Synopses & Reviews
Important recent developments, intriguing cases, broad coverage of law and procedures...this practical, up-to-date book gives you everything you need to understand the substantive and procedural aspects of criminal law. Ideal for criminal justice, pre-law, and paralegal students, CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE includes useful student aids to help you master the material and succeed in your course. Praised for its currency, CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE includes timely topics such as the post-9-11 environment; the recent surge in white-collar crime, cybercrime, and identity theft; military courts; new sentencing guidelines; and more.
CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE gives the reader substantive and procedural aspects of criminal law. In addition, the text provides important updates to criminal laws in the post 9-11 world, including white-collar crime, cybercrime, identity theft and much more.
CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE is an effective resource for learning all substantive and procedural aspects of criminal law. This practical, up-to-date text features important updates to criminal laws and statutes in the post 9-11 world, including white-collar crime, cybercrime, identity theft, new sentencing guidelines, and much more.
About the Author
John M. Scheb served as a municipal judge in Sarasota, Florida, from 1957 to 1959. From 1959 to 1970, he served as City Attorney for the city of Sarasota. In 1974 he was appointed to the Florida District Court of Appeal, second district, a position he held until his retirement in 1992. As an appellate judge, Scheb authored numerous opinions on a wide range of legal issues, and he published articles in JUDICATURE, the STETSON LAW REVIEW, and the TENNESSEE LAW REVIEW. He is also co-author of FLORIDA APPELLATE PRACTICE AND ADVOCACY, Fourth Edition (2005), with Raymond T. Elligett, and AN INTRODUCTION TO THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM (2002), with John M. Scheb II. Until Judge Scheb served as Senior Judge for the Florida Court System and Distinguished Professorial Lecturer at Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, where he was Distinguished Professorial Lecturer, emeritus. He held the B.A. from Florida Southern College, the J.D. from the University of Florida, and the LL.M. from the University of Virginia. Judge Scheb passed away in 2010. John M. Scheb II is Professor and Head of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he teaches courses in public law and the judicial process. Professor Scheb attended the University of Florida from 1974 to 1982, receiving the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in political science. Professor Scheb has authored numerous articles in professional journals, including the JOURNAL OF POLITICS, AMERICAN POLITICS QUARTERLY, POLITICAL RESEARCH QUARTERLY, LAW AND POLICY, JUDICATURE, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT REVIEW, SOCIAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY, POLITICAL BEHAVIOR, and the JUSTICE SYSTEM JOURNAL. He is coauthor of several textbooks, including AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: POLITICS AND POLITICAL CULTURE, Fifth Edition (Kendall Hunt, 2010), AN INTRODUCTION TO THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM, Second Edition (Aspen 2010), LAW AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS (Thomson/Wadsworth 2005), AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, Fourth Edition (Thomson/Wadsworth 2008), and CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE, Seventh Edition (Wadsworth/Cengage 2011).
Table of Contents
PART I: LEGAL FOUNDATIONS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE. 1. Fundamentals of Criminal Law and Procedure. 2. Organization of the CJ System. PART II: THE SUBSTANTIVE CRIMINAL LAW 3. Constitutional Limitations on the Prohibition of Criminal Conduct. 4. Elements of Crime and Parties to Crimes. 5. Inchoate Offenses. 6. Homicidal Offenses. 7. Other Offenses against Persons. 8. Property Crimes. 9. White Collar and Organized Crime. 10. Vice Crimes. 11. Offenses against Public Health and the Environment. 12. Offenses against Public Order, Safety, and National Security. 13. Offenses against Justice and Public Administration. 14. Criminal Responsibility and Defenses. PART III: LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE. 15. Search and Seizure. 16. Arrest, Interrogation, and Identification Procedures. 17. The Pretrial Process. 18. The Criminal Trial. 19. Sentencing and Punishment. 20. Appeal and Postconviction Relief.