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New York Code of Criminal Justice: A Practical Guide, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Kenneth Del Vecchio

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: May 30, 2008

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


Specific to the state of New York, this book has taken on the monumental task of explaining what the criminal statutes mean. The first of its kind, it contains every statute found in the New York penal code and every New York motor vehicle statute, all in complete verbatim text. Chapters are accompanied by illustrative stories and practical application sections that draw readers in and help them apply statutes to realistic situations.  Its goal is to decipher each New York statute ineasy-to-understand terms–discussing what the statutes mean, how one charges under them, the differences among them and the elements of the offenses.

Table of Contents



Title A — General Purposes, Rules of Construction and Definitions

General Purposes

General Rules of Construction and Application



Title B — Principles of Criminal Liability


Parties to Offenses and Liability Through Accessorial Conduct


Title C — Defenses

Defenses in General

Defense of Infancy

Defense of Justification

Other Defenses Involving Lack of Culpability




Title E - Sentences

Classification and Designation of Offenses

Authorized Dispositions of Offenders

Sentences of Probation, Conditional Discharge and Unconditional Discharge

Sentences of Imprisonment


Sentence of Intermittent Imprisonment




Title G — Anticipatory Offenses

Criminal Solicitation



Criminal Facilitation


Title H — Offenses Against the Person Involving Physical Injury, Sexual Conduct, Restraint and Intimidation

Assault and Related Offenses

Homicide, Abortion and Related Offenses

Sex Offenses

Kidnapping, Coercion and Related Offenses


Title I — Offenses Involving Damage to and Intrusion Upon Property

Burglary and Related Offenses

Criminal Mischief and Related Offenses



Title J — Offenses Involving Theft


Offenses Involving Computers; Definition of Terms

Welfare Fraud


Other Offenses Related to Theft


Title K — Offenses Involving Fraud

Forgery and Related Offenses

Offenses Involving False Written Statements

Insurance Fraud

Criminal Diversion of Prescription Medications and Prescriptions

Robbery Not Involving Public Servants, and Related Offenses

Frauds on Creditors

Other Frauds


Title L — Offenses Against Public Administration

Official Misconduct and Obstruction of Public Servants Generally

Bribery Involving Public Servants and Related Offenses

Escape and Other Offenses Relating to Custody

Perjury and Related Offenses

Other Offenses Relating to Judicial and Other Proceedings


Title M — Offenses Against Public Health and Morals

Controlled Substances Offenses

Offenses Involving Marihuana

Gambling Offenses

Prostitution Offenses

Obscenity and Related Offenses


Title N — Offenses Against Public Order, Public Sensibilities and the Right to Privacy

Offenses Against Public Order

Harassment of Rent Regulated Tenants

Offenses Against Public Sensibilities

Offenses Against the Right to Privacy


Title O — Offenses Against Marriage, the Family, and the Welfare of Children and Incompetents

Offenses Affecting the Marital Relationship

Offenses Relating to Chlildren, Disabled Persons and Vulnerable Elderly Persons

Sexual Performance by a Child


Title P — Offenses Against Public Safety

Firearms and Other Dangerous Weapons

Other Offenses Relating to Public Safety

Offenses Relating to Unauthorized Recording




Title W — Provisions Relating to Firearms, Fireworks, Pornography Equipment and Vehicles Used in the Transportation of Gambling Records

Licensing and Other Provisions Relating to Firearms

Licensing and Other Provisions Relating to Fireworks

Seizure and Forfeiture of Equipment Used in Promoting Pornography

Seizure and Forfeiture of Vehicles, Vessels and Aircraft Used to Transport or Conceal Gambling Records

Seizure and Destruction of Unauthorized Recordings of Sound and Forfeiture of Equipment Used in the Production Thereof

Disposal of Stolen Property


Title X — Organized Crime Control Act

Enterprise Corruption

Money Laundering

Criminal Forfeiture — Felony Controlled Substances Offenses


Title Y — Hate Crimes Act of 2000

Hate Crimes


Title Y-1



Title Z — Laws Repealed; Time of Taking Effect

Laws Repealed; Time of Taking Effect


Appendix A — Criminal Procedure Law of New York State


Appendix B — Vehicle and Traffic Law of New York State




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