Criminal Law Second Edition

Author: Charles P. Nemeth
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439861714
Size: 64.34 MB
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In order to fully grasp criminal law concepts, students must go beyond mere rote memorization of the penal code and attempt to understand where the laws originate from and how they have developed. Criminal Law, Second Edition blends legal and moral reasoning in the examination of crimes and explores the history relating to jurisprudence and roots of criminal law. It fosters discussions of controversial issues and delivers abridged case law decisions that target the essence of appellate rulings. Grounded in the model penal code, making the text national in scope, this volume examines: Why the criminal codes originated, and the moral, religious, spiritual, and human influences that led to our present system How crimes are described in the modern criminal justice model The two essential elements necessary for criminal culpability: actus reus (the act committed or omitted) and mens rea (the mind and intent of the actor) Offenses against the body resulting in death, including murder, manslaughter, felony murder, and negligent homicide Nonterminal criminal conduct against the body, including robbery, kidnapping, false imprisonment, assault, and hate crimes Sexual assault, rape, necrophilia, incest, and child molestation Property offenses, such as larceny/theft, bribery, forgery, and embezzlement Crimes against the home, including burglary, trespass, arson, and vandalism The book also examines controversial public morality issues such as prostitution, drug legalization, obscenity, and pornography. The final two chapters discuss inchoate offenses, where the criminal act has not been completed, and various criminal defenses such as legal insanity, entrapment, coercion, self-defense, and mistake of fact or law. Important keywords introduce each chapter, and discussion questions and suggested readings appear at the end of each chapter, prompting lively debate and further inquiry into a fascinating subject area that continues to evolve.

Drugs The Brain And Behavior

Author: John Brick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135122199
Size: 79.45 MB
Format: PDF
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Explore the brain and discover the clinical and pharmacological issues surrounding drug abuse and dependence. The authors, research scientists with years of experience in alcohol and drug studies, provide definitions, historic discoveries about the nervous system, and original, eye-catching illustrations to discuss the brain/behavior relationship, basic neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and the mechanistic actions of mood-altering drugs. You will learn about: • how psychoactive drugs affect cognition, behavior, and emotion • the brain/behavior relationship • the specific effects of major addictive and psychoactive drug groups • new definitions and thinking about abuse and dependence • the medical and forensic consequences of drugs use Drugs, the Brain, and Behavior uses a balance of instruction, illustrations, and tables and formulas that will give you a broad, lasting introduction to this intriguing subject. Whether you're a nurse, chemical dependency counselor, psychologist, or clinician, this book will be a quick reference guide long after the first reading.

Crime Justice And Society

Author: Ronald J. Berger
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781626372252
Size: 28.94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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¿The best introduction to criminology on the market by far.¿ ¿Erik D. Fritsvold, University of San Diego Now fully revised, Crime, Justice, and Society is designed not only to introduce students to the core issues of criminology, but also to help them think critically about often-sensationalized topics. Features of the 4th edition include: A student-friendly, streamlined organization; Firsthand perspectives from offenders, victims, and criminal justice professionals; Expanded coverage of white-collar and government crime; A focus on the dynamics of race, class, and ethnicity; A chapter on drug-related crime and antidrug laws; Discussion of topics in the news: marijuana laws, sex trafficking, stand-your-ground policies, and more. This new edition of a now-classic text¿both accessible and sophisticated¿will be welcomed by students and instructors alike.

Annual Editions Drugs Society And Behavior 09 10

Author: Hugh Wilson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
ISBN: 9780078127632
Size: 35.21 MB
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Annual Editions is a series of over 65 volumes, each designed to provide convenient, inexpensive access to a wide range of current articles from some of the most respected magazines, newspapers, and journals published today. Annual Editions are updated on a regular basis through a continuous monitoring of over 300 periodical sources. The articles selected are authored by prominent scholars, researchers, and commentators writing for a general audience. The Annual Editions volumes have a number of common organizational features designed to make them particularly useful in the classroom: a general introduction; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; and a brief overview for each section. Each volume also offers an online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing materials. Using Annual Editions in the Classroom is the general instructor's guide for our popular Annual Editions series and is available in print (0073301906) or online. Visit www.mhcls.com for more details.

Annual Editions Drugs Society And Behavior 08 09

Author: Hugh Wilson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
ISBN: 9780073397733
Size: 49.95 MB
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This Twenty-Third Edition of ANNUAL EDITIONS: DRUGS, SOCIETY, AND BEHAVIOR provides convenient, inexpensive access to current articles selected from the best of the public press. Organizational features include: an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; brief overviews for each section; a topical index; and an instructor’s resource guide with testing materials. USING ANNUAL EDITIONS IN THE CLASSROOM (ISBN-13:9780073301907/ISBN-10:0073301906)is offered as a practical guide for instructors. ANNUAL EDITIONS titles are supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.

Criminal Justice

Author: John R. Fuller
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
Size: 21.95 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Asking students to think critically about the goals and processes of the criminal justice system, this text introduces them to important ethical dilemmas faced by criminal justice professionals. It is useful for Introduction to Criminal Justice course.

The Police And Society

Author: Victor E. Kappeler
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478638176
Size: 40.64 MB
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The most productive route to understanding the dynamic interrelationships of the police with society is to examine the recurring, central themes in policing. The articles in this anthology represent some of the best scholarship on compelling issues. Selected for both their complementary and competing natures, the articles serve as touchstones for one another—often challenging previous conceptions. Many selections question the methods by which information was acquired, the practices that evolved from that information, and the background assumptions behind the construction of practices. Some of the many issues and conflicts addressed in this collection include: What is the nature of the police role and function? Who benefits from police service? Who is harmed? How are public safety and social order secured while maintaining individual rights and freedoms? To what extent do our expectations about the police and society reflect our values and demands? Are the police a society unto themselves? Is policing at a critical crossroads? The editors assembled this volume with the goal of helping readers to identify underlying assumptions, to dissect how values influence inquiries, and to discover connections. A better understanding of the role of the police in society provides a solid foundation for assessing the efficacy of future police/society relationships.