When the Cops Come Knockin': An Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law: 2nd Edition Premium Edition

When the Cops Come Knockin': An Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law: 2nd Edition Premium Edition

by Trinity T Townsend, Travis T Townsend

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Overview

ACCESS GRANTED!

Historically, the more educated and wealthy have the most access to knowledge about the law and the
legal process. Many everyday citizens just don’t have that access. More and more people from all backgrounds, income levels and culture are finding themselves in unanticipated encounters with the law. Some of their decisions that lead to encounters with law enforcement are calculated, but many of those decisions are uninformed (or misinformed) and they end up crossing the line of legality unknowingly. They find themselves on wrong side of the law because they don’t have the right information. When the Cops Come Knockin’ breaks down barrier of criminal law literacy, the elements of criminal offenses, and knowing your rights, and grants access to knowledge of criminal law to everyone.

WHY THIS BOOK?

The law can be overwhelming and intimidating—leaving everyday people ignorant of its ins and outs. Legal mumbo jumbo with terms like “omission,” “provocation” and “willful blindness,” don’t resonate with non-legal experts with everyday citizens. But while the understanding of these terms is uncommon, the impact of their meanings is very common, and ignorance of the law is no defense to severe punishment.

When the Cops Come Knockin’ fills the void where good decent people who do not work within the justice system need user-friendly and culturally-relevant information about criminal law, presented in a format that makes the law practical and accessible for them.

THIS BOOKS UNIQUE APPROACH

Presented in a comic-book style, When the Cops Come Knockin’: An Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law is complete with a cast of relatable characters and written in everyday urban prose. The book positions serious content and “true to life” situations with the very real, life-altering consequences of landing on the wrong side of the law.

The book features scenarios, language and reasoning that meets readers on their terms, presented in a way that is unconventional, but effective for ease of understanding.

WHAT READERS WILL LEARN SPECIFICALLY

Readers can expect to gain legal clarification, discover practical tips, obtain expert legal perspective and view examples regarding the most common and the least-known criminal law issues, including such points as:

  • What your rights are and how and when to assert them.
  • What you can do to defend yourself against criminal charges.
  • Who the players are in the criminal justice system.
  • How to avoid accidentally committing serious crimes.
  • How to avoid illegal police searches and arrests.
  • How to properly ask for a lawyer.
  • How to avoid getting blamed for the crimes of your friends, associates, and family members.

How to deal, and more importantly how NOT to deal, with police officers in law enforcement situations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983522454
Publisher: Torinity, LLC
Publication date: 01/29/2018
Series: When the Cops Come Knockin'
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 331
File size: 27 MB
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Table of Contents

Why This Book? ............. ix

How to Use This Book .... xi

Pre-Assessment .............xiii

Chapter 1 Crime and Punishment ....1

What Is a Criminal? .......1

Laws ..........1

Crime Classifications ......2

Punishment .....................3

Chapter 2 Think and Care ....7

Willful Blindness ...................7

Risky Business ..........12

Empathy .....................13

Chapter 3 Theft and Property Crimes .......15

Larceny ...............15

Robbery ...............15

Burglary ................20

Embezzlement ......20

Arson .....................21

Vandalism ..............21

Chapter 4 Drug Offenses .......23

Illegal Drugs ...........................23

Distribution of Illegal Drugs .....25

Prescription Drugs ..................29

Alcohol ....................................31

Chapter 5 Crimes Involving Violence ......33

Battery ............33

Assault ............33

Homicides .......39

Chapter 6 Incomplete Crimes ........59

Solicitation .............59

Conspiracy ..................60

Being an Accomplice ......69

Attempt ............69

Accessory After the Fact .......73

Chapter 7 Sex Crimes ...........75

Consent ................75

Indecent Exposure .......77

Possession of Child Pornography ......77

Rape ..........77

Statutory Rape ......77

Sexting ..... 78

Punishments for Sex Crimes ...... 79

Chapter 8 Bullying .............83

Physical Bullying Behavior That Is Also Criminal Behavior .............. 83

Cyberbullying and Crimes Related to Cyberbullying ......... 83

Fighting Bullying .......... 85

Chapter 9 Excuses and Justifications ..........89

Duress ...... 89

Self-Defense .................... 89

Defending Other People ............... 90

Protecting Your Personal Property .................. 91

Chapter 10 You Have Rights ........................93

Chapter 11 Searches and Seizures ..............97

The Fourth Amendment ............... 97

Search Warrants and Probable Cause ............. 98

Giving the Police Permission ....106

Chapter 12 Handling Police Encounters ....111

The Three Types of Police Encounters .........111

The Fifth Amendment .................117

Being Safe When Encountering the Police ..119

Responding to a Verbal Assault by Law Enforcement .....125

Responding to an Unjustified Physical Attack by Law Enforcement ....................125

Handling Police Misconduct .....125

Chapter 13 Cars Are the Danger Zone ......131

The Danger Zone ........131

Conclusion .............. 139

Post-Assessment ..... 141

Glossary .................. 147

Penalties for Criminal Offenses for Selected States .....................153

Sample Search and Arrest Warrants .................. 163

Index ....................... 181

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