Making Crime Pay: The Writer's Guide to Criminal Law, Evidence, and Procedure

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Allworth Press, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 296 pages
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Designed for writers of mysteries, crime novels and screenplays, this volumexplains the intricate ideas and principles of criminal law using everydayanguage. It seeks to enable authors at all levels to write the authentic andelievable stories that only inside knowledge makes possible. Entertaining intyle, it covers the historical background and evolution of criminal law andses actual case stories to illustrate key ideas. The 14 chapters are dividednto three sections covering criminal law, criminal procedure and evidence,nd the criminal justice system. Genre-specific writing and creativityechniques are included.

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Andrea Campbell has a degree in criminal justice and has studied under one of the leading experts in criminal profiling. A specialist in Forensic Science, she has taught countless crime and mystery writers to understand the patterns and motives of the criminal's mind and render them truthfully. A freelance writer and columnist, she has written more than seven nonfiction books, including Forensic Science: Evidence, Clues, and Investigation and Rights of the Accused. She is a popular guest on radio and television shows and a frequent speaker with the Romance Writers of America. She lives in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. nbsp;

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