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Texas Criminal Law: Principles and Practices, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Jerry L. Dowling

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Aug 14, 2008

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For courses in substantive Criminal Law.


Designed for the state of Texas, this book emphasizes the criminal laws of the Lone Star State using an approachable, example-filled style. Each chapter includes references to the source content and emphasizes actual practices and common day-to-day procedures used by Texas law enforcement, prosecutorial, and correctional agencies. Unique CRIMEGRAPHS graphically display the elements of the major offenses contained in the Texas Penal Code and appear in each chapter. Throughout the book, it focuses on the elements of the major criminal offenses and defenses in Texas as described in the Texas Penal Code.

Table of Contents

1.      Foundations of Criminal Law

2.      Elements of a Crime

3.      The Criminal Law in Daily Practice

4.      Parties of Offenses

5.      Criminal Homicide

6.      Assault and Sexual Assault

7.      Kidnapping and Related Offenses

8.      Property Destruction Offenses

9.      Theft, Fraud, and Related Offenses

10.  Robbery

11.  Burglary and Criminal Trespass

12.  Offenses Against Government Operations

13.  Public Disorder and Safety Offenses

14.  Preparatory Offenses

15.  General Defenses and Justification




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$55.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-501755-5