A must-have for law enforcement personnel, and applicants taking highly competitive promotional exams.

"The book is drawing note for its use of fiction to illustrate how state statutes apply to real-life situations. Call it Criminal Statutes for Dummies.... George Thomas, a professor at Rutgers Law School in Newark, said the book fills a void. 'No other book,' he said, 'attempts to show how the statutes are used in practice. To be honest,' he added, 'I'm jealous that I didn't come up with the idea myself.'" New York Times, July 18, 2004 

2013 New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice: A Practical Guide deciphers and explains the criminal statutes to law enforcement personnel, lawyers, and lay people. The book makes the criminal code more accessible with fact patterns and a common word index. Since its original publication in 2004, Del Vecchio's book has become a staple in police academies, municipal offices, police stations, public libraries, and even squad cars. The book is quickly becoming a must-have for law enforcement applicants taking highly competitive promotional exams.

This book contains Title 2C, New Jersey's Code of Criminal Justice and Title 39, New Jersey's Motor Vehicle Statutes. Del Vecchio uses fictional fact patterns and practical applications to illustrate the statutes. Readers can look up their questions with an extensive topical index.

Published annually. Your order includes all releases issued within three months of purchase.

This year’s book includes the text of several new Title 2C statutes and the practical application of those statutes, including: 

Crimes involving theft from cargo carrier

Unauthorized practice of psychology

Unauthorized practice of chiropractic

Unauthorized practice of social work

Sale of Secondhand Jewelry

Advertising commercial sexual abuse of a minor

Crimes relative to synthetic cannabinoid

In addition, there have been important updates to many statutes, including: 

Endangering welfare of children

Prostitution and related offenses

Purchase and of firearms

Possession of firearms by minors

Human trafficking

The legislature added and amended many Title 39 statutes as well, including the use of cell phones and other electronic devices in moving vehicles, and the display of veteran status on a driver’s license

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