H.T. O'Neal Jr.

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A synopsis of the criminal law as decided by our appellate courts consists, in the main, of a restatement of age-old concepts. The criminal law does not readily lend itself to startling new trends or changes. It is a science which is not static, but stationary.

It has been necessary to formulate several very general categories in which to place the cases, in order that a discussion of them may have some .semblance of order and organization. Although some of the categories have received exhaustive treatment elsewhere in this issue, it appears necessary that they be discussed here solely from the standpoint of criminal law.