Criminal Law (12th Edition) by Thomas J. Gardner, Terry M. Anderson

By Thomas J. Gardner, Terry M. Anderson

Equipping you with a pragmatic figuring out of criminal issues, Gardner and Anderson's felony legislations, twelfth version, promises complete assurance of the foremost elements of great felony legislations in a remarkably reader-friendly presentation. Its narrative, descriptive strategy exposes readers to the language of the legislation with out overwhelming them. an established industry chief, the e-book deals whole insurance of the problems and rules that force American legal justice this day.

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Preface xxix Current Perspectives: Readings from InfoTrac College Edition These readers, designed to give students a closer look at special topics in criminal justice, include free access to InfoTrac College Edition. The timely articles are selected by experts in each topic from within InfoTrac College Edition. They are available free when bundled with the text and include the following titles: ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Cyber Crime Victimology Juvenile Justice Racial Profiling White-Collar Crime Terrorism and Homeland Security Public Policy and Criminal Justice Technology and Criminal Justice Ethics in Criminal Justice Forensics and Criminal Investigation Corrections Law and Courts Policy in Criminal Justice Acknowledgments We would like to thank our reviewers for their helpful comments as we prepared this twelfth edition: Yury Cheryachukin, California State University, Stanislaus Megan Cole, Brown College Howard Jordan, Hostos Community College Thomas McAninch, Scott Community College Amy Pinero, Baton Rouge Community College Robert Simpson, Champlain College M.

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 FACTORS INFLUENCING WHETHER TO COMMIT A CRIME Why a Person Would Not Commit a Crime Why a Person Would Commit a Crime Moral or ethical commitment to obey the law Insufficient moral or ethical commitment to obey the law Fear of arrest and punishment Belief in ability to get away without detection, arrest, and punishment Social and peer pressures of friends, associates, family, and community Peer pressure Fear of embarrassment to self, family, and friends Belief that detection and associated embarrassment can be avoided Lack of motive or compelling drive to commit crime (no compelling desire to steal, murder, assault, rape, and so on) Compelling desire or motive to achieve illegal objective (narcotic addiction, for example, provides motive for a person who would probably not otherwise commit a crime) Lack of opportunity, or lack of capacity or skill, to commit crime Opportunity combined with capacity and skill Fear of economic sanction, such as loss of job or promotion, lawsuit and damages, or loss of license (driver’s license, liquor license, credentials for lawyer, doctor, nurse, and so on) Sees crime as a quick, easy way of obtaining money, drugs, power, or other objectives.

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. 6 ParT 1: Basic Concepts of Criminal Law criminology The sociological and psychological study of the causes, development, and control of crime, as well as the conditions under which criminal law developed. forensic science scientific principles and tests used in courts of law.

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