Texas Criminal Law: Principles and Practices (Paperback)

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Texas Criminal Law: Principles and Practices (Paperback)

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Key Benefit: Texas Criminal Law: Principles and Practices provides an in-depth review of Texas criminal law while highlighting how Texas legal sanctions differ from other states. Its state-specific focus on terminology and laws makes this an ideal text for readers planning to serve in the Texas criminal justice system. The Second Edition uses historical references and inter-state comparisons to examine the Texas criminal law system in varied contexts. The book uses real world examples of the day-to-day application of laws by law enforcement to connect major concepts to their practical application in the field. A scholarly presentation is balanced by an informal tone, making Texas Criminal Law interesting and easily digestible for readers. Key Topics: Foundations of Criminal Law; Elements of a Crime; The Criminal Law in Daily Practice;Parties to Offenses; Criminal Homicide; Assault and Sexual Assault; Kidnapping and Related Offenses; Property Destruction Offenses; Theft, Fraud, and Related Offenses; Robbery, Burglary, and Criminal Trespass; Offenses Against Government Operations; Public Disorder, Indecency, Health, and Safety Offenses; Intoxication Offenses; Preparatory Offenses and Organized Criminal Activity; General Defenses and Justification; Federal Criminal Law
Market This book is a useful reference for anyone studying criminal law in Texas.
Jerry L. Dowling is Professor of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. He has taught courses on criminal law, criminal procedure, and other law-based courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at SHSU for over 40 years. During the same period, he has conducted numerous legal training sessions for Texas peace officers, police chiefs, and sheriffs. He holds the Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the College of Law at the University of Tennessee. Prior to becoming a university teacher, Professor Dowling served as a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Product Details ISBN: 9780133512571
ISBN-10: 0133512576
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: January 7th, 2015
Pages: 512
Language: English