An undergraduate multi-state textbook for criminal justice, paralegal, pre-law and administration of justice courses in criminal law. Explores sources of law and the legal system, the Constitution, criminal defenses, elements of a crime, parties to crime, and most criminal offenses such as inchoate crimes, crimes against the person including criminal homicide and sex offenses, crimes against property, crimes against the public, and crimes against the government. The textbook is interactive, and offers hundreds of links, embedded videos, charts, tables, diagrams, ethical scenarios, review questions and their answers, and illustrations to target various learning styles. The textbook also takes a unique "applied approach," providing interesting scenarios after the introduction of each principle. The scenarios demonstrate the application of law to facts, to enhance the students' ability make this important connection. Offered through Flat World Knowledge as an OER (open educational resource).
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