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Criminal Law: An Introduction for Criminal Justice Professionals, Second Edition

  • Neal R. Bevans
Series / Aspen Criminal Justice Series
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Criminal Law: An Introduction for Criminal Justice Professionals is a student-friendly, practical, and timely overview of the essential topics in the field. Designed with the student in mind, Neal R. Bevans brings his wealth of experience as a prosecutor, defense attorney, and author to this accessible textbook. With broad coverage that balances theoretical discussions with practical examples of how criminal law works in the real world, students will gain a solid foundation in the fundamentals of the law, as well as an understanding of how to apply what they have learned. Each area of crime is presented and explored, with special emphasis placed on how the offenses are proven in a criminal trial.

New to the Second Edition:

  • New chapters on the social and psychological bases of crime, as well as expanded coverage of organized crime and white-collar crime
  • Now covers only Criminal Law
  • Excerpts from seminal or otherwise noteworthy appellate cases
  • Web sites for further research and discussion
  • Updated end-of-chapter questions, activities, and assignments to enrich learning

Professors and students will benefit from:

  • Broad coverage that includes both traditional and cutting-edge topics
  • Well-crafted pedagogy, including learning objectives at the start of each chapter and boldfaced legal terms, with definitions in the margins
  • Figures and tables that illustrate crucial points and are designed to capitalize on different learning styles among students
  • Scenarios exemplifying how the law is applied in practice
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