Complete Criminal Law

Text, Cases, and Materials

Author: Janet Loveless,Mischa Allen,Caroline Derry

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198803273

Category: Law

Page: 784

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Complete Criminal Law is supported by clear author commentary, choice extracts, and useful learning features. The explanations and examples in this textbook have been crafted to help students hone their understanding of criminal law. The Complete titles are ambitious in their scope; they've been carefully developed with teachers to offer law students more than just a presentation of the key concepts. Instead they offer a complete package. Only by building on the foundations of the subject, by showing how the law works, demonstrating its application through extracts from cases and judgments, and by giving students the tools and the confidence to think critically about the law will they gain a complete understanding. This book is accompanied by free to access online resources for both students and lecturers. For students - Annual updates - Links to relevant websites - Answer guidance on problem questions and 'thinking points' from the text - Extra exam style questions with answers guidance For lecturers - Test bank of 200 multiple choice questions

Learning Criminal Law as Advocacy Argument

Complete with Exam Problems & Answers

Author: John Delaney

Publisher: John Delaney Publications

ISBN: 0960851461

Category: Criminal law

Page: 445

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More than most other books about the criminal law, this presentation focuses on "Learning Criminal Law as Advocacy Argument." In each criminal-law topic, it presents in building-block form the limited repertoire of core issues and related arguments so that you can concentrate on learning and practicing those that your professor has stressed in class, in her materials, and on her old exams. You can know the issues on the exam before you go into the exam room.In each criminal-law topic there is a limited repertoire of core issues that must be identified and then resolved with advocacy argument. This pattern of issues and arguments arises from embedded and recurring factual patterns and the resulting criminal law performance of prosecutors, defense lawyers, and trial and appellate judges over decades and even centuries. Your professor presents only some of the core issues and related arguments from these repertoires in her course and on her criminal-law exam. Thus, you can systematically learn the set of core issues and arguments in each topic presented by your and know the issues before you go into the exam room. The exam then presents no surprises.What do you mean by resolving the core issues "with advocacy argument?"Identifying the core issues from your professor?s course is the first critical task. The second critical task is resolving these issues with advocacy argument. Advocacy argument is the lawyer?s single-minded marshalling of the relevant facts and doctrine that are necessary to resolve the identified issues in favor of either the prosecution or defense. This book helps you with both tasks: identifying the exam issues and resolving them.

Crime in Texas

Your Complete Guide to the Criminal Justice System

Author: Ken Anderson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292704787

Category: Law

Page: 196

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The Texas criminal justice system has come a long way since the early 1990s, when a vicious crime spree by paroled murderer Kenneth McDuff convinced lawmakers and citizens that the system had broken down. In this book, District Attorney Ken Anderson describes major reforms that followed the McDuff case as he provides a complete overview of the criminal justice system in Texas. Using simple language that any citizen can understand, Anderson describes all aspects of the system--officials (police, prosecutors, judges), criminal procedure, criminal law, criminal punishments, victims' rights, and the juvenile system. He illustrates his points with real-life stories of crime and punishment. Throughout the book, Anderson emphasizes two facts--that crime prevention programs, stricter law enforcement, and increased prison space have dramatically lowered the crime rate in Texas and that citizen activism is very effective in bringing reform to the criminal justice system. This book will be essential reading for everyone--public and professional--concerned with criminal justice in Texas.

Books, Crooks and Counselors

How to Write Accurately about Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure

Author: Leslie Budewitz

Publisher: Linden Publishing

ISBN: 1610351215

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Addressing the misunderstood and misrepresented aspects of the law in today's writing, this reliable guidebook demonstrates how to use legal concepts, terminology, and procedure to create fiction that is true to life and crackling with real-world tension. Examples from actual cases are provided along with excerpts of authentic courtroom dialogue. Topics covered include criminal and civil law; differences between federal, state, and Native American jurisdiction; police and private investigation; wills and inheritances; and the written and unwritten codes that govern the public and private conduct of lawyers and judges. Providing a quick and simple legal reference, this handbook is the key to creating innovative plots, strong conflicts, authentic characters, and gritty realism.

Criminal Law

Text, Cases, and Materials

Author: Jonathan Herring

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198811810

Category: Criminal law

Page: 944

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Criminal Law: Text, Cases, and Materials offers deft legal coverage and analysis alongside expertly selected extracts from key cases and academic sources. The effective two-part structure of each chapter in the book - the first part explaining the law as it is, the second examining the theoretical aspects of the law - ensures that readers not only gain a secure understanding of the law itself but also acquire a fundamental appreciation of the surrounding philosophical and ethical debates. Important theoretical material is made accessible to students through a particularly engaging writing style. The author's clarity of expression brings the subject to life and places the law in context. This text is an essential and complete resource for all those wanting to get to grips with the fascinating and sometimes challenging area of criminal law. Online Resources: This text is accompanied by the following online resources: For students - DT Updates to the law following publication DT Useful web links DT Guidance on answering selected questions in the book DT An introductory video from the author For lecturers - DT A test bank of multiple choice questions

American Criminal Courts

Legal Process and Social Context

Author: Casey Welch,John Randolph Fuller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 145572811X

Category: Law

Page: 614

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American Criminal Courts: Legal Process and Social Context provides a complete picture of both the theory and day-to-day reality of criminal courts in the United States. The book begins by exploring how democratic processes affect criminal law, the documents that define law, the organizational structure of courts at the federal and state levels, the overlapping authority of the appeals process, and the effect of legal processes such as precedent, jurisdiction, and the underlying philosophies of various types of courts. In practice, criminal courts are staffed by people who represent different perspectives, occupational pressures, and organizational goals. Thus, this book includes chapters on actors in the traditional courtroom workgroup (judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys, etc.) as well as those outside the court who seek to influence it, including advocacy groups, the media, and politicians. It is the interplay between the court's legal processes and the social actors in the courtroom that makes the application of criminal law fascinating. By focusing on the tension between the law and the actors inside of it, American Criminal Courts: Legal Process and Social Context demonstrates how the courts are a product of "law in action" and presents content in a way that enables you to understand not only the "how" of the U.S. criminal court system, but also the "why." Clearly explains both the principles underlying the development of criminal law and the practical reality of the court system in action A complete picture of the criminal justice continuum, including prosecution, defense, judges, juries, sentencing, and pre-trial and appeals processes Feature boxes look at how courts are portrayed in the media; identify landmark due-process cases; illustrate the pros and cons of the courts’ discretionary decision-making; examine procedures and the goals of justice; and highlight the various types of careers available within the criminal courts

Understanding Criminal Law

Author: Joshua Dressler

Publisher: Carolina Academic Press LLC

ISBN: 9781531007911

Category: Criminal law

Page: 648

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This comprehensive and clearly written Understanding treatise is frequently cited by scholars and courts in their analysis of substantive criminal law, and has been a popular source of assistance to criminal law students for the past quarter century. Understanding Criminal Law is designed to be taught in conjunction with any casebook. The topics covered are those most often raised in criminal law casebooks, and coverage of these subjects is meant to complement professors' classroom discussions. The text focuses on the basic elements of, and defenses to, all crimes; provides in-depth coverage of such crimes as homicide, rape, and theft; and covers other important topics covered in the Criminal Law course, such as accomplice and inchoate liability. Understanding Criminal Law also covers theories of punishment, sources of the criminal law, and overarching principles such as legality and proportionality. The common law is emphasized with extensive comparisons to the Model Penal Code and modern statutes. This edition offers the most significant updating ever, including coverage of quickly-changing legal areas, such as sexual assault and self-defense law. Recent and ongoing revisions to the Model Penal Code are also covered.

Q&A Criminal Law 2013-2014

Author: Norman Baird

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136188266

Category: Law

Page: 290

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Routledge Q&As give you the tools to practice and refine your exam technique, showing you how to apply your knowledge to maximum effect in an exam situation. Each book contains up to fifty essay and problem-based questions on the most commonly examined topics, complete with expert guidance and fully worked model answers. These new editions for 2013-2014 will provide you with the skills you need for your exams by: Helping you to be prepared: each title in the series has an introduction presenting carefully tailored advice on how to approach assessment for your subject Showing you what examiners are looking for: each question is annotated with both a short overview on how to approach your answer, as well as footnoted commentary that demonstrate how model answers meet marking criteria Offering pointers on how to gain marks, as well as what common errors could lose them: ‘Aim Higher’ and ‘Common Pitfalls’ offer crucial guidance throughout Helping you to understand and remember the law: diagrams for each answer work to illuminate difficult legal principles and provide overviews of how model answers are structured Books in the series are also supported by a Companion Website that offers online essay-writing tutorials, podcasts, bonus Q&As and multiple-choice questions to help you focus your revision more effectively.

Criminal Law

A Problem Solving Approach

Author: John Delaney

Publisher: John Delaney Pubns

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 442

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LexisNexis Practice Guide: Georgia Criminal Law

Author: Robert L. Persse

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1522157670

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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With its concise writing style, streamlined chapter format, abundance of checklists and forms, multitude of references to leading and related cases, cross references to relevant analytical content, and extensive and authoritative guidance, you'll find more of everything that makes a practice guide valuable and easy for you to use. Each Practice Guide chapter combines authoritative legal analysis with an expert author's practical insights that have been distilled from years of litigation practice. Georgia Criminal Law includes hundreds of Practice Tips with easy-to-recognize icons that transition smoothly from legal analysis to practical application of a point of law. Chapter parts begin with a detailed practice checklist (more than 60 checklists are included) defining the essentials of a major task, e.g., “Raising Error on Appeal” and “Recognizing, Objecting and Presenting Hearsay.” Checklists capture the essential steps (what, when, how) of each task with cross-references to relevant authority, forms, and discussion of the topic within the chapter itself. Highlights: • Expert analysis and practice tips through each phase of a criminal proceeding: Comprehensive analysis of criminal law and procedure in Georgia. Reduces research time and offers a starting point to prosecutors and defense counsel for researching their criminal cases. • Over 60 checklists: Facilitates personalizing and editing of jury instructions and saves practitioner time by providing the text of the jury instructions in electronic format.

Representing the Accused

A Practical Guide to Criminal Defense

Author: Jill Paperno

Publisher: Aspatore Books

ISBN: 9780314285294

Category: Law

Page: 274

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Whether you are a law clinic student making your first foray into criminal defense, a newly admitted attorney, a general practitioner, or an attorney whose practice is concentrated in criminal defense, Representing the Accused will provide you with invaluable advice as you navigate your way through a criminal case. Authored by an experienced criminal defense attorney in a large public defenders office who has personally handled thousands of criminal cases, supervised representation in thousands more, and trained scores of attorneys, this book provides insight and guidance on how to efficiently and effectively manage each step in the handling of a criminal case. In order to help you provide quality representation to your clients, this publication offers clear explanations of a criminal attorneys role at every stage, from the arrest through the conclusion of the case.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Criminal Justice System

Author: Robin Sax, Esq.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101145080

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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Learning About Crime, Pays. Most people watch television shows such as Law and Order and see a simplified version of the world of cops and courtrooms. In fact, the American criminal justice system is one of the most complex legal establishments in the world. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Criminal Justice System de- mystifies the complexity of the judicial establishment and the bureaucracy behind it in a clear, jargon-free and detailed portrait so that any citizen can understand how it works. -- Public is highly interested in criminal investigations and trials -- Also a useful resource for people planning to enter these fields -- Includes detailed glossary of legal terms

Emanuel Law Outlines for Criminal Law

Author: Steven L. Emanuel

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454852348

Category: Law

Page: 528

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The most trusted name in law school outlines, Emanuel Law Outlines were developed while Steve Emanuel was a student at Harvard Law and were the first to approach each course from the point of view of the student. Invaluable for use throughout your course and again at exam time, Emanuel Law Outlines are well-correlated to all major casebooks to help you to create your own outlines. Sophisticated yet easy to understand, each guide includes both capsule and detailed explanations of critical issues, topics, and black letter law you must know to master the course. Quiz Yourself Q&As, Essay Q&As, and Exam Tips give you ample opportunity to test your knowledge throughout the semester and leading up to the exam. Every title in the series is frequently updated and reviewed against new developments and recent cases covered in the leading casebooks. Emanuel Law Outlines provide a comprehensive breakdown of the law, more sweeping than most, for your entire study process. For more than thirty years, Emanuel Law Outlines have been the most trusted name in law school outlines. Here s why: Developed by Steve Emanuel when he was a law school student at Harvard, Emanuel Law Outlines became popular with other law students and spawned an industry of reliable study aids. (Having passed the California bar as well, Steve Emanuel is now a member of the New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and Virginia bars.) Each Outline is valuable throughout the course and again at exam time. Outline chapters provide comprehensive coverage of the topics, cases, and black letter law covered in the course and major casebooks, written in a way you can easily understand. The Quiz Yourself Q&A in each chapter and the Essay Q&A at the end provide ample opportunity to test your knowledge throughout the semester. Exam Tips alert you to the issues that commonly pop up on exams and to the fact patterns commonly used to test those items. The Capsule Summary an excellent exam preparation tool provides a quick review of the key concepts covered in the course. The comprehensive coverage is more sweeping than most outlines. Each Emanuel Law Outline is correlated to the leading casebooks. Every title is frequently updated and reviewed against new developments and recent cases covered in the leading casebooks. Tight uniformity of writing style and approach means that if you use one of these guides, you can be confident that the others will be of similar quality.

Research Handbook on the Economics of Criminal Law

Author: Alon Harel,Keith N. Hylton

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857930656

Category: Law

Page: 272

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Jeremy Bentham and Gary Becker established the tradition of analyzing criminal law in utilitarian and economic terms. This seminal book continues that tradition with specially commissioned, original papers that span the philosophical foundations of the use of economics in criminal law, both traditional economic perspectives and behavioral and experimental approaches to the discipline. The contributors examine and evaluate the optimal design of criminal law norms as well as the ideal structure of law enforcement institutions. They delineate what wrongs ought to be criminalized, identify the boundaries between criminal law and tort, and determine the optimal size of sanctions given the differential vulnerability of victims. They also analyze the special considerations that apply to the regulation of corporate crime, the effects of technology on crime, and the effects of the distribution of wealth on sentencing. This essential Handbook provides students and scholars of criminal law and law and economics the opportunity to explore the diversity of contemporary approaches to the economics of crime. Criminologists, sociologists and policymakers will also find it a valuable addition to their collections.

The Criminal Law Handbook

Know Your Rights, Survive the System

Author: Paul Bergman,Sara J. Berman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324711

Category: Law

Page: 672

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The criminal justice system is complicated, understand it and your rights Criminal law is full of complex rules and procedures, but this book demystifies them. It explains how the system works, why police, lawyers, and judges do what they do, and—most important—the options for suspects, defendants, and victims. It also provides critical information on working with a lawyer. In plain English, The Criminal Law Handbook covers: search and seizure arrest, booking, and bail Miranda arraignment plea bargains trials sentencing working with defense attorneys common defenses constitutional rights juvenile court preliminary hearings appeals, and public defenders This edition is completely updated, covering the latest changes in criminal and U.S Supreme Court cases. Written by the authors of Represent Yourself in Court, Paul Bergman, J.D. and Sara Berman, J.D.

The Criminal Law of Genocide

International, Comparative and Contextual Aspects

Author: Paul Behrens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317036964

Category: Law

Page: 300

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This collection of essays presents a contextual view of genocide. The authors, who are academic authorities and practitioners in the field, explore the legal treatment, but also the social and political concepts and historical dimensions of the crime. They also suggest alternative justice solutions to the phenomenon of genocide. Divided into five parts, the first section offers an historical perspective of genocide. The second consists of case studies examining recent atrocities. The third section examines differences between legal and social concepts of genocide. Part four discusses the treatment of genocide in courts and tribunals throughout the world. The final section covers alternatives to trial justice and questions of prevention and sentencing.

Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals

Author: Larry S. Miller,John T. Whitehead

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351973460

Category: Law

Page: 420

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The criminal justice process is dependent on accurate documentation. Criminal justice professionals can spend 50–75 percent of their time writing administrative and research reports. The information provided in these reports is crucial to the functioning of our system of justice. Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals, Sixth Edition, provides practical guidance—with specific writing samples and guidelines—for providing strong reports. Most law enforcement, security, corrections, and probation and parole officers have not had adequate training in how to provide well-written, accurate, brief, and complete reports. Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals covers everything officers need to learn—from basic English grammar to the difficult but often-ignored problem of creating documentation that will hold up in court. This new edition includes updates to reference materials and citations, as well as further supporting examples and new procedures in digital and electronic report writing.

Smith, Hogan, and Ormerod's Essentials of Criminal Law

Author: John Child,David Ormerod

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198788681

Category:

Page: 672

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Smith, Hogan, & Ormerod's Essentials of Criminal Law takes students to the heart of this fascinating subject, providing focused, expert coverage alongside a wealth of student-friendly learning features to aid study. It provides an ideal gateway to understanding the dynamic world of criminal law. Dr John Child and Professor David Ormerod QC introduce the field of criminal law to the new undergraduate reader, addressing all the key topics on the LLB. The text does not shy away from complex issues but instead conveys a clear understanding of all offences and principles. Particular attention is paid to considering student assessment, with end of chapter sections offering advice on how to approach essay and problem questions. Short learning and assessment tips are provided throughout the chapters. Online Resource Centre www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/orc/sho/ Each chapter is accompanied by a selection of online resources to support and further student learning, including: DT Multiple choice questions with answer feedback DT A selection of short revision questions with answer guidance DT Two sample examination questions with answer guidance DT Further reading Also on the website you will find: DT A selection of videos from the authors explaining key topics and principles DT Legal updates DT Useful web-links