Criminal Law
Criminal Law

This textbook introduces you to our legal system in the United States, the basic elements of a crime, the specific elements of commonly encountered crimes, and most criminal defenses. Criminal law always involves the government and government action, so you will also review the pertinent sections of the United States Constitution and its principles as they apply to criminal law. By the end of the book, you will be comfortable with the legal framework that governs the careers of criminal justice professionals.

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Book Chapters

  • Preliminary PagesPreliminary Pages
  • Chapter 1Criminal Law And Criminal Procedure
  • Chapter 2Federalism
  • Chapter 3Applicability Of The Constitution
  • Chapter 4Criminal Elements
  • Chapter 6The Insanity Defense
  • Chapter 7Parties To Crime
  • Chapter 8Attempt
  • Chapter 9Homicide
  • Chapter 10Sex Offenses
  • Chapter 11Nonviolent Theft Crimes
  • Chapter 12Quality-of-life Crimes
  • Chapter 13Crimes Involving National Security

Criminal Law

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