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Criminal Law (14,255 Books)


This collection examines the traditional general issues in the substantive criminal law, including the purposes of punishment, the requirements of act and mental state, complicity, causation, justification, and excuse. It stresses the difficulty of converting moral judgments of blameworthiness and psychological questions about deterrence into coherent positive law, the relationship between statutory criminal law, and its common law and normative bases.

 
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Appendix VI New Tables

By: U.S. Census Bureau Department

Statistical Reference Document

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National Evaluation of Weed and Seed

By: Jeremy Travis

Legal Reference Publication

Acknowledgements: We would like to acknowledge the valuable contributions of a number of participants in the Las Vegas Weed and Seed effort, including Bobby Siller, former FBI Special Agent in Charge; Kathryn Landreth, U.S. Attorney; Jerry Keller, Sheriff, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department; Richard Winget, Undersheriff, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department; Franklin Simpson, Weed and Seed Program Manager; and March Theede, Cooperative Extension, University of ...

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National Evaluation of Weed and Seed

By: Jeremy Travis

Legal Reference Publication

Acknowledgements: This project could not have been accomplished without the gracious cooperation and participation of a number of individuals in Pittsburgh. Abt Associates would like to thank them for their significant contribution to this effort. Project Director Dave Farley, from the mayor?s office, was instrumental in providing insight, as well as facilitating site visits and access to key personnel in the Pittsburgh Weed and Seed movement. In addition, Project Coordi...

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Study of Knowledge and Attitudes of Public Housing Residents Towar...

By: Girmay Berhie

Legal Reference Publication

Excerpt: Marshall University's mission has four cornerstones and this publication strongly reflects two of them research and community service. At the same time, it contains elements of the university's other objectives quality teaching, of course, and the stimulation of economic development for our state and region. Further, the study is an example of the type of partnerships we at Marshall are eager to develop with governmental agencies and private businesses to help o...

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Evaluation of the Stop Formula Grants to Combat Violence against W...

By: Martha R. Burt

Legal Reference Publication

Acknowledgements: This report could not have been written without assistance from a number of sources. The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the National Institute of Justice and our project monitor, Bernard Auchter. We also thank Angela Moore Parmley of NIJ and Catherine Pierce, Kim Cross Galvan, Ursula Barrett, and the staff of the Violence Against Women Office. We are very grateful for the guidance offered by members of our advisory panel: Alana Bowman, Ga...

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Reporting Sexual Assault to the Police in Hawaii, July 2000

By: Libby O. Ruch

Legal Reference Publication

Acknowledgements: The data used in this report were collected as part of a previous research project, which was a collaborative effort of the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the Sex Abuse Treatment Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. The original research was supported by Grant from the National Institute of Mental Health and institutional support from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. We wish to thank the Director of the Sex Abuse Treatment Center, Adriana Ramelli, M.S.W. Her ...

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Juvenile Mentoring Program

By: Shay Bilchik

Legal Reference Publication

Foreword: A positive bond between a developing child and a nurturing adult pays rich dividends that can last a lifetime. With the growing erosion of family life and heavy demands on overburdened support systems, this attachment is increasingly problematic. When a child?s family is unable or unwilling to provide adequate supervision and support, a mentor can help fill this critical gap. In 1992, Congress responded to this need by amending the Juvenile Justice and Delinque...

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Fy 1999 Budget Highlights Federal Drug Control Programs

By: Department of Justice

Legal Reference Publication

Excerpt: Program Highlights. Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign ($195 million) -- In FY 1999, ONDCP will continue the Youth Media Campaign, which will use the full power of the media -- from TV to the Internet -- to teach kids about the dangers of drugs. This campaign is designed to discourage drug use by youth, increase the perception of risk and disapproval associated with drugs, and encourage parents and other adult leaders to talk to children about drugs.

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Mediating Citizen Complaints against Police Officers : A Guide for...

By: Samuel Walker

Legal Reference Publication

Excerpt: Mediation, along with other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, has emerged in America as a popular means of settling disputes (Singer 1994). Mediation is widely used in divorce cases, employee-employer disputes, small commercial disputes, and many other areas of life where disagreements and conflicts arise. In general, participants have found mediation more satisfying than going to court or enduring some other formal procedure; it is usually quicker, ...

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Mediating Citizen Complaints against Police Officers : A Guide for...

By: Samuel Walker

Excerpt: This report was supported by Grant 1999–CK–WX–1016 from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Points of view or opinions contained in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. We thank the COPS Office for providing the funding to conduct this research project. In particular, we thank former Director Tom Frazier...

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Burglary of Single-Family Houses

By: Deborah Lamm Weisel

Acknowledgments: The Problem-Oriented Guides for Police series is very much a collaborative effort. While each guide has a primary author, other project team members, COPS Office staff and anonymous peer reviewers contributed to each guide by proposing text, recommending research and offering suggestions on matters of format and style...

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Foreign Affairs, Defense, And Trade Policy : Key Issues in the 107...

By: Valerie Bailey Grasso

Summary: Among the 107th Congress’ first orders of business will be dealing with the initiatives–both domestic and foreign policy–proposed by President Bush throughout his presidential campaign. The 2000 congressional campaigns suggested that the agenda of the 107th Congress will be largely domestic: Social Security, health care, education, taxes, and military pay were prominent in campaigns across America and on post-election news programs. Indeed, many issues discussed...

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Central Asia's Security : Issues and Implications for U. S. Interests

By: Jim Nichol

Introduction: The strategic Central Asian region bordering regional powers Russia, China, and Iran is an age-old east-west and north-south trade and transport crossroads. After many of the Soviet Union’s republics had declared their independence by late 1991, the five former Soviet republics of Central Asia followed suit. Since this largely unexpected beginning of independence, the Central Asian countries have taken some uneven steps in building defense and other securit...

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Law Enforcement Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction; Operation...

By: epartment of Health and Human Services

Course Description This course addresses specific fundamentals and skills associated with a weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incident by providing detailed technical information and including hands-on practice of required procedures. Throughout the program, participants are reminded that teamwork among all responding agencies is necessary and that, as emergency responders, they must support and facilitate the operations of fire and medical services and other responding ...

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State and Metropolitan Area Data Book 1997-98

By: James F. Holmes

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: Preface The State and Metropolitan Area Data Book (SMADB), published intermittently since 1979, is a local area supplement to the Statistical Abstract of the United States. This 1997-98 edition is the fifth; the book was also published in 1979, 1982, 1986, and 1991. The SMADB is a convenient summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the states and metropolitan areas (MAs) of the United States. It is designed to serve as a stati...

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National Drug Control Strategy

By: Barry R. McCaffrey

Legal Reference Publication

Excerpt: TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES. On behalf of the American people, I am pleased to submit to Congress the 2000 Annual Report of the National Drug Control Strategy. This report documents our progress, details our plans for the future, and summarizes our implementation of the Nation?s 10-year counter-drug strategy. I am grateful to the Congress for the bipartisan partnership we have forged on this difficult and important issue. Common commitment has been vita...

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