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|Pt. I||Terms Used in Criminal Law||1|
|Ch. 1||Crimes, Accomplices, and Defenses||2|
|Ch. 2||Larceny and Embezzlement||12|
|Ch. 3||Crimes Against the Person||21|
|Ch. 5||Burglary, Arson, Receipt of Stolen Goods, and Forgery||39|
|Ch. 6||Crimes Against Morality and Drug Abuse||48|
|Pt. II||Terms Used in Law of Torts||57|
|Ch. 7||Torts and Tortfeasors||58|
|Ch. 8||Intentional Torts||67|
|Ch. 9||Negligence and Product Liability||77|
|Pt. III||Terms Used in Law of Contracts||87|
|Ch. 10||Formation of Contracts||88|
|Ch. 11||Contract Requirements||96|
|Ch. 12||Third Parties and Discharge of Contracts||104|
|Pt. IV||Terms Used in Law of Personal Property and Agency||113|
|Ch. 13||Personal Property and Bailments||114|
|Ch. 14||Intellectual Property||124|
|Ch. 15||Law of Agency||132|
|Pt. V||Terms Used in Practice and Procedure||141|
|Ch. 16||Beginning a Court Action||142|
|Ch. 17||Service of Process and Attachments||154|
|Ch. 18||Defensive Pleadings||162|
|Ch. 19||Methods of Discovery||172|
|Ch. 20||Pretrial Hearing and Jury Trial||182|
|Ch. 21||Steps in a Trial||191|
|Pt. VI||Terms Used in Law of Wills and Estates||203|
|Ch. 22||Wills, Testaments, and Advance Directives||204|
|Ch. 23||Revocation, Lapses, and Ademption||214|
|Ch. 24||Principal Clauses in a Will||223|
|Ch. 25||Disinheritance and Intestacy||232|
|Ch. 26||Personal Representative of the Estate||242|
|Ch. 27||Settling an Estate||250|
|Pt. VII||Terms Used in Law of Real Property||269|
|Ch. 29||Estates in Real Property||270|
|Ch. 30||Co-Ownership and Multi-Ownership of Real Property||278|
|Ch. 31||Acquiring Title to Real Property||288|
|Ch. 34||Recording System||315|
|Ch. 35||Airspace and Water Rights||325|
|Ch. 36||Easements, Restrictions, and Zoning Regulations||334|
|Ch. 37||Landlord and Tenant||342|
|Pt. VIII||Terms Used in Family Law||351|
|Ch. 38||Marriage, Divorce, and Dissolution of Marriage||352|
|Ch. 39||Divorce Procedure||363|
|Pt. IX||Terms Used in Law of Negotiable Instruments||373|
|Ch. 40||Negotiable Instruments||374|
|Pt. X||Terms Used in Business Organization and Bankruptcy||383|
|Ch. 41||Business Organization||384|
|Ch. 42||The Law of Bankruptcy||394|
|Glossary of Legal Terms||403|
Legal Terminology, Fourth Edition, is written with the best interests of the student in mind. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of legal terminology through the study of law itself and on using legal terminology in many different ways rather than relying solely on learning through rote memory. Short, easy-to-understand chapters written in a manner designed to capture student interest continue to be a highlight of the text. The law with its unique terminology is presented in short segments, followed by many activities that enable students to work with scores of legal terms and concepts. At the end of each chapter, students answer questions about the subject matter in a section entitled "Reviewing What you Learned." A segment called "Understanding Legal Concepts" allows students to check their understanding of legal theory. Next, students confirm their knowledge by completing a "Checking Terminology" assignment, followed by a project in "Using Legal Language." Finally, for reinforcement, students puzzle over what they learned by completing a crossword brainteaser.New Features
In addition to keeping abreast of changes in the law, this edition of Legal Terminology has many new features. Each chapter begins with a question intended to whet the students' appetite by testing them on the meaning of a legal term or concept before they study the chapter. The list of key terms that begins each chapter now includes the phonetic pronunciations of many terms. Similarly, the comprehensive "Glossary of Legal Terms" at the end of the text includes the same phonetic pronunciations. A new feature called "Web Wise" has been added to assist students withInternet research, and eye-catching etchings from the Library of Congress supplement Wiley's Non Sequitur cartoons to help spark student interest.
The number of legal terms presented in this edition exceeds 1,400. Newly discussed topics include the stop and frisk rule, the castle doctrine, e-signature, e-commerce, DNA evidence, the ripeness doctrine, plenary jurisdiction, medical directives and health care declarations, slayer statutes, simultaneous death rules, incorporation by reference, degrees of kindred, homestead laws, the gift tax, moiety, usufruct, and covenant marriage.
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