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Principles of criminal law

Author: Harvey Wallace; Cliff Roberson
Publisher: Boston : Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey Wallace; Cliff Roberson
ISBN: 9780205582570 0205582575
OCLC Number: 180852072
Description: viii, 376 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Sources of criminal law --
Punishment --
Principles of criminal responsibility --
Morals versus law --
Classification of crimes --
Origins of Criminal Law --
Case Law --
Reform of Criminal Law --
Police powers of government --
2. Limitations on criminal liability --
Bill of Rights --
Eighth Amendment --
Due process --
Jurisdiction --
Social harm --
Right to privacy --
Legality --
Equal protection --
Double jeopardy --
3. Basic requirements of a criminal act --
Act : Actus Reus --
Intent : Mens Rea --
Joinder of intent and act --
Causation --
Presumptions --
Vertical growth of criminal codes --
4. Inchoate or anticipatory crimes and criminal liability --
Attempt --
Solicitation --
Conspiracy --
Accomplices and accessories --
Comparing and contrasting inchoate crimes --
5. Defenses --
Criminal responsibility --
Justification and excuse --
Procedural defenses --
6. Homicide --
Murder --
Felony-murder --
Voluntary manslaughter --
Involuntary manslaughter --
Negligent manslaughter --
Special problems in homicide --
Comparing and contrasting homicides --
7. Sex offenses --
Rape --
Sodomy and oral copulation --
Other sexual acts and offenses --
8. Other crimes against persons --
Kidnapping --
False imprisonment --
Trafficking in humans --
Stalking --
Assault and battery --
Aggravated assault and battery --
Mayhem --
9. Robbery, extortion, and bribery --
Robbery --
Extortion --
Special problems in robbery and extortion --
Bribery --
10. Theft and other crimes involving property --
Larceny --
Embezzlement --
False pretenses --
Consolidation of theft offenses --
Receiving stolen property --
Forgery --
Money laundering --
Counterfeiting --
Identity theft --
Federal and State racketeering laws --
11. Crimes against habitation --
Burglary --
Arson --
Special problems in crimes against habitation --
12. Crimes against public morals --
Obscenity --
Prostitution --
Games of chance --
Public corruption --
Under color of law --
13. Narcotic and alcohol offenses --
Narcotic offenses --
Alcohol offenses --
14. Special crimes and offenses --
Child abuse --
Elder abuse --
Spousal abuse --
15. Sentencing and punishment --
Introduction to sentencing --
Types of sentences --
Incarceration and it alternatives --
Victim rights --
The death penalty --
Case index.
Responsibility: Harvey Wallace, Cliff Roberson.
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