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LUBBOCK (AP) - A Texas Tech law school professor has looked at Halloween-related cases and whether the spooky celebration offers a legal excuse for crime.

Victoria Sutton’s new book is called: “Halloween Law: A Spirited Look at the Law School Curriculum.” Details were announced Monday by the school in Lubbock.

Sutton, who teaches constitutional, biodefense and biosecurity law, says her research has found a great number of cases revolving around Halloween.

In the criminal law section, Sutton looks at whether Halloween excuses vandalism to some degree.

She says the short answer is no and that courts in general have decided that “vandalism is still vandalism.”

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