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NCJ Number: 219807 Find in a Library
Title: Legal Ease: A Guide to Criminal Law, Evidence, and Procedure, Second Edition
Author(s): Andrea Campbell; Ralph C. Ohm
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 374
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Publication Number: ISBN -13 978-0-398-07730-3
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This new second edition is an expansive and practical guide to criminal law, evidence, and procedure.
Abstract: Part 1, "Criminal Law Explained," presents a history of criminal law, defines criminal conduct, and discusses the tools attorneys use in their practice. Part 2, "Criminal Procedure and Evidence," describes in detail the steps required to conduct a constitutionally sound search, seizure, and arrest. Part 2 also presents a comprehensive description of the duties and responsibilities of prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement personnel/agencies, and court personnel. Part 3, "A Walk through the Criminal Justice System," is a step-by-step journey through a criminal trial, from jury selection to the verdict, sentencing, and an appeal. Defendants' rights are discussed for various stages of criminal processing. The concepts and principles of U.S. constitutional amendments are explained, accompanied by numerous case examples. Additional topics address statute changes, new cases, and a discussion of the provisions of the Patriot Act. This second edition includes sections on "Key Words to Define" and "Questions for Review and Discussion" at the end of each chapter. 50 references, an annotated listing of resource Web sites, and case and subject indexes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Arrest and apprehension; Criminal law; Criminal procedures; Criminal proceedings; Defense; Defense counsel; Defense services; Jurisprudence; Juvenile processing; Prosecution; Prosecutors; Rights of the accused; Search and seizure; Search and seizure laws; Trial procedures
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