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NCJ Number: 75359 Find in a Library
Title: Technical Terminology in Criminal Law
Corporate Author: Riverside Cty Sheriff's Dept
United States of America

Mt San Jacinto College
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Sponsoring Agency: Acad of Justice
Riverside, CA 92509
Mt San Jacinto College
San Jacinto, CA 92383
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Riverside Cty Sheriff's Dept
Riverside, CA 92502
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Acad of Justice
1500 Castellano Road
Riverside, CA 92509
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This instructional package on the terminology of police work consists of an audio cassette recording, a film strip, and a workbook composed of supplementary activities and tests.
Abstract: Crimes consist of four elements: (1) acts, (2) statute violations, (3) commissions or omissions, and (4) punishment or penalties, Criminal actions can be classified in two ways: (1) those acts which are bad in and of themselves (mala-in-se acts) and (2) those acts which have been defined as bad by a legislative body. Crimes can be divided into three divisions, based on the punishment prescribed for them: (1) felonies, (2) misdemeanors, and (3) infractions. Felonies are normally punished by death or by incarceration in a State prison. Misdemeanors are normally punished by imprisonment in a county or local jail or by a fine. Infractions are not normally punished by imprisonment; infraction violators are not normally eligible for a trial by jury or to the appointment of counsel at the public's expense. Officers should handle infraction suspects in the same way that misdemeanor suspects would be handled. The materials in this packet are designed to be utilized for individualized instruction. A unit overview and an instructor's key for the test questions are also included in the workbook.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; California; Criminal codes; Felony; Misdemeanor; Police education
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. Kit includes a 35mm color filmstrip, a 20 minute audio cassette and workbook. Kit is available on loan. Criminal Justice Education Series.
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