note describes the following topics: Features of Criminal Law, Functions of
Criminal Law, Justifications of Criminal Law, The Limits of Criminal Law,
Criminal Responsibility, Criminal Procedure and Evidence.
Author(s): The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
covers the following contents related to Criminal Law : Concepts of Criminal
Law, Introduction and Layout of the Chapter, General Concepts and Goals of
the Penal Code, General Concepts of the Penal Code, The Constitution and
Criminal Law, Public and Semi-Public Crimes, Elements of a Crime, Omission
versus Commission, Intent Requirement, Penalties and Liability, Penalties,
Liability, Forms of Crimes, Perpetrators, Exclusion of Unlawfulness or
Guilt, Specific Crimes, Crimes against Peace and Humanity, Crimes Against
Persons, Killing, Crimes Against Physical Integrity, Crimes Against Liberty,
Sex Crimes, Crimes Against Democratic Practice, Crimes Against Assets.
this book promotes the reader's critical and analytical thinking through its
expositions and case studies. The Rape Shield Rule, contained in Federal Rule
of Evidence 412 and state counterparts is a Rule preventing the admission of
evidence concerning the sexual predisposition and behavior of an alleged
victim of sexual misconduct, subject to certain exceptions.
Criminal Law begins with
the foundations of law and the legal system and then extensively explores
criminal laws and defenses using general state principles, federal law, the
Constitution, and the Model Penal Code as guidelines. Topics covered includes:
Constitutional Protections, The Legal System in the United States, The
Elements of a Crime, Criminal Defenses, Parties to Crime, Inchoate Offenses,
Criminal Homicide, Sex Offenses and Crimes Involving Force, Fear, and Physical
Restraint, Crimes against the Public, Property and Government.
This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in law
and legal history.The text was intended to assist students in understanding
the rules of criminal law which would enable them to form a clear idea of the
practical task confronting the prosecution and defence in the trials of