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Code of Criminal Justice: A Practical Guide to the Penal Statutes, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Kenneth Del Vecchio

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 10, 2008

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For courses in Criminal Justice, Criminal Law, and Policing.  


The first of its kind, this book has taken on the monumental task of explaining what the criminal statutes mean. Appropriate for a broad audience, it is a must for anyone attempting to understand and apply the United States criminal statutes. It contains hundreds of criminal statutes–in complete verbatim text–ranging from the well-known, basic offenses to the uncommon criminal laws that are rarely invoked. Chapters are accompanied by illustrative stories and practical application sections that draw readers in and help them apply statutes to realistic situations.  With national appeal, this practical guide makes the penal code a more interesting and educational tool.

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     1.    Criminal Homicide

     2.    Assault; Reckless Endangering; Threats

     3.    Kidnapping and Related Offenses: Coercion

     4.    Sexual Assault

     5.    Robbery

     6.    Bias Felonies

     7.    Arson, Criminal Mischief, and Other Property Destruction

     8.    Burglary and Other Criminal Intrusion

     9.    Theft and Related Offenses

    10.   Forgery and Fraudulent Practices

    11.   Disturbing Human Remains

    12.   Offenses Against the Family, Children and Incompetents

    13.   Domestic Violence

    14.   Bribery and Corrupt Influence

    15.   Perjury and Other Falsification in Official Matters

    16.   Obstructing Governmental Operations: Escapes

    17.   Misconduct in Office; Abuse of Office

    18.   Riot, Disorderly Conduct, and Related Offenses

    19.   Public Indecency

    20.  Controlled Dangerous Substances

    21.   Drug Paraphernalia

    22.   Gambling Offenses

    23.   Terrorism

    24.   Firearms, Other Dangerous Weapons and Instruments of Crime

    25.   Hazing, Cloning and Other Offenses Relating to Public Safety

    26.   Racketeering

    27.   General Principles of Liability and Justification; Defenses; Inchoate Felonies


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