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Understanding Criminal Evidence

Understanding Criminal Evidence Author Samuel P. Newton
ISBN-10 9781454833628
Release 2012-12-05
Pages 544
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Understanding Criminal Evidence is a carefully designed undergraduate text featuring a case-method approach and focused solely on criminal evidence. Learning the rules from case analysis allows students to apply the material to real world situations, fostering an understanding of the Rules of Evidence. Solid pedagogy makes the material more accessible than a traditional law school casebook text and features end-of-chapter review questions and key terms. Each chapter has a major introductory case that highlights the evidentiary issues. Several sub-cases in chap every chapter illustrate the ramifications of the rules. Trial transcripts and real world problems help students apply the rules to real situations they may face in practice. Features: Case-method approach to criminal evidence Case analysis methodology students apply the rules to the real world and to real life Features a traditional approach material designed specifically for undergraduates focused solely on criminal evidence Sound pedagogy end-of-chapter review questions key terms material more accessible than a traditional law school casebooks Cases in each chapter one major introductory case highlighting evidentiary issues several sub-cases illustrating ramifications of the rules Trial transcripts and real world problems help students apply the rules



Criminal Evidence

Criminal Evidence Author Derek Regensburger
ISBN-10 0735594740
Release 2011-08-01
Pages 504
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Tracking evidence from the time it is collected to the time it is



Evidence for Paralegals

Evidence for Paralegals Author Marlowe
ISBN-10 9780735590137
Release 2015-08-17
Pages 368
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Clearly written textbook that helps students understand how evidentiary principles are applied in real-life situations. Text focuses on the practical applications of the Federal rules of Evidence and how the rules relate to paralegal practice. Features: Covers a full range of topics, including gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and researching. Written from a real-life perspective, showing how actual practice works in local, state, and federal court. Pedagogy in text developed for paralegal students, and includes short case summaries, readable examples, marginal definitions of terms, marginal cross-references to the Rules of Evidence, review questions, and hypotheticals. Short, concise presentation is ideal for paralegal courses. Updated with changes to the Federal Rules of Evidence. Updated with new cases. New hypotheticals and discussion questions added.



Criminal Procedure

Criminal Procedure Author Roger Wright
ISBN-10 1454847735
Release 2015-02-25
Pages 264
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Criminal Procedure: From the Courtroom to the Street is a criminal procedure textbook specifically designed for the undergraduate college student. This text provides students with an understanding of the legal theories involved, the constitutional reasoning for such theories and procedures and then most importantly, how those theories are applied in the real world. The objective of this text is to not only teach the law, but also offer students an understanding of how the law is actually applied in the field and in the courtroom. Key Features "On the Street" scenarios throughout the book provide an opportunity for the students to apply legal theory to real world street situations. Focused on the legal decision-making skills criminal justice professionals need when making an arrest, collecting evidence, or conducting an interrogation. Vibrant, relevant and readable approach enables students to learn not only the constitutional foundations for the laws and rules of criminal procedure but also how the law applies in today's world. The text is logically organized into a variety of topic areas that are pertinent to the actual work of criminal justice professionals. The author's extensive experience as a police officer, lawyer, and professor gives the book an ideal balance of theory and practice.



Court Procedure and Evidence Issues

Court Procedure and Evidence Issues Author Neal R. Bevans
ISBN-10 0735507651
Release 2011-09-01
Pages 403
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Readable and practical text for criminal justice courses on court procedure and judicial process, incorporating an overview of evidentiary issues. Features: This text explores the details of the judicial process, explaining the various phases of a criminal prosecution in a clear and often entertaining style. The book provides a balance between theoretical discussions and practical, down-to-earth examples of law in action at every phase of a criminal proceeding. Well-written text that is accessible to both students and professors. Thoughtful pedagogy includes the following: Learning objectives that are stated clearly and succinctly at the beginning of each chapter Terms and legal vocabulary set out in bold in the body of the text and defined immediately in the margin for the ease of student comprehension Figures and tables to illustrate crucial points, designed to capitalize on different learning styles among students Case scenarios to help students develop their understanding of the material Excerpts from seminal or otherwise noteworthy US Supreme Court cases End of chapter questions, activities and assignments to hone the students' understanding Reference to a sample criminal case to help develop specific points in each chapter Complete Mock Trial package that includes police, investigative reports, charging documents and other materials to assist student in actually presenting a criminal case "For the Prosecution/For the Defense," point/counter point feature in each chapter that discusses an issue from the prosecution and defense viewpoints Web sites for further research and/or discussion Profiling the Professional: an interview and profile of a legal professional, such as a judge, law enforcement officer, defense attorney, etc., that appears in each chapter. This feature explains the day-to-day world of a legal professional, helping the student/reader make an intellectual and emotional connection with the real-life professionals in the criminal justice system Logical and understandable organization. Author has a wealth of trial experience at every phase of criminal litigation, as well as extensive experience writing textbooks.



Laws of Evidence

Laws of Evidence Author Thomas Buckles
ISBN-10 9781337669672
Release 2017-05-24
Pages 512
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This book offers a general, yet substantive view of evidence law. Its chapters combine content with relevant cases, allowing readers to learn and analyze the legal reasoning and court decision-making process behind the laws. Written in a reader-friendly format, the chapters feature elements that enhance instruction and help readers develop essential skills. Exhibits and illustrations provide a visual connection to the material. Legal Research Using the Internet applications and Internet Icons alert readers to Web references and promote the use of web-based legal resources to strengthen technology skills. The appendix presents additional information on the court system and its procedures, giving an expanded overview of evidence law and its use in the legal process. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Interviewing and Investigating

Interviewing and Investigating Author Stephen P. Parsons
ISBN-10 9781454881155
Release 2016-09-20
Pages 656
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Interviewing and Investigating: Essential Skills for the Legal Professional, 6E reflects a thorough and practical approach, for a strong foundation in interviewing and investigating, as well as in the civil, criminal, and non-litigation contexts in which they are used. This comprehensive text uses realistic case scenarios, practical exercises, illustrations, and examples to teach the essential skills of interviewing and investigating, helping students to master rather than memorize the skills. Led by an experienced practitioner and author, readers will make connections between law and fact, engage in critical analysis, and develop specific communication skills that are indispensable in practice. Key Features: Summaries of newly decided cases involving attorney-client privilege and the use of social media to communicate. References to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in Chapters 3 and 4 revised to reflect December 2015 amendments, including: FRCP 26(c)(1)(B): cost shifting in connection with a motion for protective order during discovery FRCP 37(e): national standard for imposition of sanctions for spoliation of ESI FRCP 16(b)(3):judicial input on certain e-discovery issues at the outset of a case. References to Federal Rules of Evidence 801(d)(1)(B) and 803(6)(7)(8) updated and new examples added. New section on the confrontation clause. All websites updated and new sites added. Discussions of e-discovery updated to reflect the latest developments in online social networking and technology. In updated case studies, social media plays a significant role in the characters’ lives—sometimes to their detriment. Expansion of the treatment of public records and the explanation of what state public records acts cover and how to access them. Refreshed instructor’s manual providing a sample syllabus, suggested approaches to using the various pedagogical features in the text, instructions and evaluation form for persons roleplaying as witnesses, and a complete test bank with answers.



Constitutional Law in Criminal Justice

Constitutional Law in Criminal Justice Author Tina M. Fielding Fryling
ISBN-10 9781454846369
Release 2015-01-28
Pages 640
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Constitutional Law In Criminal Justice presents the constitutional provisions most directly related to criminal law, demonstrating their daily impact on the attitudes, capabilities, events, and responses of legal professionals in policing, courtrooms, and federal agencies. The U.S. Constitution guides every facet of the investigation of crime and of threats to public safety and national security, and to further readers' understanding of the nature of these procedures, this book examines both the Constitution's relevant provisions and the central developments in their interpretation by the Supreme Court and other U.S. courts. Features: Accessible coverage of incorporation and the application of the Fourth, Fifth,Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments, as well as the First and Second Amendments as they relate to crime and criminal justice. Open-ended scenarios, based on actual cases, that allow students to explore situations they will need to think through and act in every day as members of the criminal justice system working amid layers of scrutiny and changing laws and interpretation. An author, an experienced professor of constitutional law in criminal justice and practitioner in a private criminal law practice and as a public defender in the appellate division, who brings actual criminal court experience to the page. Emphasis on the practical application of constitutional law for those working in the criminal justice system, using samples of actual court and police documents, such as a warrant application and criminal complaint.



Trial Evidence

Trial Evidence Author Thomas A. Mauet
ISBN-10 9781454874676
Release 2015-11-12
Pages 512
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Well-known and experienced authors, highly respected in the clinical field, Thomas A. Mauet and Warren D. Wolfson provide a complete review of the effective use of evidence in a trial setting. Trial Evidence, Sixth Edition is structured around the way judges and trial lawyers think about evidentiary rules, with particular focus on the Federal Rules of Evidence. Numerous examples show how evidentiary issues actually arise, both before and during trial. A logical organization follows the sequence of a trial: opening statement, direct examination, cross examination, and closing arguments. Law and Practice sections throughout the book are based on actual federal and state cases and bring real life to the law of evidence. The accessible style of Trial Evidence always focuses on practice over theory.



Criminological and Criminal Justice Research Methods

Criminological and Criminal Justice Research Methods Author Wesley G. Jennings
ISBN-10 9781454833062
Release 2014-02-24
Pages 204
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This book was written for the many criminology and criminal justice students who are skeptical that research methods will be relevant to their future careers as police or parole officers or defense or prosecuting lawyers. Understanding research goals and methods is essential to successful and effective work in these fields, and this engaging, direct, and, at times, humorous text demonstrates that importance and helps prepare students for that effectiveness and success. Jennings and Reingle offer clear, practical introductions, with extensive, compelling examples, to the essential classical research methods, including ethics, measurement, surveys, secondary data analysis, and sampling, along with emerging new approaches, such as case-control and longitudinal designs and experiments in criminology and criminal justice settings. With its focus on research design, this text provides the information most useful to students as future research consumers, rather than specialized analysts, of research data. The authors' scenario-based treatments of real-world situations and applications facilitate understanding of the full range of criminological and criminal justice research methods and illustrate the usefulness of that understanding for implementing and employing evidence-based policies in whatever agencies or roles students work in or engage with in their future careers. Criminological and Criminal Justice Research Methods offers: A dynamic, authoritative author team professionally involved in theoretical, methodological, empirical, and practical evaluations and applications of criminology and criminal justice research methods A practical, real-world focus on the methodologies most useful in daily criminal justice practice Comprehensive coverage of classical and cutting-edge criminological and criminal justice research methods, including ethics in research, measurement, survey construction and use, secondary data analysis, sampling, and experimental, longitudinal, case-control, and qualitative study design A separate chapter on and frequent, integrated references throughout the text to maintaining an ethical approach to treatment of participants and use of data Interesting, accessible, direct writing, with each chapter building on real-world scenarios to elucidate the nature and applications of research methods Extensive pedagogy in each chapter, from a summary of important concepts, definitions of key terms, and review questions to resources for more in-depth study, including lists of useful websites and references A full range of comprehensive, flexible instructional and learning materials online at



An Analytical Approach To Evidence

An Analytical Approach To Evidence Author Ronald Jay Allen
ISBN-10 9781454876083
Release 2016-07-06
Pages 1069
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An Analytical Approach to Evidence: Text, Problems, and Cases, Sixth Edition is a problem-based Evidence casebook that presents the Federal Rules of Evidence in context, illuminates the rulesand’ underlying theories and perspectives, and provides a fully updated and systematic account of the law. The material is presented primarily through straightforward explanatory text. Lively discussion and interesting problems (rather than numerous appellate case excerpts) engage students in understanding the principles, policies, and debates that surround evidence law. Hallmark features of An Analytical Approach to Evidence: Text, Problems, and Cases: An opening transcript from an actual criminal law case illustrates how evidence is admitted and excluded in practiceand—Chapter Two on the trial process can be taught with the transcript or separately A wide range of real-world problems exposes students to the depth and complexity of the Rules of Evidence Every chapter addresses basic rules interpretation, essential policy, and connects theory to practice Teacherand’s Manual includes sample syllabi for both 4- and 3-credit courses, transition guide for each chapter, teaching guidance, and answers to all the problems in the book Thoroughly updated, the Sixth Edition presents: New co-author Alex Stein (Cardozo), who has published widely in areas of evidence, economic analysis of law, and general legal theory, and brings a wealth of expertise to the sixth edition Discussion of fundamental moral questions Discussion of allocation of authority between judges and juries Rulesand’ effects on both primary (non-litigation) and litigation behavior Additional pedagogical elements, format redesign, and simplifying notes/questions to increase appeal to students (without sacrificing intellectual sophistication) New assessment problems with answers allow students to test themselves and prepare for exams



Evidence

Evidence Author David A. Sklansky
ISBN-10 9781454874690
Release 2015-11-25
Pages 840
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A highly flexible casebook focusing on core concepts and central controversies in evidence law. With well-selected and tightly edited cases, this casebook offers thoroughly up-to-date coverage of technical and jurisprudential developments in scientific proof. Specifically, the fourth edition contains a dozen new cases while also dropping older material made redundant by the additions. The author has replaced the Supreme Court s confrontation decisions in Davis v. Washington and Michigan v. Bryant with the Court s 2015 decision in Clark v. Ohio. The Court s 2012 decision in Williams v. Illinois, regarding confrontation and expert witnesses, has replaced State v. Lewis. And Warger v. Shauers, the Court s 2014 decision applying Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b), has pushed aside Tanner v. United States and People v. Fleiss.



Texas Criminal Procedure and Evidence

Texas Criminal Procedure and Evidence Author Amanda Peters
ISBN-10 1454886951
Release 2017-01-10
Pages 1145
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Quick, simple, and straightforward introduction to all of the basics of contracts law, specifically designed for paralegal students Features: Comprehensive coverage of all the key topics. Also includes a chapter on drafting simple contracts. Clearly written text and lively examples help students understand the law. Well-crafted pedagogy includes chapter overviews, highlighted examples, key terms, review questions, sample clauses for analysis, edited cases, chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter exercises Manageable length makes this book ideal for shorter courses.



Understanding Criminal Law

Understanding Criminal Law Author Joshua Dressler
ISBN-10 1531007910
Release 2018-04
Pages 648
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This comprehensive and clearly written Understanding treatise is frequently cited by scholars and courts in their analysis of substantive criminal law, and has been a popular source of assistance to criminal law students for the past quarter century. Understanding Criminal Law is designed to be taught in conjunction with any casebook. The topics covered are those most often raised in criminal law casebooks, and coverage of these subjects is meant to complement professors' classroom discussions. The text focuses on the basic elements of, and defenses to, all crimes; provides in-depth coverage of such crimes as homicide, rape, and theft; and covers other important topics covered in the Criminal Law course, such as accomplice and inchoate liability. Understanding Criminal Law also covers theories of punishment, sources of the criminal law, and overarching principles such as legality and proportionality. The common law is emphasized with extensive comparisons to the Model Penal Code and modern statutes. This edition offers the most significant updating ever, including coverage of quickly-changing legal areas, such as sexual assault and self-defense law. Recent and ongoing revisions to the Model Penal Code are also covered.



Criminal Evidence

Criminal Evidence Author Matthew Lippman
ISBN-10 9781483359564
Release 2015-03-23
Pages 496
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A concise and comprehensive introduction to the law of evidence, Criminal Evidence takes an active learning approach to help readers apply evidence law to real-life cases. Bestselling author Matthew Lippman, a professor of criminal law and criminal procedure for over 25 years, creates an engaging and accessible experience for students from a public policy perspective through a multitude of contemporary examples and factual case scenarios that illustrate the application of the law of evidence. Highlighting the theme of a balancing of interests in the law of evidence, readers are asked to apply a more critical examination of the use of evidence in the judicial system. The structure of the criminal justice system and coverage of the criminal investigative process is also introduced to readers.



Women and Criminal Justice

Women and Criminal Justice Author Marilyn D. McShane
ISBN-10 9781454847304
Release 2015-01-28
Pages 272
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WOMEN AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE sheds light on how gender, race, and class affect the status of women in the context of policing, courts, and corrections. Systematic and engaging, McShane and Hsieh integrate the perspectives and experiences of women who are employed in the criminal justice system, as well as those who are offenders or victims of crime. Written specifically for the undergraduate course, WOMEN AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE opens a window onto the historical and contemporary landscape of the criminal justice system from the perspective of women. WOMEN AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE features: Broad coverage of contemporary issues of women with respect to policing, the courts, and corrections A methodical look at the status of women in the criminal justice system as influenced by legislation, case law, media, public opinion, and professional organizations High-profile cases that exemplify key points and illuminate the complex social structure of the criminal justice system Critical analysis of salient themes, such as gender roles and economic status, and the development of gender bias in the criminal justice system An evidence-based approach, based on published empirical research and studies Bibliographic and Internet sources for additional research at the end of each chapter The perspectives of women in the criminal justice system are finally in a textbook about women in the criminal justice system.



International and Transnational Criminal Law

International and Transnational Criminal Law Author David Luban
ISBN-10 9781454848509
Release 2014-07-11
Pages 1416
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Bringing a wealth of experience and insight to a rapidly emerging field of inquiry, International and Transnational Criminal Law offers four-part coverage, dynamic perspective, and historical depth. Ideal for the international criminal law course and well suited to courses on transnational law and international law, this casebook carefully examines procedural issues, transnational crimes, and international crimes. Features: Updated throughout to reflect relevant recent Supreme Court and lower court decisions, amended statutes, developments in treaty law, and current scholarship Incorporated recent decisions of the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, and the ad hoc and hybrid tribunals, particularly regarding the elements of international crimes, sentencing norms, and the prosecutor's role Expanded references to non-U.S. sources, such as the United Kingdom's Terrorism Act of 2006 and its Bribery Act of 2010 Sharpened discussion of jurisdictional as well as extradition and evidence gathering Extended the terrorism chapter by, inter alia, including the Supreme Court's decision in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project and the Lebanon Tribunal's definition of terrorism; adding materials on the (de)listing of designated foreign terrorist organizations; and updating the materials on military commissions Rewrote the International Criminal Court chapter to focus on jurisdiction, admissibility, and the Security Council's role and to concentrate on the Office of the Prosecutor's exercise of prosecutorial judgment, illustrated through Uganda and Sudan case studies Substantially amended the modes of participation and mens rea chapter to incorporate recent decisions, eliminate unnecessary complexities, and, consistent with the ICC's practice, to focus on indirect and direct co-perpetration Updated the crimes against humanity chapter to reflect developments regarding the "group discrimination" and the "state or organizational policy" elements Revised the trafficking in people, drugs, arms, and antiquities chapter Included, in the war crimes chapter, the U.S. drone program, the crime of inflicting disproportionate "collateral" civilian damage, and developments on the crime of recruiting child soldiers Updated the torture chapter to include developments under the Obama administration Updated the Sexual Violence chapter: added the ICC's rape definition and cumulative charging decisions, and discussion of the "new" crime of forced marriage.