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Title: West Virginia Criminal Jury Instructions
Author(s): E Z Murphy
Corporate Author: West Virginia Public Defender Services
Criminal Law Research Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 461
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
West Virginia Public Defender Services
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume presents all the jury instructions included in the earlier two editions, together with material added to reflect court decisions from July 1992 through April 1, 1994, and statutory changes from July 1992 through December 1993.
Abstract: Specific legislative changes made during the 1994 regular and extraordinary sessions are not included. The instructions cover substantive law, with comments and research footnotes. Included are the basic elements of most crimes against the person, crimes against property, driving under the influence or alcohol or drugs, sex offenses, certain common-law defenses, and general charges to the jury. The volume simplifies the language as much as possible to make the instructions comprehensible to the average juror. In some instructions archaic, obtuse language was left as a precaution against challenge. Footnotes and table of authorities
Main Term(s): Court procedures
Index Term(s): Jury instructions; West Virginia
Note: 3rd edition
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