Take the mystery out of 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:
Criminal Law: A Desk Referencewill assist students, bloggers, journalists, mystery writers, and anyone else interested in the criminal justice system or law enforcement.
Paul Bergman is a UCLA Professor of Law and the author or coauthor of many books, including Represent Yourself in Court and The Criminal Law Handbook, both published by Nolo.
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About 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-Barrett, Nolo). He has also published numerous articles in law journals, and regularly gives presentations on how law and lawyers are portrayed in film.