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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Principles of Criminal Law 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9780801319198
ISBN: 0801319196
Published: May 2002
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This text presents the prevailing positions on specific issues, without going into lengthy explanations of majority and minority positions. This clarity allows for the inclusion of material not often found in other criminal law texts, such as victimless or political crimes.

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Part 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.
Part 2 Limitations on Criminal Liability: Bill of Rights; Eighth Amendment; Due Process; Jurisdiction; Social Harm. Right to Privacy; Legality; Equal Protection; Double Jeopardy.
Part 3 Basic Requirements of a Criminal Act: Act-Actus Reus; Intent-Mens Rea; Joinder of Intent and Act; Causation.
Part 4 Inchoate or Anticipatory Crimes and Criminal Liability: Attempt; Solicitation; Conspiracy; Accomplices and Accessories; Comparing and Contrasting Inchoate Crimes.
Part 5 Defences: Criminal Responsibility: Justification and Excuse; Procedural Defences.
Part 6 Homicide: Murder; Felony-Murder; Voluntary Manslaughter; Involuntary Manslaughter; Negligent Manslaughter; Special Problems in Homicide; Comparing and Contrasting Homicides.
Part 7 Sex Offences: Rape; Sodomy and Oral Copulation; Other Sexual Acts and Offenses.
Part 8 Other Crimes against Persons: Kidnapping; False Imprisonment; Assault and Battery; Aggravated Assault and Battery; Mayhem.
Part 9 Robbery and Extortion: Robbery; Extortion; Special Problems in Robbery and Extortion.
Part 10 Theft and Other Crimes Involving Property: Larceny; Embezzlement; False Pretences; Consolidation of Theft Offenses; Receiving Stolen Property; Forgery; Counterfeiting.
Part 11 Crimes against Habitation: Burglary; Arson; Special Problems in Crimes against Habitation.
Part 12 Crimes against Public Morals: Obscenity; Prostitution; Games of Chance; Public Corruption.
Part 13 Narcotic and Alcohol Offences: Narcotic Offences; Alcohol Offences; Solutions.
Part 14 Special Crimes: Introduction; Child Abuse; Elder Abuse; Spousal Abuse; Sentencing and Punishment; Introduction to Sentencing; Types of Sentences; Incarceration and Its Alternatives; Victim Rights; The Death Penalty.