Criminal Law for the Criminal Justice Professional
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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


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