Criminal Law for the Criminal Justice Professional, authored by criminal justice expert Norman M. Garland, provides a comprehensive study of the rules and laws that encompass the structure of the criminal justice system. The 4th edition gives a wide-ranging overview of the nature, origins, and purposes of the criminal justice system, affording students a thorough understanding of this complex subject matter. The Connect course for this offering includes SmartBook, an adaptive reading and study experience which guides students to master, recall, and apply key concepts while providing automatically-graded assessments.
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PART I Criminal Law and the Criminal Justice System
CHAPTER 1 Nature, Origins, Purposes, Structure, and Operation of the Criminal Justice System
CHAPTER 2 Constitutional Limitations on the Criminal Law
CHAPTER 3 Classification of Crimes and Basic Elements of Criminal Responsibility
PART II The Elements of Crime
CHAPTER 4 Parties to a Crime
CHAPTER 5 Incomplete Crimes
CHAPTER 6 Defenses to Crimes
CHAPTER 7 Punishment and Sentencing
PART III Types of Crime
CHAPTER 8 Criminal Homicide
CHAPTER 9 Crimes against Persons: Other Offenses
PART IV Crimes against Property
CHAPTER 10 Crimes against Habitation
CHAPTER 11 Crimes against Property
PART V Crimes against the Community and Institutions
CHAPTER 12 White-Collar Crimes
CHAPTER 13 Crimes against Public Order, Safety, and Morality
CHAPTER 14 Drug- and Alcohol-Related Crimes
CHAPTER 15 Crimes against the Administration of Justice
CHAPTER 16 Organized Crime, Gangs, and Terrorism
New to this Edition
Concise and User-Friendly, revisions throughout the text present basic principles in a complete yet concise and user-friendly manner.
New Sections covering Prison Gangs have been added to Chapter 14, and International Criminal Court and the Criminal Justice System as a Counterterrorism Tool have been added to Chapter 16.
Updated Content has been added to the sections on Current Drug Policy and Terrorism.
Critical Thinking Questions conclude the main sections of a each chapter and ask students to reflect on important concepts and theories.
Case Application Boxes present brief descriptions of important cases pertinent to the text.
Problem-Solving Exercises and Workplace Applications in each chapter highlight major principles pertaining to workplace issues.
Web Exploration Boxes point to Web sites relevant to surrounding topics and contain questions that invite further study.
On the Job Boxes describe employment opportunities in the field of criminal justice.
Ethics Exercises in the end-of-chapter material describe real-life situations or likely scenarios where ethics becomes an issue in the application of law.
Review and Applications Section at the end of each chapter includes: Summary by Chapter Objectives, Key Terms, Review Questions, Problem-Solving Exercises, Workplace Applications, Ethics Exercises, and Endnotes.
Key Terms are highlighted in the margins, boldfaced in the text, listed at the end of the chapter, and defined in a comprehensive Glossary at the end of the book.