This PDF covers the following
topics related to Criminal law : Introduction, Building Blocks of Criminal
Law, Substantive Offenses, Attempts, Group Criminality, General Defenses to
Liability, The Imposition of Criminal Punishment.
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.