Designed for the state of Texas, this book emphasizes the criminal laws of the Lone Star State using an approachable, example-filled style. Each chapter includes references to the source content and emphasizes actual practices and common day-to-day procedures used by Texas law enforcement, prosecutorial, and correctional agencies. Unique CRIMEGRAPHS graphically display the elements of the major offenses contained in the Texas Penal Code and appear in each chapter. Throughout the book, it focuses on the elements of the major criminal offenses and defenses in Texas as described in the Texas Penal Code. For police officers and other criminal justice practitioners.