Criminal Law and Procedure by II John M. Scheb, John M. Scheb

By II John M. Scheb, John M. Scheb

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Our state and federal governments are severely constrained both by legalities and practicalities in their efforts to fight crime. Not only is the specter of “a cop on every corner” distasteful to most Americans, but it is impossible to achieve given the fiscal constraints on government. Currently, the nation’s prison system is filled beyond capacity, but the public is demanding that more convicted criminals be incarcerated and for longer periods of time. Yet the public appears unwilling to provide the revenues needed to build the additional prisons necessary to house these inmates.

1 lists the societal interests served by the criminal law and shows some particular crimes that relate to each interest. 1 An Overview of Types of Crimes and the Societal Interests Involved Societal Interest Served Examples of Crimes Discussed in Chapter(s) Protection of Persons against Violence Assault and Battery, Rape and Sexual Battery, Murder, Manslaughter, Spousal and Child Abuse, Kidnapping, Stalking Chapter 6, Offenses against Persons Protection of Private Property Vandalism, Theft, Burglary, Arson, Robbery, Extortion, Forgery, Larceny, Fraud, Embezzlement Chapter 7, Property Crimes Maintenance of Standards of Decency Prostitution, Obscenity, Incest, Bigamy, Indecent Exposure, Lewd and Lascivious Conduct, Illegal Gambling, Animal Cruelty, Alcohol and Drug Offenses Chapter 8, Offenses against Public Morality (see also Chapter 9, Alcohol and Drug Offenses) Public Health and the Natural Environment Fishing and Hunting Violations, Smoking Violations, Illegal Toxic Waste Disposal, Illegal Air Pollution Chapter 11, Offenses against Public Health and the Environment Public Peace, Order, and Safety Disorderly Conduct, Incitement to Riot, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Vagrancy, Weapons Violations, Alcohol and Drug Offenses Chapter 12, Offenses against Public Order, Safety, and National Security (see also Chapter 9, Alcohol and Drug Offenses) National Security Treason, Espionage, Sabotage, Sedition, Terrorism Chapter 12, Offenses against Public Order, Safety, and National Security Honest and Efficient Administration of Justice Resisting Arrest, Bribery, Perjury, Obstruction of Justice, Contempt, Escape Chapter 13, Offenses against Justice and Public Administration 6 ■ PART 1 Legal Foundations of Criminal Justice this book that deal with the different types of crimes.

Identify the key issue and the Court’s holding. What is the rationale CHAPTER 1 Fundamentals of Criminal Law and Procedure ■ 17 for the Court’s decision? What counterarguments are made by the dissenting opinion? ■ QUESTIONS FOR THOUGHT AND DISCUSSION 1. Should morality, in and of itself, be considered a sufficient basis for defining particular conduct as criminal? 2. What are the chief distinctions between the civil and criminal law? Why do the criminal and civil law sometimes overlap? 3. To what extent is the English common law significant in contemporary American criminal law?

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