Bisel Logo Pennsylvania Crimes Code and Criminal Law

3rd Edition

AUTHOR: ROBERT L. EVANGELISTA

Published: September, 2014 (Previous Editions: 1974, 1993 by Kingsley Jarvis, 1st Ed.-2000, 2nd Ed.-2004)
Most recent supplement/update: Spring 2017 supplement; released March 2017; $87.00
(Current Subscriber's Price: $72.50)
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 00-135427
ISBN: 1-887024-83-2

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This work provides practical permanent full text copy of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code with an accompanying commentary by an experienced PA criminal trial lawyer examining the language of the Code, including references and quotations form the Model Penal Code, comparing the previous law and the present Code, comparing various sections of the Code itself and discussing the possible problems raised by the Code.

FOR THE JUDICIARY, PROSECUTION, DEFENSE, AND ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL

A practical, permanent full-text copy of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code with accompanying commentary by an experienced Pennsylvania criminal justice attorney. While primarily designed for judges, lawyers and others in the field, this book can also be used effectively by police and police students and their instructors. Complete Cross Reference Tables to the former Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Statutes are included, together with sentencing Guidelines and a detailed Index. The result is a very practical text and loose-leaf service that should be on the shelves of anyone dealing with the criminal process.

FULL TEXT OF CODE — CODE COMMENTARY — COROLLARY AREAS OF CRIMINAL LAW

The full text of the Code is printed in bold face type, followed by the author's "Discussion" or commentary as applicable, examining the language of the Code, including references and quotations from the Model Penal Code, comparing various sections of the Crimes Code itself, and discussing possible problems that may arise. Citations give full attention to Pennsylvania authorities, as well as U.S. Supreme Court cases, particularly those involving the death penalty. In addition, the author has included five newly revised chapters delineating the associated areas of Criminal Sentencing, the Drug Act, Drunken Driving, the Court System and the Juvenile System, to help you understand how to proceed in these most often encountered "offense" areas under the Crimes Code.

SUMMARY OF CONTENTS

Pennsylvania Crimes Code
Part I. Preliminary Provisions

1. General Provisions
3. Culpability
5. General Principles of justification
9. Inchoate Crimes
11. Authorized Disposition of Offenders

Part II. Definition of Specific Offenses

Article A. Offenses Against Existence or Stability of Government
21. Offenses Against the Flag
 
Article B. Offenses Involving Danger to the Person
23. General Provisions
25. Criminal Homicide
27. Assault
29. Kidnapping
30. Trafficking of Persons
31. Sexual Offenses
32. Abortion
 
Article C. Offenses Against Property
33. Arson, Criminal Mischief and Other Property Destruction
35. Burglary and Other Criminal Intrusion
37. Robbery
39. Theft and Related Offenses
41. Forgery and Fraudulent Practices
 
Article D. Offenses Against the Family
43. Offenses Against the Family
 
Article E. Offenses Against Public Administration
45. Offenses Against Public Administration
47. Bribery and Corrupt Influence
49. Falsification and Intimidation
51. Obstructing Governmental Operations
53. Abuse of Office
 
Article F. Offenses Against Public Order and Decency
55. Riot, Disorderly Conduct and Related Offenses
57. Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance
59. Public indecency
 
Article G. Miscellaneous Offenses
61. Firearms and Other Dangerous Articles
63. Minors
65. Nuisances
67. Proprietary and Official Rights
69. Public Utilities
71. Sports and Amusements
73. Trade and Commerce
75. Other Offenses
76. Computer Offenses
77. Vehicle Chop Shop and Illegally Obtained and Altered Property

Part III. Miscellaneous Provisions

91. Criminal History Record Information
93. Independent Counsel Authorization Act
94. Crime Victims

Other Criminal Laws

101. Driving Under The Influence
102. Vehicular Homicide
103. Controlled Substances
Index  

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