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Principles of Criminal Law, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Harvey Wallace, Cliff Roberson

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 3, 2011

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For courses in Introduction to Criminal Law and Principles of Criminal Law.


With its brief format and narrative approach, this book moves away from dense citations and lengthy discussion to present the basic concepts and principles of criminal law in a clear and accessible tone. Covering a variety of topics, it discusses crimes such as white collar crime, victimless crime, and political crime, in addition to the major offenses. Chapters focus on real-world applications and include short edited cases, focus boxes, and end-of-chapter practicums. Fully updated in this edition, the revision includes new How Would You Rule sections and material on terrorism, home invasion robbery, and racketeering.

Table of Contents

1.      Sources of Criminal Law

2.      Limitations on Criminal Liability

3.      Basic Requirements of a Criminal Act

4.      Inchoate or Anticipatory Crimes and Criminal Liability

5.      Defenses

6.      Homicide

7.      Sex Offenses

8.      Other Crimes Against Persons

9.      Robbery, Extortion, and Bribery

10.  Theft and Other Crimes Involving Property

11.  Crimes Against Habitation

12.  Crimes Against Public Morals

13.  Narcotic and Alcohol Offenses

14.  Special Crimes and Offenses

15.  Sentencing and Punishment

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Principles of Criminal Law, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition
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$51.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-511367-7