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Criminal Law for the Criminal Justice Professional: 2024 Release
Criminal Law for the Criminal Justice Professional: 2024 Release

Criminal Law for the Criminal Justice Professional: 2024 Release

ISBN10: 1266437991 | ISBN13: 9781266437991
By Norman Garland

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Criminal justice expert Norman M. Garland authored Criminal Law for the Criminal Justice Professional to provide a comprehensive study of the rules and laws that encompass the structure of the American criminal justice system. The text offers a wide-ranging overview of the nature, origins, and purposes of the criminal justice system, to help students build a thorough understanding of this complex subject. Highlights include an illustrative discussion of the differences between criminal law and other laws; a thoughtful examination of the elements of crime; and updated data throughout. 

The book explores shifts in the emphasis of lawmakers and courts in the shaping of American criminal law in the global political, economic, and social climate of the 21st century.  Straightforward yet analytical, the book provides students with a clear and current examination of American criminal law.  The book is designed primarily for undergraduates enrolled in basic criminal law classes.

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

Chapter 4 Parties to a Crime
Chapter 5 Incomplete Crimes
Chapter 6 Defenses to Crimes
Chapter 7 Punishment and Sentencing

Chapter 8 Criminal Homicide
Chapter 9 Crimes against Persons: Other Offenses

Chapter 10 Crimes against Habitation
Chapter 11 Crimes against Property

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 

About the Author

Norman Garland

Norman M. Garland is a professor of law at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, where he teaches evidence, constitutional criminal procedure, advanced criminal procedure, and trial advocacy. He received his B.S.B.A. from Northwestern University, his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, and his L.L.M. from Georgetown Law Center where he was an E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow in trial advocacy. Professor Garland is a member of the Illinois, District of Columbia, and California Bars. He has had 10 years of trial experience as a criminal defense attorney, mainly in federal felony cases. In 1968, he joined the faculty of Northwestern University School of Law where he helped establish the Northwestern University Legal Clinic. He joined the faculty of Southwestern Law School in 1975 to help establish the Southwestern Conceptual Approach to Legal Education (SCALE). In the mid-1980s, he spent two summers as a deputy district attorney in Ventura County, California, where he gained experience as a prosecutor. He is coauthor of Advanced Criminal Procedure in a Nutshell (2d ed., West 2006), Criminal Evidence (6th ed., McGraw-Hill 2010), and Exculpatory Evidence (3d ed., LexisNexis 2004). He has also authored a number of computer interactive lessons for law students available through the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI).

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