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NCJ Number: 139976 Find in a Library
Title: Investigation and Preparation of Criminal Cases, Second Edition
Author(s): F L Bailey; H B Rothblatt
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 870
Sponsoring Agency: Clark Boardman Company, Ltd
New York, NY 10014
Sale Source: Clark Boardman Company, Ltd
435 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook provides a step-by-step description of procedures and techniques for the trial lawyer to use in preparation for and conduct of the defense of a client in a criminal case.
Abstract: This second edition expands and updates the first edition with 10 chapters on new investigative techniques, including electronic eavesdropping, voiceprints, tapes and other sound evidence, and hypnosis. Other defense preparation techniques described are the tracing of missing witnesses; using public records; selecting and locating experts; surveillance; operation of the polygraph; and the analysis of physical evidence such as glass, fabrics, hair, blood, seminal fluid, metal, bullets, photographs, powder burns, written documents, firearms, and fingerprints. Other chapters focus on defense preparation techniques for particular types of cases, specifically those that involve charges related to narcotics, homicide, poisoning, forgery, arson, vehicular homicide, and burglary. Other chapters address the presentation and order of proof, preparation of witnesses, pretrial proceedings and exclusionary hearings, and the preparation of complex criminal and insanity defense cases. Another new chapter on media relations contains instructions on how to prepare the client and effectively handle the press. Other chapters deal with the cross-examination of the prosecution's police and expert witnesses. Chapter bibliographies, a 168-item general bibliography, appended supplementary information, and a subject index
Main Term(s): Defense preparation
Index Term(s): Attorney client relations; Cross-examination; Evidence; Exclusionary rule; Expert witnesses; Insanity defense; Investigative techniques; Polygraphs; Pretrial procedures; Private investigators; Witnesses
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