- Joycelyn Pollock, (Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany; J.D., University of Houston) is Professor of Criminal Justice at Texas State University – San Marcos. In 2011, she was appointed to the U.S. Office of Justice Programs Science Advisory Board.
This classic introduction to criminal law for criminal justice students combines the best features of a casebook and a textbook. Criminal Law covers substantive criminal law and explores its principles, sources, distinctions, and limitations. Definitions and elements of crimes are explained, and defenses to crimes are thoroughly analyzed. A unique strength of Criminal Law is its discussion of the federal criminal code and the specific recognition of the common-law origins of modern law.
Paperback, 840 Pages
Published: August 2012
Imprint: Anderson Publishing
1. Defining Crime
2. Principles of Criminal Liability
3. Capacity and Defenses4. Preparatory Activity Offenses
5. Offenses Against Persons-Excluding Sex Offenses6. Offenses Against Persons-Sex Related
7. Offenses Against Property-Destruction and Intrusion Offenses8. Offenses Involving Theft and Deception
9. Offenses Involving Morality and Decency10. Offenses Against Public Peace
11. Offenses Against Justice Administration12. United States Criminal Code: Offenses Against Persons and Property
13. United States Criminal Code: Other OffensesPart II: Judicial Decisions Relating to Part I
Part III: Constitution of the United States of America, Glossary, and Table of Cases