Criminal Law (11th Edition) by Thomas J. Gardner, Terry M. Anderson

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Equipping you with a pragmatic figuring out of felony themes, Gardner and Anderson's legal legislations, 11e gives you finished insurance of the most important elements of noticeable legal legislation in a remarkably reader-friendly presentation. Its extra narrative, descriptive technique exposes readers to the language of the legislation with out overwhelming them. an established industry chief, the publication bargains whole insurance of the problems and ideas using American felony justice at the present time.

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Decisions of the circuit courts may be reviewed by the Supreme Court through the certiorari process, though here also such review occurs infrequently. As discussed more fully later in this chapter, criminal law in the United States traces its beginnings to the criminal law and its development in England. In early England, actions we now define as crimes, such as robbery, murder, and theft, were classified as private matters. As a result, victims were responsible for remedying their own problems.

Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. Chapter 1: Criminal Law: Purposes, Scope, and Sources 9 Goals and Purposes of Criminal Law People in all societies have the inherent right to protect their society and those living in that society from acts that threaten either the society or the people. Societies throughout history have exercised this inherent right and have had either written or unwritten laws forbidding and punishing acts or omissions considered detrimental to the group or the individual.

S. Supreme Court considered the meaning and applicability of the Copyright 2010 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it.

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