Written by a former federal prosecutor and public defender, Criminal Law and Procedure: A Courtroom Approach introduces students to the essentials of criminal law and procedure by illuminating the legal issues justice professionals face before, during, and after a criminal trial. Through the examination of statutes, edited case excerpts, and recent constitutional interpretation of black letter law, the text bridges the gap between learning criminal procedure and applying criminal law. Drawing from author Stephanie A. Jirard’s vast experience in both the courtroom and the classroom, Criminal Law and Procedure gets students to think critically about real-world issues and practice applying the law in a just and meaningful way. Accessible and engaging, this text presents criminal law and procedure as an exciting opportunity to have a direct, positive impact on our communities and the criminal justice system. Key Features: "Making the Courtroom Connection" boxes help students apply the legal concepts they learn to real-life issues facing law enforcement, the court system, and correctional institutions today. Edited case excerpts connect criminal law and procedure with current case material on relevant topics so students can see the impact of judicial decision making. "Applying the Law to the Facts" boxes engage students’ critical thinking skills and enhance their logical problem-solving abilities by providing opportunities to apply the rule of law to different scenarios. "Springboard for Discussion" prompts spark conversations and invite students to contrast the moral, ethical, and legal implications of criminal law and procedure in a larger context. Problem-solving exercises at the end of each chapter provide students with opportunities to test themselves on the material before a formal assessment. Active Learning Exercises in the Instructor’s Manual enable professors to offer additional opportunities for experiential learning. Give your students the SAGE edge! SAGE edge offers a robust online environment featuring an impressive array of free tools and resources for review, study, and further exploration, keeping both instructors and students on the cutting edge of teaching and learning. Learn more at edge.sagepub.com/jirard.
CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE is an effective resource for learning all substantive and procedural aspects of criminal law. This practical, up-to-date text features important updates to criminal laws and statutes in the post-9/11 world, including white-collar crime, cybercrime, terrorism, standards of proof, the PATRIOT Act, and much more. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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.
CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE FOR THE PARALEGAL: A SYSTEMS APPROACH, 4th Edition equips readers with a solid understanding of the principles of criminal law as well as the skills for daily practice in a law office. Thorough yet succinct, the student-friendly text presents material in a clear, logical, outline format. It also provides many opportunities for students to apply both critical thinking and law-office practice skills. The text enriches learning by providing insights into crime, punishment, criminal justice standards for prosecution, defense, and the court, and the competing policies behind the law and judicial decisions. The unique systems folder approach enables students to build an impressive practice system of topically arranged forms, legal principles, rules, checklists, and other materials. The text delivers an excellent blend of theory with practice--giving students a strong foundation to build on. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This latest edition of Virginia Criminal Law and Procedure is the definitive authority on criminal law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, offering comprehensive coverage of substantive crimes, plus the procedural, constitutional, and ethical issues involved in criminal practice. Expert author John L. Costello discusses problems encountered in pretrial, trial, and appellate practice -- offering valuable guidance at each stage. From arrest to appeal, Virginia Criminal Law and Procedure is the practice manual criminal lawyers in Virginia can't afford to be without.
Using actual examples from practice, Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal, Third Edition, teaches students about the real-world experience of the paralegal, with coverage of local, state, and federal criminal cases. Working with the various types of cases presented in this book familiarizes students with the role of the paralegal in the process of investigation, prosecution, and defense, in criminal cases. Edward Carter’s successful building-block approach explains the basic elements of all criminal offenses and how those elements are used to define crimes. New to the Third Edition: Updated throughout, with deeper examination of certain subjects and new material reflecting the evolution of certain areas of the law in response to technology. New case cites throughout, with discussion of Carpenter v. United States, Madison v. Alabama, and Timbs v. Indiana decisions. Expanded discussion of universal jurisdiction in Chapter 6. New section on searches of electronically stored information In Chapter 16. Examines the two different views courts have developed about how the rules relating to overbreadth and particularity should be applied to searches of electronically stored information, discusses the Stored Communications Act of 1986 and the 2018 amendment to the Act relating to search warrants for stored communications of “U.S. persons,” and contains a discussion of the application of the plain view rule to searches of electronically stored information. Expanded discussion of the cruel and unusual punishment clause of the Eighth Amendment in Chapter 21 now covers when that clause prohibits the execution of a person who becomes incompetent after being sentenced to death, along with consideration of the application of the excessive fines clause to civil forfeitures. Professors and students will benefit from: A sensible, four-part organization: Introduction to the criminal justice system Distinction between criminal law and criminal procedure Criminal law Criminal procedure Clear explanations of the basic elements of all criminal offenses, including an accessible, systematic approach to analyzing the legal nature of any criminal offense. Edited cases that illustrate key concepts. Eye on Ethics and Historical Perspective sidebars. Helpful pedagogy, including chapter objectives, definitions in the margins, and review questions. An integrated treatment of white-collar crime. Broad coverage of a wide range of criminal investigations, from police investigations to administrative and grand jury investigations.
A complete, practical, and up-to-date introduction to the essentials of criminal law and procedure, covering all traditional concepts as well as recent developments, including technological advances in a wide variety of fields associated with criminal law.