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scoob_i_e
09-11-2009, 12:15 AM
I have no idea whether I am correctly referring to the book I'm looking for (as it is worded in my topic title,) however.....

I'm wondering as to whom I must contact to request a copy of the CA penal code?

I'm specifically wanting to get a printed, paper version (not interested in an electronic version which can be viewed online.)

cousinkix1953
09-11-2009, 12:22 AM
I have no idea whether I am correctly referring to the book I'm looking for (as it is worded in my topic title,) however.....

I'm wondering as to whom I must contact to request a copy of the CA penal code?

I'm specifically wanting to get a printed, paper version (not interested in an electronic version which can be viewed online.)
I found mine in a community college bookstore. You'll have better luck at a school where there is a police academy; because these are used for their criminal justice courses. Law schools are another good source of hard copy books...

ke6guj
09-11-2009, 12:22 AM
A quick yahoo search found the following.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/store/catalog/productdetail.jsp?pageName=relatedProducts&catId=146&prodId=70140
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?r=1&ISBN=9780314978479&ourl=California%2DPenal%2DCode%2D2009%2DDesktop%2D Edition%2FWest%2DWest

FreedomIsNotFree
09-11-2009, 12:26 AM
Paper copies of the Penal Code become dated rather quickly. Its not easy to stay up to date with all the addendum's.

scoob_i_e
09-11-2009, 12:41 AM
Wow thanks for the rather speedy response. And, to let you all know, yes, I did search for a while before asking where I could find a copy... I didn't think to just search for it like any other book hence I didn't try looking for it on barnes and noble for instance. I figured it was something you could only obtain through a particular/specific agency or the like.

So yeah I feel a little embarassed but again, let it be known:


I-did-try-searching-on-my-own-first.



Thanks very much.

Markinsac
09-11-2009, 1:05 AM
The legislative site has the current codes for California, including the Penal Code.

Go to: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/

Select California Law, make sure you check the box of the code you want to view. If you don't enter any search terms, it will show the index of the code you select.

Librarian
09-11-2009, 12:16 PM
Penal Code books (and abridged versions) are common where there are Administration of Justice programs, so most of the Cal State schools bookstores have them at some part of the school year (sometimes they sell out).

They're out of date, at least a little bit, almost every January when the majority of new laws from the last session take effect.

You can also get the West's versions (http://west.thomson.com/productdetail/149022/40443498/productdetail.aspx) directly, but B&N is a bunch cheaper.