New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice

New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice : A Practical Guide (Trade Version)

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For Criminal Justice and Criminal Law courses at the undergraduate or graduate level; also for any Police Academy classes. Written by an accomplished criminal attorney and critically acclaimed filmmaker, this one-of-a-kind text explains all the criminal statutes that define crimes, disorderly persons offenses, and petty disorderly persons offenses. It undertakes the monumental task of deciphering and explaining what the criminal statutes mean, showing how to interpret them for police officers, students, lawyers and judges, and generally making the criminal codebook a more interesting and meaningful tool.
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  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 193 x 248.9 x 25.4mm | 1,065.95g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 013112224X
  • 9780131122246

Table of contents

(NOTE: All statutes found in Title 2C., New Jersey's Code of Criminal Justice are contained in this book in complete, verbatim text, with a fictional fact pattern that precedes each chapter; for each statute that describes a crime, disorderly persons offense, or petty disorderly persons offense, there is a practical application section explaining the statute.) 1. General Provisions. 1. Preliminary. 2. General Principles of Liability. 3. General Principles of Justification. 4. Responsibility. 5. Inchoate Crimes. 6. Bail. 7. Registration and Notification of Release of Certain Offenders. 2. Definition of Specific Orders. I. OFFENSES INVOLVING DANGER TO THE PERSON. 11. Criminal Homicide. 12. Assault, Reckless Endangering; Threats. 13. Kidnapping and Related Offenses: Coercion. 14. Sexual Offenses. 15. Robbery. 16. Bias Crimes. II. OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY. 17. Arson, Criminal Mischief, and Other Property Destruction. 18. Burglary and Other Criminal Intrusion. 19. (Reenacted as Chapter 15 of Title 2C by P.L. 1979, c.178). 20. Theft and Related Offenses. 21. Forgery and Fraudulent Practices. 22. Disturbing Human Remains. III. OFFENSES AGAINST OTHERS. 24. Offenses Against the Family, Children, and Incompetents. 25. Domestic Violence. IV. OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION. 27. Bribery and Corrupt Influence. 28. Perjury and Other Falsification in Official Matters. 29. Obstructing Governmental Operations: Escapes. 30. Misconduct in Office: Abuse of Office. V. OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ORDER, HEALTH AND DECENCY. 33. Riot, Disorderly Conduct, and Related Offenses. 34. Public Indecency. 35. Controlled Dangerous Substance. 35A. Anti-Drug Profiteering. 35B. Drug Dealer Liability. 36. Drug Paraphernalia. 36A. Conditional Discharge for Certain First Offenders. 37. Gambling Offenses. 38. Terrorism. 39. Firearms, Other Dangerous Weapons and Instruments of Crime. 40. Other Offenses Relating to Public Safety. 40A. Miscellaneous. VI. OFFENSES INVOLVING ORGANIZED CRIME ACTIVITIES. 41. Racketeering. 3. Sentencing. 43. Authorized Disposition of Offenders. 44. Authority of Court in Sentencing. 45. Suspension of Sentence; Probation. 46. Fines and Restitutions. 47. Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center. 48. Criminal Disposition Commission. 49. Capital Punishment. 51. Loss and Restoration of Rights Incident to Conviction of an Offense. 52. Expungement of Records. 58. Licensing and Other Provisions Relating to Firearms. 62. Willful Nonsupport. 64. Forfeiture. 65. Disposition of Stolen Property and Documentary Exhibits. 66. Deposited Funds. 98. Repealers, Allocations and Effective Date. 104. Material Witnesses.
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"One of the advantages of this type of book is that it takes a rather mundane topic such as criminal codes, and interprets them in real-life situations so that students, police recruits, or even attorneys can see how criminal statutes apply to specific incidents ...Mr. Del Vecchio meets this challenge in a straightforward manner with a well-written, concise and informative book." - Chief James Batelli, Mahwah Police Department "Every lawyer, law enforcement personnel and ...students will find the practical application of the factual patterns to the law very informative and helpful." - Miles Feinstein, Esq. (Clifton, NJ) "This text is an excellent learning tool for a student with no knowledge of the law or application of statutes..." - Frank Del Vecchio, Director of Public Safety (Bergen County) "I only wish that I had this resource available to me during my 25 years in law enforcement." - Chief Mary F. Rabadeau (Retired)
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About Kenneth Del Vecchio

Kenneth Del Vecchio is a criminal lawyer who has tried over 400 cases, serving as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. He is also a critically acclaimed filmmaker whose movies have won awards and received national and international distribution. In addition, Del Vecchio is a published novelist. As a lawyer, Del Vecchio is credited with being one of the youngest attorneys in New Jersey history to try and win a felony jury trial. Since then, Del Vecchio has handled literally thousands of criminal cases as both a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney. Often headlined as a Renaissance Man, Kenneth Del Vecchio has been the subject of hundreds of national magazine and newspaper articles. He has been called The Triple Threat: Attorney, Author, Filmmaker by print and television media. His films, primarily focusing on criminal law, include The Drum Beats Twice, Tinsel Town, Pride & Loyalty and Rules for Men. In addition to his filmmaking career, Kenneth Del Vecchio is a published novelist, having authored the criminal suspense novels Revelation in the Wilderness and Pride & Loyalty. He resides in the Borough of North Haledon with his wife Francine.
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