Criminal Law: A Desk Reference [NOOK Book]

Overview

Demystify criminal law.

Criminal law can be a maze of conflicting principles, strange jargon, and confusing procedures. Professor Paul Bergman unravels the mysteries with an engaging plain English style that incorporates real life ...
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Criminal Law: A Desk Reference

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Overview

Demystify criminal law.

Criminal law can be a maze of conflicting principles, strange jargon, and confusing procedures. Professor Paul Bergman unravels the mysteries with an engaging plain English style that incorporates real life examples, famous films, and entertaining hypotheticals. From arraignment through sentencing, from "abuse excuse" to vigilante, this handy desk reference explains it all.

You'll get answers to questions such as:

• When can police officers enter your home?
• Is cyber bullying illegal?
• Is intoxication ever a criminal defense?
• What are the "fruits of the poisonous tree"?
• Can the police search your car?

Criminal Law: A Desk Reference will assist students, bloggers, journalists, mystery writers, and anyone else interested in the criminal justice system or law enforcement.
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Editorial Reviews

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”You’ve gone straight. Can your name be cleared?…This book will tell you how in minute detail.” Whole Earth Review

“Nolo is always there in a jam as the nation’s premier publisher of do-it-yourself legal books.” Newsweek

“The legal arena is where Nolo shines.”  San Jose Mercury News

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413319941
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 12/12/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 390
  • Sales rank: 1,251,490
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Paul Bergman is a Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law and a recipient of a University Distinguished Teaching Award. His recent books include Reel Justice: The Courtroom Goes to the Movies (Andrews & McMeel); Trial Advocacy: Inferences, Arguments, Techniques (with Moore and Binder, West Publishing Co.); and Represent Yourself In Court and The Criminal Law Handbook (both with Berman, Nolo). He has also published numerous articles in law journals and regularly gives presentations on how law and lawyers are portrayed in film. His blog on the criminal justice system can be found at The Rap Sheet: Nolo's Criminal Law Blog.
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