D.; John M. Scheb II Ph.D.
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 764
Sponsoring Agency: Wadsworth Publishing Co
Belmont, CA 94002
Publication Number: ISBN 0-534-53505-4
Sale Source: Wadsworth Publishing Co
Ten Davis Drive
Belmont, CA 94002
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a comprehensive review of the laws and procedures of the United States criminal justice system.
Abstract: The book is divided into four sections: Introduction to the Criminal Justice System, The Substantive Criminal Law, Law Enforcement and Criminal Procedure, and Specialized Topics in Criminal Law and Procedure. The four sections contain 22 chapters: (1) Fundamentals of Criminal Law and Procedure; (2) Organization of the Criminal Justice System; (3) Constitutional Limitations on the Prohibition of Criminal Conduct; (4) Elements of Crimes and Parties to Crimes; (5) Inchoate Offenses; (6) Offenses Against Persons; (7) Crimes Against Property; (8) Offenses Against Public Morality; (9) Alcohol and Drug Offenses; (10) White-Collar and Organized Crime; (11) Offenses Against Public Health and the Environment; (12) Offenses Against Public Order and Safety; (13) Offenses Against Justice and Public Administration; (14) Criminal Responsibility and Defenses; (15) Search and Seizure; (16) Arrest, Interrogation, and Identification; (17) Pretrial Process; (18) Criminal Trial; (19) Sentencing and Punishment; (20) Appeal and Postconviction Relief; (21) Juvenile Justice; and (22) Military Justice System. Each chapter includes questions for discussion and solution, key terms, and excerpts from judicial decisions. Figures, tables, appendixes, glossary, table of cases, index
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Course materials; Courts; Criminal justice overview texts; Judicial decisions; Juvenile justice system; Military justice; Organized crime; Pretrial procedures; Search and seizure; Trials; White collar crime
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