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Principles of criminal law

Author: Harvey Wallace; Cliff Roberson
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey Wallace; Cliff Roberson
ISBN: 9780135121580 0135121582
OCLC Number: 663953397
Description: viii, 328 pages ; 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 of 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 --
Sexual assault --
8. Other crimes against persons --
Kidnapping --
False imprisonment --
Trafficking in humans --
Stalking --
Assault and battery --
Aggravated assault and battery --
Mayhem --
Terrorism. 9. Robbery, extortion, and bribery --
Special problems in robbery and extortion --
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 --
Incest, bigamy, and polygamy --
Games of chance --
Public corruption --
13. Narcotic and alcohol offenses --
Narcotic offenses --
Alcohol offenses --
Solutions --
14. Special crimes and offenses --
Child abuse --
Elder abuse --
Spousal abuse --
15. Sentencing and punishment --
Introduction to sentencing --
Types of sentences --
Incarceration and its alternatives --
Victims' rights --
The death penalty.
Responsibility: Harvey Wallace, Cliff Roberson.

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