Evidence for Paralegals

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Aspen Law & Business, Nov 1, 1998 - Law - 255 pages
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Designed to help students understand how evidentiary principles are applied, The new edition of this book (previously published by Irwin/McGraw-Hill) includes carefully crafted questions, As well as discussions on such matters gathering evidence, interviewing witnesse, and researching and fashioning evidentiary arguments - all tasks likely to be performed by a paralegal. Focusing on the practical application of the Federal Rules of Evidence as they relate to paralegal practice, The text also provides students with hypothetical civil and criminal situations. Offerings of the new Second Edition: Expanded discussion of contstitutional issues related To The 4th and 5th Amendments and Exclusionary Rule. Rule changes regarding sex crimes included. These new rules, allowing 'propensity' evidence to be used to prove guilt in rape and child molestation cases are a substantial departure from the historical perspective of the rules, and new expository text is used to explain these rule change. Pedagogical Strength: Appendix with Federal Rules of Evidence. Marginal definitions End-of-chapter review questions End-of-chapter application - hypothetical situations with questions The accompanying Teacher's Manual offers; Updated statutory or Federal Rule material Answers to review questions and applications questions Additional cases an explanation of the them of each chapter

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