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Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal,
2nd Edition

Neal R. Bevans

ISBN-13: 9781133693581 | ISBN-10: 113369358x

Copyright 2015

| Published 2014

| 480 pages

List Price USD $179.95

Overview

Now newly updated and expanded, the Second Edition of this popular book provides a concise, realistic, hands-on guide to the fascinating and rewarding practice of criminal law. CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE FOR THE PARALEGAL offers a highly practical introduction to the field, exploring essential legal principles and their applications through a series of real-world cases, including prosecution, defense, and appellate processes. Drawing on his extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney, an assistant district attorney, and a college instructor, the author brings the world of prosecutors, defense attorneys, and paralegals to life with a uniquely engaging, reader-friendly style ideal for today's learners. The book also addresses relevant Supreme Court decisions and their ramifications and offers insights from actual paralegals and examples from real cases. This trusted text is an ideal resource to prepare you for success in the dynamic, high-demand field of criminal law.

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Meet the Authors

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Neal R. Bevans, J.D. is an instructor at Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, North Carolina. Drawing on his extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney, an assistant district attorney, and a college instructor, the author brings the world of prosecutors, defense attorneys, and paralegals to life with a uniquely engaging, reader-friendly style ideal for today's learners.

  • The author has also included "bullet points" in each chapter that condense the relevant material down for quick reference.
  • All chapters have updated case law references and have been edited and rewritten with recent changes in the law in mind.
  • New figures and exhibits have been added to encourage the more visually-oriented learner.
  • "Insider's Viewpoints" feature highlights real-life legal situations and solutions, illustrating the daily practice of actual professionals to complement academic material with highly practical insights.
  • "Paralegal To Do Lists" highlight some of the tasks a paralegal should complete when working on a particular aspect of a criminal case.
  • Real-world examples and exercises throughout the text present elements of actual cases, giving students an awareness of legal settings and procedures they are likely to encounter in their professional careers.
  • "Role of the Paralegal" sections in each chapter outline the activities paralegals undertake during criminal prosecutions, presenting a variety of perspectives to provide students with a detailed, comprehensive understanding of the work they will eventually perform.
  • In addition to employing a concise, reader-friendly style that makes even difficult material more accessible, the author has included abundant cross-references, definitions, examples, and case analyses to engage readers with a variety of learning styles and preferences.

Table of Contents

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1. An Introduction to Criminal Law.
2. Arrest, Search, and Seizure.
3. Post-arrest and Grand Jury.
4. Evidentiary Issues in Prosecution.
5. Interrogation, Confessions, and Miranda.
6. Arraignment and Discovery.
7. Principals, Accessories, and Attempt.
8. Crimes Against the Person.
9. Sex-related Crimes.
10. Crimes Against Property.
11. Crimes Against Public Order, Morality and Health.
12. Rights Associated with the Trial.
13. The Trial.
14. Defenses.
15. Sentencing and Appeal.
APPENDIX A.
The Kline Case.
APPENDIX B.
The Marbles Case.
APPENDIX C.
The Fortner Case.
Glossary.
Index.

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Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal

  • ISBN-10: 113369358x
  • ISBN-13: 9781133693581

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