Criminal Law for Police Officers

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9780131188129: Criminal Law for Police Officers

Known for its accessible writing style that avoids confusing jargon and excess "legalese," the 9th edition of Criminal Law for Police Officers continues to deliver a clear, concise and lively introduction to criminal law for police officers and other criminal justice practitioners. This best-selling text includes coverage of all the latest laws and Supreme Court decisions, and presents thought-provoking questions that stimulate critical thinking and class discussions.

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"I believe that the organization and the non-legalese format makes this book reader friendly. The student finds practical applications more interesting and helpful. The author lists problems at the end of the chapters to help reinforce the material. This is an excellent approach." — Robert P. Griffiths, Esq., Suffolk County Community College, Seldon, NY

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The ninth edition of Criminal Law for Police Officers presents the historical concepts" fundamental to understanding criminal law. The book is written in a non-legalese format, which makes it very student friendly. Areas covered include jurisdiction, matters of responsibility and accountability, and general principles about the criminal act.

New to this edition:
  • New example added to chapter seven on assaults on sports officials
  • More material added to the "suicide by cop" in chapter eight
  • The section in chapter nine, which deals with sodomy, has been re-written in compliance with a recent Supreme Court case.
  • The section in chapter nine which addresses the civil commitment of convicted sexual predators and offenders with registration requirements under Megan's Law
  • Added material on the Amber Alert to chapter fifteen
  • New material on dealing with violators of the telemarketing fraud laws, new section on insurance fraud has been added to chapter twenty-two
  • Statistical information has been updated in all chapters

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