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Basic Criminal Law: The Constitution, Procedure, and Crimes, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By Anniken Davenport

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 6, 2011

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For courses in criminal law and criminal procedure (as well as supplementary readings in constitutional law) in the paralegal and more general criminal justice programs.


Basic Criminal Law, Third Edition offers a comprehensive, well-organized approach to understanding key legal concepts and to developing the real-world skills students will as paralegals or in other criminal justice roles. Thoroughly updated for the latest trends, it guides students through the history of criminal law, the crimes themselves, and specific legal procedures. To promote interest, it presents crimes first and then procedures, and highlights current events and case law throughout. This edition’s new features include: completely revamped end-of-chapter material, including a comprehensive Building Your Professional Skills section; a new chapter on sex crimes; more coverage of evidence, technology, and appeals; more charts and diagrams; new state-specific examples, and updated case studies throughout.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 What is Criminal Law? 

Chapter 2 What is a Crime?           

Chapter 3 Crimes Against the Person: Murder 

Chapter 4 Crimes Against the Person: Sex Crimes             

Chapter 5 Crimes Against the Person: Other Violent Crimes 

Chapter 6 Crimes Against Property 

Chapter 7 Social Crimes 

Chapter 8 Treason, Terrorism, & Wartime Criminal Justice 

Chapter 9 Crimes Against the State

Chapter 10 Common Law Defenses 

Chapter 11 Criminal Procedure: Constitutional Rights Before Arrest           

Chapter 12 Criminal Procedure: Constitutional Rights After Arrest 

Chapter 13 Criminal Procedure: The Constitutional Right to Trial by Jury           

Chapter 14 Criminal Procedure: Constitutional Rights Post-Conviction 

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$72.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-215158-0