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Criminal Law for the Criminal Justice Professional
Criminal Law for the Criminal Justice Professional

Criminal Law for the Criminal Justice Professional, 5th Edition

ISBN10: 1260254100 | ISBN13: 9781260254105
By Norman Garland

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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. This 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 general principles that motivate the lawmakers have not changed since the development of Anglo-American criminal law, although legislative detail and focus have varied.

This edition takes into account the shifts in emphasis of the lawmakers and courts in the development of the American criminal law in the global political, economic, and social climate of the twenty-first century.  Straightforward yet analytical, the book aims at delivering to students a timely overview of the state of American criminal law.  The book is designed primarily for undergraduates enrolled in basic criminal law classes for Criminal Justice students.

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. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet.

Criminal Law for the Criminal Justice Professional, 5e

Part 1 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 2 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 3 Types of Crime 

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

Part 4 Crimes Against Property 

CHAPTER 10: Crimes against Habitation
CHAPTER 11: Crimes against Property

Part 5 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

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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