Texas Criminal Law: Principles and Practices

Texas Criminal Law: Principles and Practices, 2nd edition

  • Jerry L. Dowling

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Texas Criminal Law provides an in-depth review of criminal law in the lone star state while highlighting how legal sanctions there differ from other states. The text uses real-world examples of the day-to-day application of laws by law enforcement to connect major concepts to their practical use in the field.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2016

ISBN-13: 9780137558971

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Foundations of Criminal Law
Chapter 2 Elements of a Crime
Chapter 3 The Criminal Law in Daily Practice
Chapter 4 Parties to Offenses
Chapter 5 Criminal Homicide
Chapter 6 Assault and Sexual Assault
Chapter 7 Kidnapping and Related Offenses
Chapter 8 Property Destruction Offenses
Chapter 9 Theft, Fraud, and Related Offenses
Chapter 10 Robbery, Burglary, and Criminal Trespass
Chapter 11 Offenses Against Government Operations
Chapter 12 Public Disorder, Indecency, Health, and Safety Offenses
Chapter 13 Intoxication Offenses
Chapter 14 Preparatory Offenses and Organized Criminal Activity
Chapter 15 General Defenses and Justification
Chapter 16 Federal Criminal Law

Appendix Using the Texas Penal Code and Court Decisions

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