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Title:
A guide to military criminal law
Author:
Davidson, Michael J.
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Publication Information:
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xvii, 191 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781557501554
Format :
Book

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This essential reference explains the military justice system in layman terms and uses case examples to illustrate military law and procedures.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
List of Abbreviationsp. xvii
1 Jurisdictionp. 1
Jurisdiction over the Subject Matterp. 2
Jurisdiction over the Personp. 2
Court Properly Composedp. 8
Court Property Convenedp. 9
Charges Properly Referredp. 9
2 Pretrial Confinement and Restraintp. 11
Apprehensionp. 11
Types of Pretrial Restraintp. 13
Sentence Creditp. 18
3 Rights Warningsp. 20
Fifth and Sixth Amendment Rightsp. 20
Rights Warningsp. 22
4 Search and Seizurep. 30
Fourth Amendment Protection and Applicationp. 30
Search Warrantsp. 32
Warrantless Searchesp. 35
Inventories and Administrative Inspectionsp. 37
5 Nonjudicial Punishmentp. 40
Procedural Overviewp. 42
Limitationsp. 45
Permissible Punishmentp. 47
The Vessel Exceptionp. 49
6 The Court-Martial Processp. 51
Preferral of Chargesp. 52
The Article 32 Investigationp. 53
Referral of Charges and Convening the Court-Martialp. 55
The Contested Trialp. 56
Historical Illustration: The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchellp. 63
Plea Agreementsp. 64
Effect of a Court-Martial Conviction in the Civilian Sectorp. 65
7 Military Crimesp. 67
Disobeying Ordersp. 67
Disrespect and Insubordinationp. 69
Dereliction of Dutyp. 70
Unauthorized Absencesp. 71
Contempt toward Officialsp. 72
Mutinyp. 73
Misbehavior before the Enemyp. 75
Subordinate Compelling Surrenderp. 75
Aiding the Enemyp. 76
Misconduct as a Prisonerp. 77
Malingeringp. 78
Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and Gentlemanp. 79
Article 134: The General Articlep. 79
Unauthorized Awardsp. 81
8 Substantive Crimesp. 82
Sex Crimesp. 82
Violent Crimesp. 95
Property and Economic Crimesp. 103
Principals, Accessories, and Conspiratorsp. 107
9 Defensesp. 111
Special Defensesp. 111
Miscellaneous Defensesp. 121
10 Miscellaneous Issues in Military Lawp. 128
Unlawful Command Influencep. 128
Sexual Harassmentp. 130
Fraternizationp. 133
Fratricide (Friendly Fire)p. 135
11 The Law of Warp. 138
General Principlesp. 138
Prohibited Weaponsp. 140
Prohibited Targetsp. 141
War Bootyp. 144
Tricks and Really Dirty Tricksp. 146
Prisoners of Warp. 147
Standards of Responsibilityp. 149
Notesp. 153
Bibliographyp. 179
Indexp. 183