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NCJ Number: 137160 Find in a Library
Title: New York Criminal Practice and Selected Civil Practice Designed for Criminal Justice/Paralegal Students: Third Edition
Author(s): S Maislin
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 232
Sponsoring Agency: Kendall/ Hunt Publishing Co
Dubuque, IA 52004
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8403-6105-X
Sale Source: Kendall/ Hunt Publishing Co
4050 Westmark Drive
P.O. Box 1840
Dubuque, IA 52004
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended primarily as a text for criminal justice and paralegal students in New York State, this text describes and explains selected criminal and civil processes in New York State with emphasis on criminal proceedings.
Abstract: "Causes of action" in the civil field and the necessary elements that comprise these proceedings are discussed to provide the reader an opportunity to consider why there was a law suit instituted. "Periods of time" from the date of the act or omission are discussed to acquaint the reader as to when the suit must be brought and where it must be resolved. The issue of "how much" is discussed when "negligence" is the focus of the injured parties' rights to compensation. "Offenses" in the criminal field and the elements that comprise their make-up are portrayed to acquaint the reader with the actual and legal definitions of various offenses defined in the Penal Laws of the State of New York. The procedures of when and how the officer may make an arrest are discussed; and the principles of arraignment, bail, plea bargaining, and motion practice are reviewed as are trial preparation, principles of speedy trial, presentence reports, and sentencing. Penal law and criminal procedure law index
Main Term(s): Civil proceedings; Criminal proceedings
Index Term(s): Criminal codes; Criminal justice education; Criminal procedures; New York
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