The ninth edition of Criminal Law for Police Officers presents the historical concepts" fundamental to understanding criminal law. The book is written in a non-legalese format, which makes it very student friendly. Areas covered include jurisdiction, matters of responsibility and accountability, and general principles about the criminal act. New to this edition: New example added to chapter seven on assaults on sports officials More material added to the "suicide by cop" in chapter eight The section in chapter nine, which deals with sodomy, has been re-written in compliance with a recent Supreme Court case. The section in chapter nine which addresses the civil commitment of convicted sexual predators and offenders with registration requirements under Megan's Law Added material on the Amber Alert to chapter fifteen New material on dealing with violators of the telemarketing fraud laws, new section on insurance fraud has been added to chapter twenty-two Statistical information has been updated in all chaptersChamelin, Neil C. is the author of 'Criminal Law for Police Officers', published 2005 under ISBN 9780131188129 and ISBN 0131188127.