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Books from Charles C Thomas Reviewed in 2013


The Human Skeleton in Forensic Medicine
Edition: 3rd
Format: Hardback
Authors: Mehmet Yasar Iscan, Maryna Steyn
ISBN: 978-0-398-08878-1
Publishers: CC Thomas
Price: $74.95
Publication Date: 2013

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This classic in forensic anthropology has been thoroughly updated and greatly expanded for the new Third Edition. The result presents the state of the medico legal art of investigating human skeletal remains. The third edition follows more than 25 years after the second edition. During this time, considerable changes occurred in the field and Forensic Anthropology became a distinct specialty in its own right. Included in the book are detailed discussions on crime scene investigation, including excavation techniques, time interval since death, human or animal remains, mass graves, and preparation of remains.

Existing chapters, all dramatically revised, bring readers in line with the current concepts of skeletal age; determination of sex; assessment of ancestry; calculation of stature; factors of individualization; superimposition and restoration of physiognomy. There is also a section on dental analysis examining such topics as dental anatomy, nomenclature, estimation of age in sub adults and adults, determination of sex and ancestry, and pathological conditions.

New additions are chapters on skeletal pathology and trauma assessment. A new chapter has also been added on “Forensic Anthropology of the Living.” Although all of the sections of the book have been updated significantly, the authors have retained some sense of history to recognize the many pioneers that have shaped the discipline. The text will assist forensic anthropologists and forensic pathologists who have to analyze skeletons found in forensic contexts. This book has a global perspective in order to make it usable to practitioners across the world. Where possible short case studies have been added to illustrate the diverse aspects of the work

The Dilemma of the Sexual Offender
Edition: 2nd
Format: Hardback
Author: George B. Palermo, Mary Ann Farkas
ISBN: 978-0-398-08860-6
Publishers: CC Thomas
Price: $69.95
Publication Date: 2013

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It has been over ten years since the release of the first edition. Over this time span, the dilemmas for the sexual offender - including their visceral and virtual manifestations - have captured the imagination of the public, have rewritten the sub discipline of behavioural sciences and the law, and have led to new technologies in the assessment, diagnostic, and treatment decision sciences. These dilemmas circulate in the marketplace of conspicuous digital consumerism that stylizes and commercializes the sex offender industry through society's ubiquitous infotainment-driven and carnival-like outlets. This second edition will act as the antidote to the voyeurism that addictively feeds on the dramatizations that caricature the victims, assailants, and predicaments that constitute the dilemmas for the sexual offender. The authors systematically probe and dissect the boundaries of their topic with erudition and insight. This acumen consists of psychiatric, legal, moral, and bio-social realms of inquiry and analysis. Old questions about the nature of evil, women in society, violence and mental illness, and treatment and recovery receive fresh attention based on the latest empirical evidence. New chapters address emergent forms of deviant sexuality (e.g., cyber-offending, erotic and sadistic psychopathy, and child-molesting clergy). New sections illuminate existing forms of aberrant sexuality (e.g., moral development and necrophilia, moral reasoning and sex offenders, and the psychodynamics of serialized lust murder). This state-of-the-art text, replete with cutting-edge case illustrations, demonstrates how medicine, law, and culture are inextricably (and sometimes inexplicably) bound together. It will serve as an outstanding resource for psychiatrists, lawyers, criminologists, policy analysts, and forensic mental health professionals as the authors expertly reveal the world of sexual offenders.

Contents
Foreword
Preface
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction
Introduction to the First Edition
Chapter
1. WOMEN IN SOCIETY
Introduction
Historical-Cultural Notes
The Female Body
The Arts and the Female Body
Children's Bodies
Contributory Factors in Sexual Assault
Pornography
Fantasy
The Senses
Conclusion
2. IS EVIL REAL?
Introduction
Sexual Sadism
The View of Women as Bearers of Evil
Historical Ambivalence about Women
Blaming the Other
The Trivialization of Womanhood
A Note on Psychological Views
Conclusion
3. DEVIANT SEXUALITY
Introduction
The Paraphilias
The Role of Fantasy
Personality in Paraphilias
Psychological and Organic Factors
Pedophilia
Brief Historical Notes
Typologies, Characteristics, Motivations
Psychodynamics of Pedophilia
Incest
Examples of Extrafamilial Child Molestation
A Note on Recidivism Risk Testing
Neuroimaging
A Note on Moral Development
Juvenile Sex Offenders
Variables
Juvenile Rapists
Juvenile Recidivism
Juvenile Sexual Homicide
Psychopathic Behaviour in Juvenile Sexual Offenders
Elderly Offenders
Necrophilia
Conclusion
4. RAPE AND RAPISTS
Introduction
What Is Rape?
Intimate Partner Violence
Rape as a Psychiatric Entity
Characteristics of Rape
Rapist Characteristics
Rapist Typologies
Psychopathy and Rapists
Moral Reasoning in Sexual Offenders
Proposed Theories of Rape
Rape Statistics
Rape by Known Persons
Date Rape
Conclusion
5. THE SEXUAL SADISTIC PSYCHOPATH
Introduction
Psychopath Characteristics
Empathy
Sexual Sadism
Sexual Homicide Statistics
Aggression and Narcissism
Object Relations Theory and the Lust Serial Killer
Conclusion
6. LUST MURDERERS
Introduction
The Lust Serial Killer
Contributory Factors in Serial Killing
Serial Killer Types-I
Serial Killer Types-II
Fantasy in the Lust Killer
Examples of Lust Serial Killers
Jeffrey Dahmer: A Lust Killer
The Case of a Murderous Pedophile
Lust Serial Killer Characteristics
Psychodynamics
Other Lust Serial Killer Types
Conclusion
7. THE RELATIONSHIP OF MENTAL ILLNESS TO SEXUAL
OFFENDING
Introduction
Mental Illness and Aggressive Behavior
The Personality Disorders
The Role of Schizophrenia in Sexual Offending
Mental Disease and Paedophilia
Asperger's Syndrome
An Overview of Studies on Mental Illness and Sexual
Offending
Motivation
Conclusion
8. VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE AND THEIR
VICTIMIZERS
Introduction
Victim Reactions to Rape
Theories of Victimization
Case Studies
Helping the Victim
A Note on Victim and Victimizer Studies
Conclusion
9. CYBER-CRIME SEXUAL OFFENDERS
Introduction
The Role of the Internet in Child Sex Offending
Internet Child Pornography
Internet Sex Offender Typologies
Sexual Tourism
Typology of Chat room Predators
Recidivism
Law Enforcement Responses
Conclusion
 
10. FEMALE SEX OFFENDERS AND CLERGY CHILD SEX
OFFENDERS
Introduction
Female Sex Offender Research
Extent of Female Sexual Offending and Recidivism
Socio-Demographic and Developmental Characteristics of FemaleOffenders
Offense Characteristics of Female Sex Offenders
A Comparison of Female and Male Sex Offenders
Typologies of Female Sex Offenders
Teachers
Clergy Child Sexual Abuse
Incidence of Clergy Abuse
Offending Characteristics of Priests with Sexual Abuse
Categories of Priest Sexual Abusers
Cognitive Distortions of Clergy Sex Abusers of Children
Victims of Clergy Sexual Abuse
Conclusion
11. TREATMENT
Introduction
Treatment Programs
Major Issues in Treatment Programs
Cognitive Distortions
Identification of Victim HarmVictim Empathy
Modification of Deviant Sexual Interests
Enhancement of Social Skills
Dealing with Substance Abuse
Developing Relapse Prevention Plans
Supervision Conditions and Network
Treatment for Female Sex Offenders
Other Methods of Treatment
Treatment and Recidivism
Conclusion
12. SEX OFFENDER LAWS: A RECURRENT HISTORY OF
SPECIAL PROVISIONS
Introduction
Sexual Psychopath Statutes
Sexual Predator Laws
Scope of Civil Commitment Laws
Release from Civil Commitment
Constitutional Challenges
Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Laws
The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act
The Amber Alert System
Sex Offender Residency Laws and Policies
Global Positioning System (GPS) Tracking
Surgical and Chemical Castration Laws
Conclusion
13. THE LOGIC OF SEX OFFENDER LAWS AND POLICIES
Introduction
Commonalities in the Laws
Mental Illness or Mental Defect
Recidivism of Sex Offenders
Dangerousness of Sex Offenders
Sex Offender Laws
Consequences of Sex Offender Laws
Netwidening Effect
Violations of Due Process
Cruel and Unusual Punishment Concerns
Violation of Right to Privacy
False Sense of Community Safety
Treatment Integrity
Cost to the Criminal Justice System
Conclusion
CONCLUSION
Appendix A: Offense Motivation Survey
Appendix B: Rapist Behaviours and Fantasies as Basis for Classification
References
Name Index
Subject Index


Forensic Interviewing in Criminal Court Matters: A Guide for Clinicians
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Authors: By Marc Nesca, J. Thomas Dalby
ISBN: 978-0-398-08884-2
Publishers: CC Thomas
Price: $36.95
Publication Date: 2013

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Forensic mental health assessment has essentially become synonymous with forensic psychological assessment. This necessary shift toward empirically grounded procedures has had the unfortunate by-product of diminishing the importance of the clinical interview in favour of procedures biased in the direction of rigid structure and statistical formulas. In contrast, the authors' approach to forensic mental health places the individual front and centre in the assessment process. The need to treat the interviewee as an individual rather than a member of some statistically defined group is the recurring theme of this book. As much as possible, the text is focused on the interview proper. Issues related to the broader topic of forensic assessment are discussed as necessary to provide context. Although the issues discussed apply equally in civil and family court settings, the focus is on the criminal justice system. This is not a “how to” book but rather focuses primarily on the interview process and on general areas of inquiry. The text is organized into three sections: (1) general issues, (2) specific applications, and (3) special populations. Section 1 provides a conceptual foundation for the book by comparing and contrasting clinical and forensic interview strategies. Further, it introduces the concept of idiographic model construction central to the authors' approach to interviewing and also addresses the thorny issues of malingering and response bias. The section closes with a discussion of practical considerations and technical issues applicable to forensic interviews. In section 2, the focus is narrowed to three criminal justice settings: retrospective insanity offenses, here and now adjudicative competency assessments, and forward-looking predisposition assessments. The final section further narrows its focus with chapters on interviewing sexual, violent, and adolescent offenders, as well as a chapter on third-party sources of information in forensic mental health evaluations. The book will serve as a valuable resource for a variety of mental health professionals as well as criminal justice administrators.

Contents

Preface
Chapter
1. INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC INTERVIEWING
Introduction
Psychometric Issues
Interview Formats
Clinical Versus Forensic Interviewing
Privilege
The Need for an Unambiguous Referral Question
Conclusion
2. CONDUCTING A FORENSIC INTERVIEW
Introduction
Idiographic Model Construction
Pre-interview Activities
Flow and Organization of the Interview
Conclusion
3. DECEPTION AND RESPONSE BIAS IN FORENSIC
Introduction
Who Makes a Good Liar
Verbal Cues
Visual Cues
Confessions
Amnesia
Malingered Psychosis and Other Mental Disorders
Evaluating Truthfulness
Conclusion
4. PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS
Introduction
Initial Steps
Recording
Third-Party Observers
Setting
Active or Passive Approach
Conclusion
5. MENTAL STATUS AT THE TIME OF THE OFFENSE
(MSO) INTERVIEWS
Introduction
Typology of MSO Assessments
Conceptual Model
Interview Topics
Conclusion
6. ADJUDICATIVE COMPETENCE INTERVIEWS
Introduction
Conceptual Model
Interview Topics
Adjudicative Competence Assessment Tools
Conclusion
7. PREDISPOSITION INTERVIEWS
Introduction
Interviewing for the Purpose of Risk Assessment and
Predisposition Interviews
Interview Topics
Conclusion
8. VIOLENT OFFENDERS
Introduction
Interview Format
The Systematic Self-Report of Violence (SSRV)
Interview Topics
Psychopathic Offenders
Conclusion
9. SEXUAL OFFENDERS
Introduction
Integrated Theory of Sexual Offending
Interview Topics
Conclusion
10. ADOLESCENT OFFENDERS
Introduction
Rapport
Interview Topics
Sexual Offending
Substance Abuse
Common Mental Disorders
Adult or Youth Courts?
Treatment
Psychological Test Instruments
Conclusion
11. THIRD-PARTY INFORMATION
Introduction
Practical Considerations
Documents
Collateral Interviews
Scientific Citations
Conclusion
Appendices
A. Forensic Intake Package
B. Sample Interview for Violent Offender
C. Sample Interview for Sexual Offender
D. Sample Interview for Intimate Partner Violence
E. Sample MSO Interview
F. Sample Fitness (Competence) for Trial Interview
Name Index
Subject Index


News Media Relations for Law Enforcement Leaders
Edition: 1st
Format: Hardback
Author: Gerald W. Garner
ISBN: 978-0-398-08806-4
Publishers: CC Thomas
Price: $53.95
Publication Date: 2012

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To one extent or another, dealing with the news media is a fact of life for every American law enforcement leader. However, news organizations, although a pain at times, can aid law enforcement in a number of ways. This text avoids theory and the intangible, and concentrates on the practicalities by exploring past troubled times and focuses on what cops and reporters have to offer each other. The “news” is defined and broken down into some of its technical, component parts. The secrets for establishing a mutually beneficial relationship with reporters are revealed, including the absolute necessity for credibility on the part of the law enforcement leader. Common sense policies and procedures concerning relations with the news media, and the importance of an effective Public Information Officer (PIO) is explored. The following topics are featured: newspaper journalism; the all-seeing eye called television; a look at what radio has to offer; Internet news; and what the Net can provide the police officer in twenty-first century America. The law enforcement officer will learn how to give an effective interview, produce news releases that will actually be used by the media, the art of leading a successful news conference, and the dirty tricks used by the occasional, unscrupulous journalist. Solid advice for overcoming this media misbehavior is given, which will prepare the leader for dealing with the media challenges found at the scene of a major crime, disaster, or other high-profile incident. Instructions for the responses required to recover from an episode of bad news is included, aiding the leader in how to inform the public of all good news that the agency generates. Each chapter concludes with a summary of vital points to remember, and a glossary of terms appears at the end of the text. This how-to-do-it book is a troubleshooting guide that will enable the law enforcement leader to undertake any challenging media situation that is encountered.

Contents

Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1: Cops and the Media Need Each Other
The Bad Old Days
What Cops and Reporters Share
The Media Have the Access
Law Enforcement Has the Information
Points to Remember
Chapter 2: What Is News?
The News Game
5Ws and an H
Leads, Editorials, and Editorializing
Attribution and Authority
Man Bites Dog
Points to Remember
Chapter 3: The Secrets to Good Media Relations
Credibility Says It All
Some Personal Rules
Establishing a Relationship
Points to Remember
Chapter 4: Developing Media Policies and Procedures
What Needs to be Covered
Creating the Guidelines
Spreading the Word
Critique and Revise
Sample Policies and Procedures
Points to Remember
Chapter 5: Key to Success: The Public Information Officer
The Value of a Good PIO
Choosing the Press Officer
Preparation for the Job
The Many Duties of the PIO
Problems to Avoid
Organizational Survival
Points to Remember
Chapter 6: Newspapers: Get It in Writing
The Permanence of Print
The Newspaper's Strengths
Using the Opinion Page
Points to Remember
Chapter 7: Television: The All-Seeing Eye
The Peculiarities of Television News
Visuals Are Everything
TV's Value to Law Enforcement
Points to Remember
Chapter 8: Radio: Music, News, and Talk
Radio's Changing Voice
Rules for Radio
Talk, Talk, and More Talk
Points to Remember
Chapter 9: The Value of the Internet
A New Generation's Information Source
The Net's Version of the News
Using the Internet to Your Advantage
What Is Next?
Points to Remember
Chapter 10: Winning the Interview Game
Getting Ready for a Grilling
News Media Relations for Law xii Enforcement Leaders
Tips for a Successful Interview
Forestalling a Disaster
Points to Remember
Chapter 11: News Releases That Get Used
Gathering the Facts
Organizing the Release
Dos and Don'ts
Spreading the Word
Public Service Messages
Points to Remember
Chapter 12: Commanding the News Conference Audience
When and When Not to Call One
Preparing for the Big Event
Leading the Conference
What Happens Next
Points to Remember
Chapter 13: Dirty Tricks and How to Handle Them
The Interrupter
The Liar
The Convoluted Questioner
The Machine Gun Questioner
The Speechmaker
The Dead Air Ploy
The Ambush Interviewer
The Sneak
How to Make a Media Complaint
Points to Remember
Chapter 14: A Special Challenge: The Media On Scene
The Crime Scene
The Disaster Scene
Some Common Sense Guidelines
Points to Remember
Chapter 15: Overcoming Bad News
How to Make Things Worse
Surviving the Assault
The Police Misconduct Story
Bouncing Back from Disaster
Points to Remember
Chapter 16: Making Good News: The Feature Story
What Makes a Good Story
The Human Interest Angle
Initiative and Creativity Are Vital
Points to Remember
Glossary
Bibliography
Index


Effective Police Management
Striving for Accountability and Competence
Edition: 1st
Format: Hardback
Author: Harry W. More, Terry L. More
ISBN: 978-0-398-08823-1
Publishers: CC Thomas
Price: $58.95
Publication Date: 2012

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The law enforcement profession is well aware of the need for performance-based management. Results are what count and programs are increasingly required to demonstrate that activities and programs are viable and worthy of budgetary support. This emphasizes the necessity of ensuring that the managerial processes foster accountability. To ensure success, it is essential that organizational leaders encourage and constantly supervise this management process. Performance improvement occurs when there is an ongoing process that creates strategic performance objectives, such as measures performance, collects, and analyses, which result in the reporting of performance data that can focus on improvement. The key chapter in the text is entitled “Accountability for Performance” inasmuch as it circumscribes the remainder of the concepts discussed, and reviews the necessity of creating an accountability environment fostered by positive communications. The pivotal aspects of accountability are discussed, and each of the five levels reviewed. Chapters deal with a range of potential evaluation tools to include logic models, crime mapping, program evaluation techniques, and problem solving. Considerable attention is given to performance measurement, the different types of measurement and commonly used measures in law enforcement. There is also a brief discussion of CompStat and its four principles with special emphasis on relentless follow-up and assessment. In addition, attention is given to the utilization of performance information and the research measurements that create process improvements. Within the proactive problem-solving process, the reader will find basic questions for the scanning process, objectives, means of defining a problem, environmental surveys, and the recognized sequence of analysis. Consideration is given to the discussion of data quality, verification, validation, and information sources. Law enforcement professionals, re-searchers, planners, policymakers, and stakeholders at all levels can use this text as a significant resource in the development of performance-based management that stresses accountability, competence and performance.


O'Hara's Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation
Edition: 8th
Format: Hardback
Author: DeVere D Woods Jr
ISBN: 9780398088453
Publishers: CC Thomas
Price: £30.12
Publication Date: 2013
 

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Charles and Gregory O'Hara's Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation has served as the “Bible” of criminal investigation for many years. The author of this new edition has prepared this text for a new generation of criminal investigators in such a way that they will learn what is meant by a complete investigation and acquaint themselves with the proofs of the most important crimes. In addition, they will become familiar with the employment of technical methods and services that are available. The tools of the investigator are referred to as the three “I's,” namely, “Information,” “Interrogation,” and “Instrumentation.” In view of this factor, the technological advancements in forensic science, practices of criminalistics, computerization, electronic databases, and the Internet are presented, including the time honoured methods of collecting information that are still effective and utilized. Among the changes in this new edition include crime analysis, criminal profiling, theories of investigation, ethics of investigation, the “CSI” effect, cold case investigation, digital photography, computer crime and digital crime scenes, and the Internet as an investigative tool. The book presents an overview of criminal investigation, the investigative notebook and report, crime scene procedures and physical evidence, obtaining information through surveillance and informants, selected property offenses, violent crimes, drugs and gangs, and the investigator in court. The “Additional Reading” sections, at the end of each chapter and the glossary of useful criminal investigation terms have been updated. The presentation of material in this book is directed to the beginning student of investigation, but experienced investigators and supervisors will find this text an excellent resource.

Contents

Preface to the Eighth Edition
Introduction
Part I
OVERVIEW OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
Chapter
1. Methods of Investigation
2. The Investigative Report
Part II
CRIME SCENE PROCEDURES
AND PHYSICAL EVIDENCE
3. Crime Scene Procedures
4. Fingerprints
5. Impressions, Trace Evidence & Firearms
6. Care of Evidence
Part III
OBTAINING INFORMATION
7. Observation & Identification
8. Interview and Interrogation
9. Sources of Information and Missing Persons
10. Informants, Surveillance and Undercover Assignments
Part IV
SELECTED PROPERTY OFFENSES
11. Arson and Criminal Explosions
12. Larceny and Burglary
13. Economic Enterprise Crime
Part V
SELECTED VIOLENT CRIMES
14. Assault and Robbery
15. Violent Death Investigation
16. Sex Offenses
17. Drugs
Part VI
THE INVESTIGATOR IN COURT
18. The Investigator in Court
Epilogue
Glossary
Index

A Review Guide for O'Hara's Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation
Edition: 8th
Format: Paperback
Author: DeVere D. Woods, Jr.
ISBN: 9780398088507
Publishers: CC Thomas
Price: £23.42
Publication Date: 2013

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This review guide is designed to help students learn the information presented in O'Hara's Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation. Gregory O'Hara's study guide has been revised and restructured to complement the eighth edition of the text. For each chapter you will find a list of key terms and multiple-choice questions. It is recommended that students first carefully read the chapter noting important points and information, then review the key terms and return to the text to clarify any unfamiliar topics. When confident of your understanding of the key terms, proceed to the questions. Most questions are restatements of information in the chapter. Some, however, may require students to apply the chapter information to derive the correct answer. Test your understanding of the material by trying to answer the questions. Correct answers can be found in the back of the study guide. For questions you answered incorrectly, return to the text and review the appropriate information. Through this process of review and self-testing, students can increase their understanding of complexities of the criminal investigation process. This guide is an excellent companion volume to the bestselling textbook and will be useful to students who are reviewing the important elements of this discipline in other criminal justice texts.

Legal Ease: A Guide to Criminal Law, Evidence, and Procedure
Edition: 3rd
Format: Hardback
Authors: Andrea Campbell, Ralph C. Ohm
ISBN: 978-0-398-08812-5
Publishers: CC Thomas
Price: $64.95
Publication Date: 2012

Publisher's Title Information

Legal Ease is a versatile book that addresses how laws evolve and change as if they were living, breathing entities that are a mirror reflecting societal change. This new third edition offers the reader an expansive and practical guide to the many aspects of law. Presented in three sections, the book explains the practice of law through all phases of the criminal justice system. Part One, Criminal Law Explained, offers a history of law, defines criminal conduct, and explains the tools attorneys use in their practice. Section Two, Criminal Procedure and Evidence, details the steps required to institute constitutional search, seizure, and arrest. It also provides a comprehensive description of the duties and responsibilities of prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement, and court personnel. Section Three, A Walk Through the Criminal Justice System, takes the reader step-by-step through the process of a trial, from jury selection to verdict and sentencing, and finally to the appeal process. Defendants' rights are discussed as they navigate through the criminal justice system. The ideas and principles behind the country's constitutional amendments are explained, with many case examples offered to illustrate. Additional topics new to this edition address privacy rights, picketing at funerals, free speech/cruelty to animals, youthful offenders and sentencing, strip search of students, sexting, deportation and minor drug cases, DNA testing, warrantless search, medicare scams, and workforce retaliation, among others. The inclusion of “Key Words” and “Questions for Review and Discussion” sections at the end of each chapter will prove invaluable to instructors and students. This comprehensive volume continues to give groups who are new to the scene, as well as those who aren't, an easy-to-read book of reference for all those nuances the law continues to press onto the legal system.

Contents

Preface
Introduction
Chapter
Part One: Criminal Law Explained
1. The Evolution of Law
2. Crimes Defined
3. Crimes Against the Person
4. Cops and Robbers and More
5. Behind Enemy Lines

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