Author: Ronald J. Bacigal
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics
Criminal Law and Procedure: An Introduction, 2nd Edition is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the practice and theory of criminal law. Written primarily for paralegal, legal studies, and criminal justice students at the college level, this book also serves as an excellent introductory guide for anyone preparing for a career in law.
Author: Ronald J. Bacigal
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Criminal law and criminal procedure are two distinct areas of study. Discover both and see how they work together in CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE: AN OVERVIEW, 4TH EDITION. This book's clear and concise presentation will equip you for a variety of legal careers as it covers both the substance of criminal law and criminal procedure to give you a solid overview of the entire criminal justice system. The book first defines criminal responsibility and addresses major felonies recognized in most, if not all, jurisdictions. The second half details procedural aspects of the entire criminal justice system, from arrest to appeal and habeas corpus, with special emphasis on the U.S. Constitution's fourth, fifth, and sixth amendments. A wealth of summaries and excerpts from court cases highlight practical applications of this book's legal principles.This edition introduces emerging topics and increases coverage of ethical issues, such as the impact of electronic communications on the discovery process. New Learning Objectives and Sidebars draw attention to concept summary charts, while new practice exercises, essays and integrated discussion questions help you apply criminal law and procedure as it is practiced today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Iryna Marchuk
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-07-29
This book examines the rapid development of the fundamental concept of a crime in international criminal law from a comparative law perspective. In this context, particular thought has been given to the catalyzing impact of the criminal law theory that has developed in major world legal systems upon the crystallization of the substantive part of international criminal law. This study offers a critical overview of international and domestic jurisprudence with regard to the construal of the concept of a crime (actus reus, mens rea, defences, modes of liability) and exposes roots of confusion in international criminal law through a comprehensive comparative analysis of substantive criminal laws in selected legal jurisdictions.
Author: Alastair N. Brown
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Criminal procedure
This introductory book, designed for all law students, for criminal law practitioners and for those whose work requires them to understand the criminal justice system sets out the essentials of the law of criminal evidence and procedure in a clear and readable form.
Author: Markus D. Dubber
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2015-03-10
In this second edition of his well-received introductory overview of the Model Penal Code, Markus Dubber retains the book's original aim to serve as an accessible companion to the Code. Professor Dubber unlocks the Model Penal Code's potential as a key to the study of American criminal law for law students and teachers, and for anyone else with an interest in understanding the basic contours of American criminal law. While the book's general goal and basic approach remain unchanged, its content has been thoroughly revised. Citations to primary and secondary materials have been updated and supplemented where appropriate. The American Law Institute's ongoing revision of the Code's sentencing and sexual offense provisions has been taken into account. Also, the comparative analysis found sporadically throughout the original edition has been expanded in places to provide additional context.
Author: Brian L. Porto
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2008-10-17
Despite their clarity and sophistication, most judicial process texts currently available have two significant limitations. First, they understate the effects of legal factors such as stare decisis on judicial decision-making and second, they fail to convey the human emotions involved in litigation. Reflecting the author’s experience as a political scientist, law student, judicial clerk, practicing attorney, and law professor, May It Please the Court: Judicial Processes and Politics in America, Second Edition redresses this imbalance by giving well-deserved attention to legal influences on judicial decisions and to the human drama of litigation. Each chapter reflects the book’s premise that the judicial process operates at the intersection of law and politics, and this theme guides the discussions. The coverage in the book is far-reaching, exploring numerous topics, including the structure of federal and state courts, the selection and removal of judges, and the legal profession’s history and culture. It discusses two hypothetical cases, outlining their trial and appellate proceedings. It also presents an engaging debate about the legitimacy and the utility of judicial policy making. New to this edition: Expanded appendices, including a discussion of computerized legal research New illustrative cases, documents, and web references All chapters updated to reflect changes since the first publication in 2001 The final chapter summarizes the theme of the book, noting that courts not only enforce norms and resolve disputes, but also, as a coequal branch of government, shape the fundamental power relationships that drive American politics. The chapter ends by observing that the judicial process offers a window on the entire American political system. This book clarifies the view from that window.
Author: Bryan Clark
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Release Date: 2012-08-21
Whether you're studying Scots law, comparative law, law in Europe or looking to convert to Scots law, this invaluable guide will quickly equip you with all the basics of the Scottish legal system. Fully updated for the third edition, it is the ideal textbook for busy law students and revising for those all-important exams. Summary sections of Essentials Facts and Essential Cases will help you to identify, understand and remember the key elements of the subject.
Author: Thomas McInnis
Release Date: 2000-10-30
On December 24, 1968, ten-year-old Pamela Powers was brutally murdered, her body dumped at the side of the road to freeze. Robert Anthony Williams was charged with the crime, and a series of trials, appeals, and reversals ensued. The Christian Burial Case: An Introduction to Criminal and Judicial Procedure introduces readers to the intricacies of the American legal system, using the Williams case to illustrate all the stages of the legal process from the point of arrest, to the trial, the appellate process, and, ultimately, the Supreme Court. The text clearly and concisely explains criminal and court procedures in the context of the Williams case, paying careful attention to the rights against self-incrimination and to counsel, and to the role of the exclusionary rule in our system of justice. This unique introduction to criminal justice and judicial procedure captures the imagination of the reader as it chronicles The Christian Burial case from beginning to end. Because the suspect was observed leaving the scene of the crime with the body of the victim, the Williams case seemed to be open and shut. But due to police procedures in apprehending and questioning the suspect, the resolution of the case took fifteen years and two United States Supreme Court decisions. By highlighting the difficulties of determining the facts of the case and the proper procedural laws that were applicable, McInnis demonstrates the complexities inherent in the legal system. This compelling book is a must-read for all people interested in learning more about criminal procedure and judicial processes.