Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal: A Systems Approach

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Cengage Learning, Jul 11, 2005 - Law - 640 pages
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This text prepares paralegals in the principles of criminal law as well as in the practice skills needed daily in the law office. Presented in a clear, logical, outline format, Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal: A Systems Approach, third , includes effective learning features such as charts, checklists, forms, documents, legal terminology, helpful web sites, and numerous illustrative case examples. A systems folder is also included to help build an impressive practice system of topically arranged forms, legal principles, rules, checklists, and other materials. This comprehensive text blends theory with practice and incorporates insights into the fascinating world of crime and criminals and the legal professionals who work within the justice system. The systems approach used continues to be one of the most popular features of this text, and the clear, concise, yet thorough presentation of concepts and skills leads to the development of a more thoughtful and accurate paralegal professional.
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Contents

Foundations of Criminal Law
3
Administration of Criminal Justice and the Role of the Paralegal
27
Components of a Crime
51
Crimes Against Persons and Crimes Against Habitation
77
Crimes Against Property Public Order and Safety Public Morals and Justice and Public Administration
137
Inchoate and Organized Crimes
185
Defenses
219
Intake and Drafting the Complaint
259
Pretrial Initial Appearance to Preliminary Hearing
399
Pretrial Grand Jury to Pretrial Conference
437
Trial Rights Procedure Tasks
481
Sentencing Punishment and Review
515
System Folder Contents
587
Excerpts from the Constitution of the United States of America
593
Glossary
599
Spanish Glossary
605

Search and Seizure
307
Confessions and Pretrial Identification Procedures
363

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About the author (2005)

James McCord is an experienced trial attorney in criminal law, professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, and a member of the Wisconsin and Kentucky Bar Associations. A frequent speaker at legal conferences, he is the author of several books and articles on the paralegal profession and practice. Professor McCord is a past president of the American Association for Paralegal Education, a former member of the American Bar Association Legal Assistant Program Approval Commission, and included in "Who's Who in Law.

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