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Basic Criminal Law: The Constitution, Procedure, and Crimes, 4th Edition

By Anniken Davenport

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 20, 2014


Basic Criminal Law: The Constitution, Procedure, and Crimes, Fourth Edition, offers a comprehensive, well-organized approach to understanding key legal concepts and to developing the essential skills and hands-on experience students will need as they enter the legal profession. The text’s teaching resources include an Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint lecture slides, and a Test Bank.


Teaching and Learning Experience

  • The text is rich with features that guide students through the history of criminal law, the crimes themselves, and specific legal procedures.
  • Every chapter offers opportunities to develop the real-world skills that students will need when they enter the workforce.
  • The text’s teaching resources are available online to download and include an Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint lecture slides, and a Test Bank.

Table of Contents

1. What is Criminal Law? 

2. What is a Crime?           

3. Crimes Against the Person: Murder 

4. Crimes Against the Person: Sex Crimes             

5. Crimes Against the Person: Other Violent Crimes 

6. Crimes Against Property 

7. Social Crimes 

8. Treason, Terrorism, & Wartime Criminal Justice 

9. Crimes Against the State

10. Common Law Defenses 

11. Criminal Procedure: Constitutional Rights Before Arrest           

12. Criminal Procedure: Constitutional Rights After Arrest 

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

14. Criminal Procedure: Constitutional Rights Post-Conviction 

Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-13-348481-5

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-348481-6

Format: Book

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