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NCJ Number: 221403 Find in a Library
Title: North Carolina Crimes: A Guidebook on the Elements of Crime, Sixth Edition
Author(s): Jessica Smith
Corporate Author: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government
United States of America
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 736
Sponsoring Agency: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5381
Publication Number: ISBN 978-1-56011-568-7
Sale Source: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government
Knapp-Sanders Building
Campus Box 3330
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5381
United States of America
Type: Reference Material
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book is designed to be a reference source on North Carolina's substantive criminal law for use by magistrates, prosecutors, public defenders, defense lawyers, and judges.
Abstract: The book covers all criminal offenses in North Carolina except those that are rarely encountered in North Carolina's criminal justice system. Although it covers some motor vehicle offenses, it does not attempt to present comprehensive coverage of the State's motor vehicle laws. Neither does it contain law on such special domains as alcoholic beverage control law and fish-and-game law. This sixth edition of the book includes statutory changes made through the 2006 session of the General Assembly and case law through December 31, 2006. The book has introductory chapters on states of mind, defenses, participants in crime, and punishment under structured sentencing. Separate chapters address law on major categories of offenses. The information on each offense within a category is divided into five sections: the statute, if any, dealing with the offense; the elements of the offense; the punishment for the offense; notes on legal points about and case law concerning the offense that are not evident in the listing of the elements; and the names of related offenses not in the chapter. Readers may find a particular offense by consulting the detailed table of contents at the beginning of the book, which lists all covered offenses; the directory of statutes, which lists all discussed statutory offenses in statutory order at the back of the book; or the subject index.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Criminal codes; North Carolina; State laws
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