The all-new Eighth Edition of this Exam Study Guide is designed to assist you in your study, understanding and interpretation of the New Jersey Criminal Justice Code, Title 2C, for exam preparation, school study, or general knowledge. It has been created for this State’s law enforcement officers, supervisors, college educators, trainers and criminal justice practitioners. It consists of hundreds of questions testing your knowledge of the various statutes, cases and rules related to the criminal law, along with comprehensive answers with detailed explanations.
Newly added exam items extensively cover such new items as: Daniel’s Law (2C:20-31.1) (prohibiting the disclosure of the home addresses or unpublished phone numbers of law and justice officials); the elimination of the “gay or transgender panic” defense to a murder charge in order to reduce that charge to manslaughter committed in the heat of passion. (2C:11-4(b)(2)); State v. Cruz-Pena (NJ 2020) (first-degree kidnapping); the statutory revision to 2C:14-2a.(3) (clarifying “aggravated assault on another”; adding carjacking as an aggravating offense); the addition of false incrimination and filing a fictitious police report as predicate crimes under Bias Intimidation law (2C:16-1a.); State v. Brown (App. Div. 2020) (third-degree arson, 2C:17-1(b)); second-degree causing or risking widespread injury or damage (2C:17-2(a)(1)); the expanded crime of initiating a false public alarm with a bias intent (2C:33-3f.); new domestic violence “dating relationship” interpretation; statutory revisions to 2C:35-11.1 (governing counterfeit drugs; medical devices, and misbranded drugs); the restriction on the sale of toy guns.