Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal / Edition 1

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Overview

Providing an in-depth look at one of the most fascinating areas of legal practice, this text presents the real world of prosecutors, defense attorneys and paralegals in criminal law. Drawing on his experience as a criminal defense attorney, an assistant district attorney, and a college instructor, the author brings the study of criminal law alive with material designed to meet the needs of students and instructors. Actual examples of criminal cases are investigated and explained, defenses are explored, and appellate processes are examined. In the initial chapters, students are introduced to the foundations of criminal law and basic facts about three cases are presented. Each chapter then continues the account of the three prosecutions to illustrate chapter concepts. A mock trial is depicted to reinforce aspects of criminal law and enable students to put their knowledge to use. Significant supreme court case decisions and their applicability to criminal law are also analyzed. An instructor's manual gives additional insight on the day-to-day activities of police, prosecutors and defense attorneys, and expounds on some of the more complex procedural phases of prosecution.

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Editorial Reviews

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This new introductory text for paralegals draws on the author's experience as both a criminal defense attorney and an assistant district attorney, offering many real-world examples of trials of criminal cases. The writing style is designed to be accessible and engaging, and difficult concepts are covered in step-by-step fashion. Excerpts from interviews with criminal law professionals, from paralegals to police officers and detectives, give students insight on the world of the criminal law system, and checklists discuss the daily activities of paralegals. Other learning features include sidebars on topics of interest, review and thought questions, and applications. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"The paralegal to do list. This is great because it still puts the focus on the criminal paralegal. So if a student is not sure what a criminal paralegal does, this will give them an idea what to expect. Plus it is in every chapter. I feel this is one of the strongest parts of this textbook."

"The examples are excellent. I particularly like "Insider's Viewpoint", which focus on district attorneys, prosecutors, detectives, and others who are directly connected with the criminal law field and have great experience that they share for the paralegal student's benefit."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766822795
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/19/2002
  • Series: The West Legal Studies
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 500
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Neal R. Bevans, J.D. is an instructor at Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, North Carolina. Drawing on his extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney, an assistant district attorney, and a college instructor, the author brings the world of prosecutors, defense attorneys, and paralegals to life with a uniquely engaging, reader-friendly style ideal for today's learners.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Criminal Law. Chapter 2: Arrest and Search & Seizure. Chapter 3: Post Arrest and Grand Jury. Chapter 4: Evidentiary Issues in Prosecution. Chapter 5: Interrogation, Confessions, and Miranda. Chapter 6: Arraignment and Discovery. Chapter 7: Principals, Accessories and Attempt. Chapter 8: Crimes Against the Person. Chapter 9: Sex-related Crimes. Chapter 10: Crimes Against Property. Chapter 11: Crimes Against Public Order, Morality and Health. Chapter 12: Rights Associated with the Trial. Chapter 13: The Trial. Chapter 14: Defenses. Chapter 15: Sentencing and Appeal.

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