Criminal Law and Procedure for Legal Professionals

Author: John Phillip Feldmeier,Frank Schmalleger

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780138021160

Category: Law

Page: 600

View: 2560


CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURES, 1/e bridges the gap between theoretical presentations of criminal law and procedure and the practical realities of working in the criminal justice field. It covers the essential principles, doctrines, and rules of criminal law and procedure, carefully balancing them with numerous “In the Field” special features offering insights drawn from real-world experiences. Students will find many examples and assignments drawn from both federal and state criminal cases, as well as many features and scenarios illuminating ethical standards for criminal justice professionals. Throughout, the text provides maximum flexibility to instructors teaching a wide range of pre-law, paralegal, and criminal justice students.

Criminal procedure for the criminal justice professional

Author: John N. Ferdico

Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co

ISBN: 9780534629199

Category: Law

Page: 644

View: 326


Part One: FRAMEWORK FOR THE STUDY OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE. 1. Individual Rights Under the United States Constitution. 2. Criminal Courts and Criminal Trials. 3. Basic Underlying Concepts: The Exclusionary Rule, Privacy, Probable Cause, and Reasonableness. Part Two: ARRESTS, SEARCH WARRANTS, STOPS, AND FRISKS. 4. Arrest. 5. Search Warrants. 6. Stops and Frisks. Part Three: EXCEPTIONS TO THE SEARCH WARRANT REQUIREMENT. 7. Search Incident to Arrest. 8. Consent Searches. 9. The Plain View Doctrine. 10. Search and Seizure of Vehicles and Containers. 11. Open Fields and Abandoned Property. Part Four: CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND THE FIFTH AND SIXTH AMENDMENTS. 12. Admissions and Confessions. 13. Pretrial Identification Procedures.

Office Procedures for the Legal Professional

Author: Judy Long

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781401840839

Category: Law

Page: 432

View: 9018


This is an all-encompassing approach to looking at law office procedures. It reviews the law office and the court system then moves on to a detailed discussion of various specialty areas of law and the function of the paralegal or legal assistant in each. Assignments and projects give the reader a very real sense of work in a law office. And, those efforts are documented in a notebook within the publication which later serves as a valuable resource in carrying out similar assignments on the job. This publication coupled with an available forms manual makes for an invaluable combination. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Legal Aid Lawyers and the Quest for Justice

Author: Daniel Newman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1782252223

Category: Law

Page: 198

View: 2899


This book examines the state of access to criminal justice by considering the health of the lawyer-client relationship under legal aid. In the largest study of its kind for some two decades, ethnographic fieldwork is used to gain a fresh perspective upon the interaction that lies at the heart of the criminal justice system's equality of arms. The research produces two contradictory messages; in interview, lawyers claim a positive relationship with their clients while, under participant observation, there emerges quite the opposite. Paying more heed to what was seen than what was said, it is supposed that these lawyers were able to talk the talk but not walk the walk. The lawyers treat their clients with wanton disrespect; making fun of them, talking over them and pushing them to plead guilty – despite protestations to the contrary. The evidence is damning for this branch of the legal profession – and tragic for the clients who depend on them. What is responsible for this malaise...inadequate financial remuneration? Increased time pressures? Lapsed ethical training? Whatever the origin, this book is intended to show the profession that there is a problem – one that could get worse unless they choose to learn from the mistakes made by the lawyers in this study.

Criminal Litigation

Author: Maura Butler

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199588791

Category: Law

Page: 303

View: 4634


Criminal Litigation is a comprehensive guide to the evidential and procedural rules and skills of criminal litigation and advocacy. The manual provides effective practice knowledge of the fundamental elements of criminal procedure, with an emphasis on client care issues. It discusses the role of the solicitor at all stages of the criminal process, where the case is disposed of in either the District Court or the Superior Courts. Procedure is explained from both a prosecution and a defence perspective, beginning with arrest and proceeding to trial and beyond, in a sequential manner that reflects the criminal justice process. The law on regulatory crime sometimes referred to as white collar or corporate crime is distinguished, at a time when legislation in this area is being enacted. This third edition has been extensively revised to include new chapters on regulatory crime, bail law and the European arrest warrant procedure. It is essential reading for trainee solicitors on the Professional Practice Course, and an excellent resource for Irish legal practitioners and other actors in the criminal justice system. Online Resource Centre Changes and developments in the area will be covered by regular updates to the Online Resource Centre.

Substantive Law for the Legal Professional

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467247863

Category: Education

Page: 62

View: 860


Facts101 is your complete guide to Substantive Law for the Legal Professional. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Forensic Assessments in Criminal and Civil Law

A Handbook for Lawyers

Author: Ronald Roesch,Patricia A. Zapf

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199766851

Category: Law

Page: 336

View: 963


Designed to meet the specific needs of lawyers,Forensic Assessments in Criminal and Civil Law: A Handbook for Lawyers provides insight into what to expect from forensic mental health evaluations and how to navigate these assessments with skill and competence. The volume is divided into sections by evaluation type: criminal, civil, and juvenile and family evaluations. Each chapter addresses one of the most commonly requested forensic evaluations and is written by a forensic psychologist with both academic and professional experience with that type of evaluation.

Forensic Science and Law

Investigative Applications in Criminal, Civil and Family Justice

Author: Cyril H. Wecht,John T. Rago

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420058118

Category: Law

Page: 728

View: 1445


Forensic science has undergone dramatic progress in recent years, including in the areas of DNA collection and analysis and the reconstruction of crime scenes. However, too few professionals are equipped with the knowledge necessary to fully apply the potential of science in civil, criminal, and family legal matters. Featuring contributions from renowned experts in the forensic, scientific, and legal professions, Forensic Science and Law: Investigative Applications in Criminal, Civil, and Family Justice communicates the wide range of methods and approaches used for achieving justice in these circumstances. A solid grounding in the underlying principles of our legal system provides a context for understanding how these methods are applied. The book brings together the words and thoughts of diverse professionals whose common goal is to uncover the truth. About the editors... Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D., is actively involved as a medical-legal and forensic science consultant, author, and lecturer. Currently coroner of Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania, he is certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic, clinical, and forensic pathology and is a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Dr. Wecht is a Clinical Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, and Graduate School of Public Health, an Adjunct Professor at Duquesne University Schools of Law, Pharmacy and Health Services, and a Distinguished Professor at Carlow University. He is a past president of both the American College of Legal Medicine and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Dr. Wecht is the author of more than 500 professional publications and has appeared as a guest on numerous national television and radio talk shows. John T. Rago, J.D., is Assistant Professor of Law at Duquesne University School of Law and the Director of both The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law and the Law School’s Post-conviction DNA Project. He teaches criminal law and procedure to law students and graduate courses on wrongful convictions, foundations in American law and constitutional criminal procedure to students in the university’s Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences. Professor Rago also serves as an appointed member to the Innocence Project’s Policy Group of the Cardozo School of Law in New York. He is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Basic Criminal Law

The Constitution, Procedure, and Crimes

Author: Anniken Davenport

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134559967

Category: Law

Page: 456

View: 4293


This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in criminal law and criminal procedure (as well as supplementary readings in constitutional law) in the paralegal and more general criminal justice programs. A comprehensive, well-organized approach to understanding key legal concepts and developing the essential skills and hands-on experience needed to enter the legal profession Basic Criminal Law, Fifth Edition, provides a thorough grounding in criminal law, its history, how it is practiced today, and what trends will take it into the future. Rich with features that guide readers through the history of criminal law, the crimes themselves, and specific legal procedures, this text offers numerous opportunities to develop the real-world skills needed to enter the workforce. The Fifth Edition includes: insights from current and high-profile key cases; new You Make the Call sections; a revised chapter on sex crimes; a revised appeals section; updated crime statistics and definitions; updated evidence concept sections; and enhanced practical tips and strategies.

Soviet Criminal Law and Procedure

The RSFSR Codes

Author: Harold Joseph Berman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674826366

Category: History

Page: 399

View: 2085


A second edition has been made necessary by the large number of important changes in the Criminal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure introduced since July 3, 1965, the effective date of the first edition. I have taken advantage of the opportunity thus presented to make some changes in the Introduction as well.

Legal Professional Privilege

Law and Theory

Author: Jonathan Auburn

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1841131016

Category: Law

Page: 269

View: 4023


This analysis presents a new approach to the issue of legal professional privilege. It offers a thorough exploration of the principles underlying the privilege and takes a Commonwealth-wide approach, covering the law in England, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa.

Criminal Procedure: Law and Practice

Author: Rolando del Carmen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495006009

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

View: 829


This eminently practical text has become a market leader as a result of its succinct, clear writing style, extensive use of engaging pedagogy, and unique ability to cover procedure completely and correctly without bogging students down in minutiae. Filled with case briefings, examples, sample police forms, and the most recent Supreme Court rulings, this book is known for its relevance to law enforcement officials and professionals in the field. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Lawyers, Courts, and Professionalism

The Agenda for Reform

Author: Rudolph Joseph Gerber

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313265679

Category: Law

Page: 156

View: 3525


Lack of access of the poor and middle class to civil courts, suits that benefit only lawyers, litigation tactics devoted to victory rather than truth or justice, and inefficient courts are some of the issues addressed by Judge Gerber in his outspoken critical appraisal of America's legal profession and judiciary. The author suggests practical--and in some cases radical--remedies needed to make the system responsive to the public and to give substance to the ideal of equal justice for all. Gerber's criticisms of the legal profession today are far-reaching, and the self-reflection in which he asks us to engage is difficult, even uncomfortable. But it is a necessary step in the continuing efforts we all must make to ensure that our profession upholds the highest ideals of professional responsibility. Sandra Day O'Connor, Supreme Court of the United States Lack of access of the poor and middle class to civil courts, suits that benefit only lawyers, litigation tactics devoted to victory rather than truth or justice, and inefficient courts are some of the issues addressed by Judge Gerber in his outspoken critical appraisal of America's legal profession and judiciary. The author suggests practical--and in some cases radical--remedies needed to make the system responsive to the public and to give substance to the ideal of equal justice for all. Following an introductory overview of the troubled condition of our legal system, Judge Gerber considers the narrow process by which future lawyers are selected and the financial motivations that commonly inspire them to study law. He next takes a hard look at legal education, noting that the litigation model now in vogue inculcates a mentality of combat and downgrades peacemaking and negotiating skills. In a discussion of bar exams, Judge Gerber points out that these tests measure neither ethics nor competency and fail to provide for specialty licensing, for which he recommends periodic reexamination and peer review. Commenting on the complexity, confusion, delays, and extortionate costs that prevent equal access to justice, the author offers specific suggestions for streamlining court procedures and revamping the court system by managerial and procedural changes. He examines ethical abuse by courtroom litigators, contending that periodic ethical review and specialized training are needed to insure that justice is served. Concluding with a critical analysis of major competing jurisprudential theories, Judge Gerber argues that a return to natural law ideals is needed to reinspire lawyers and judges with a philosophical sense of the foundations of justice. This important new work is particularly relevant for legal educators and professionals and for courses dealing with the legal profession, legal ethics, the judiciary, and the court system.

Criminal Law for the Criminal Justice Professional

Author: Norman Garland

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780078026584

Category: Law

Page: 512

View: 683


Criminal Law for the Criminal Justice Professional, authored by criminal justice expert Norman M. Garland, provides a comprehensive study of the rules and laws that encompass the structure of the criminal justice system. The 4th edition gives a wide-ranging overview of the nature, origins, and purposes of the criminal justice system, affording students a thorough understanding of this complex subject matter. The Connect course for this offering includes SmartBook, an adaptive reading and study experience which guides students to master, recall, and apply key concepts while providing automatically-graded assessments. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following: • SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content. • Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course. • Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement. • The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping. Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here:

The Legal Profession in the European Union

Author: Bruno Nascimbene,Elisabetta Bergamini

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041125779

Category: Law

Page: 251

View: 2407


Aim of this work is to provide a guidance to lawyers and other professionals to the current contents of EC law related to the legal professions and to the different national systems in order to simplify the use of the relevant EC rules on professional practice in a different member state and to accomplish a precise knowledge of the influence's framework of 'Europe'; in the national regulated legal professions. This work makes a survey on the evolution of EC law focusing on legal profession and their relationships with the market freedoms and competition rules. It starts from the Treaty provisi.

Law of Evidence for Criminal Justice Professionals

Author: Irving J. Klein

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780314200778

Category: Law

Page: 623

View: 7772


This text presents laws of evidence via case law in a law-book numerical reference format. The author, who has experience both as an attorney and police officer, presents the material in legal language to familiarize the student with the style and format legal professionals use. New pedagogy includes end-of-chapter questions.

Commonwealth Caribbean Criminal Practice and Procedure

Author: Dana S. Seetahal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136674284

Category: Law

Page: 434

View: 9180


The fourth edition of this best-selling book has been thoroughly revised to take into account recent developments in the law in criminal practice and procedure across the region. The only textbook that explores criminal practice and procedure as it relates to the Commonwealth Caribbean, the book clarifies the state law in each of 11 jurisdictions, at the same time making it clear when laws are the same or similar and highlighting where differences among jurisdictions occur. Both statute law and common law are examined in the relevant jurisdictions, which include Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica and Grenada amongst others. The impact of statutory changes in the laws are analysed, as well as recent developments in the common law. Throughout the text the statutory law in the Commonwealth Caribbean is compared to similar English legislation, in the light of the analysis of such legislation in English case law. Commonwealth Caribbean Criminal Practice and Procedure is the recommended textbook for all profes- sional law schools in the Commonwealth Caribbean and is used at regional universities as a reference book for criminal justice students. In addition, as the only book that deals specifically with criminal practice and procedure in the regions, it has proved a valuable reference tool for legal practitioners, judicial officers and police officers.

Constitutional Law in Criminal Justice

Author: Tina M. Fielding Fryling

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454846364

Category: Law

Page: 640

View: 971


Constitutional Law In Criminal Justice presents the constitutional provisions most directly related to criminal law, demonstrating their daily impact on the attitudes, capabilities, events, and responses of legal professionals in policing, courtrooms, and federal agencies. The U.S. Constitution guides every facet of the investigation of crime and of threats to public safety and national security, and to further readers' understanding of the nature of these procedures, this book examines both the Constitution's relevant provisions and the central developments in their interpretation by the Supreme Court and other U.S. courts. Features: Accessible coverage of incorporation and the application of the Fourth, Fifth,Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments, as well as the First and Second Amendments as they relate to crime and criminal justice. Open-ended scenarios, based on actual cases, that allow students to explore situations they will need to think through and act in every day as members of the criminal justice system working amid layers of scrutiny and changing laws and interpretation. An author, an experienced professor of constitutional law in criminal justice and practitioner in a private criminal law practice and as a public defender in the appellate division, who brings actual criminal court experience to the page. Emphasis on the practical application of constitutional law for those working in the criminal justice system, using samples of actual court and police documents, such as a warrant application and criminal complaint.

Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and the Constitution

Author: Stephanie A. Jirard

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780131756311

Category: Law

Page: 482

View: 6281


This book combines criminal law, criminal procedure and the Constitution from a practitioner's point of view. Drawing on the author's vast professional experience, it gives readers what most survey books do not, the ability to analyze criminal justice situations from a legal perspective. Discussion of the Constitution and U.S. Supreme Court decisions are integrated throughout each chapter. Edited case excerpts appear throughout and retain original court language, detailed analysis and questions to illustrate fundamental legal concepts. Building on its more effective treatment of case law, the book clearly shows the relationship between criminal law, criminal procedure the Constitution.