Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal A Systems Approach

ISBN-10: 0766819655
ISBN-13: 9780766819658
Edition: 2nd 2001
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List price: $111.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/19/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 656
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

This comprehensive book explores the role of the paralegal in criminal law. It places the reader in a law office setting and provides sample cases that track through the system. Readers work through a criminal case from intake interviews through sentencing and appeal, while performing the tasks required of a criminal law paralegal. The book's unique perspective offers insight for anyone interested in the paralegal's role in criminal law. ALSO AVAILABLE - INSTRUCTOR'S SUPPLEMENT: Instructor's Guide (ISBN# 0-7668-1966-). Call Customer Support to Order.

Table of Exhibitsp. xvii
Table of Casesp. xix
Prefacep. xxxv
Foundations of Criminal Lawp. 3
Introductionp. 4
Overview of the Legal Systemp. 4
Rule of Lawp. 4
The Constitutionp. 4
Separation of Powersp. 5
Police Powerp. 5
Criminal Lawp. 6
Purpose of Criminal Lawp. 6
Sources of Criminal Lawp. 7
Model Penal Codep. 8
Administrative Crimep. 8
International Crimep. 8
Change in the Criminal Lawp. 8
Divisions of Criminal Lawp. 9
Due Processp. 9
Classification of Crimesp. 9
Punishment and Criminal Lawp. 10
Introductionp. 10
Retributionp. 10
Deterrencep. 11
Rehabilitationp. 12
Critical Reason and Criminal Lawp. 13
The Dilemma of Crime in a Free Societyp. 14
Crime in the United Statesp. 15
Current State of Crimep. 15
Reasons for Drop in Crimep. 15
Special Concerns: Present and Futurep. 16
Practical Considerations for the Study of Criminal Lawp. 17
The Significance of Studying Criminal Lawp. 17
About This Text: Applying State Lawp. 17
The System Folderp. 17
Sample Casesp. 18
Case Ip. 18
Case IIp. 19
Case IIIp. 19
Case IVp. 19
Case Vp. 20
Case VIp. 20
Conclusionp. 20
Administration of Criminal Justice and the Role of the Paralegalp. 25
Introductionp. 26
Law Enforcement Agenciesp. 26
Prosecutorial Agenciesp. 27
Defense Barp. 28
Corrections Agenciesp. 28
Criminal Court Systemp. 29
Court Structurep. 29
Jurisdictionp. 29
Criminal Procedurep. 30
Professional Ethics in Criminal Law Practicep. 34
Introductionp. 34
Adversary Systemp. 34
Role of the Prosecutorp. 35
Role of the Defense Attorneyp. 36
Role of the Judgep. 38
Role of the Paralegalp. 38
Paralegal Tasks in Criminal Law Officesp. 38
Paralegal Ethical Responsibilitiesp. 40
Other Professional Considerationsp. 42
Professional Developmentp. 43
Conclusionp. 44
Components of a Crimep. 49
Introductionp. 50
Harm or Likely Harm: the Classification of Crimesp. 50
Actus Reusp. 51
Introductionp. 51
Voluntary and Involuntary Actsp. 51
Omissionsp. 52
Possessionp. 53
Statusp. 54
Mens REAp. 54
Introductionp. 54
Model Penal Code Definitionsp. 55
General, Specific, and Transferred Intentp. 57
Concurrencep. 57
Strict Liabilityp. 58
Causationp. 59
Introductionp. 59
Foreseeable Consequencesp. 60
Supervening or Superseding Causesp. 60
Complicityp. 61
Introductionp. 61
Common Lawp. 61
Modern Lawp. 62
Actus Reus in Complicityp. 62
Mens Rea in Complicityp. 63
Abandonmentp. 65
Accessory After the Factp. 65
Vicarious and Corporate Liabilityp. 66
Introductionp. 66
Vicarious Liabilityp. 66
Corporate Liabilityp. 67
Conclusionp. 71
Crimes Against Persons and Crimes Against Habitationp. 77
Introductionp. 78
Elements of Crimesp. 78
Lesser Included Offensep. 78
Crimes Against Personsp. 79
Introductionp. 79
Homicidep. 80
Assault and Batteryp. 94
Civil Rights Violationsp. 106
Sexual Batteryp. 107
Criminal Abusep. 119
Kidnapping, False Imprisonment, and Custodial Interferencep. 121
Crimes Against Habitationp. 126
Introductionp. 126
Arsonp. 126
Vandalismp. 127
Burglaryp. 127
Conclusionp. 130
Crimes Against Property, Public Order and Safety, Public Morals, and Justice and Public Administrationp. 139
Introductionp. 140
Crimes Against Propertyp. 140
Introductionp. 140
Larcenyp. 140
Embezzlementp. 143
False Pretenses or Fraudp. 144
Bad Checksp. 145
Receiving Stolen Propertyp. 146
Forgery and Uttering a Forged Instrumentp. 146
Robberyp. 147
Extortionp. 150
Consolidated Theftp. 150
Cybercrimesp. 153
White-Collar Crimep. 155
Crimes Against Public Order and Safetyp. 160
Introductionp. 160
Disorderly Conductp. 160
Riotp. 0161
Vagrancy and Loiteringp. 162
Endangering Public Health and Environmentp. 163
Use and Distribution of Firearmsp. 164
Crimes Against Public Moralsp. 165
Introductionp. 165
Nonviolent Sexual Conductp. 165
Gamblingp. 170
Drug Offensesp. 170
Crimes Against Justice and Public Administrationp. 173
Introductionp. 173
Briberyp. 173
Perjuryp. 174
Obstruction of Justicep. 174
Resisting Arrestp. 175
Escapep. 175
Contempt of Courtp. 175
Conclusionp. 176
Inchoate and Organized Crimesp. 185
Introductionp. 186
Attemptp. 187
Introductionp. 187
Mens Rea in Attemptp. 188
Actus Reus in Attemptp. 189
Defenses to Attemptp. 193
Conspiracyp. 194
Introductionp. 194
Mens Rea in Conspiracyp. 195
Actus Reus in Conspiracyp. 196
Defenses to Conspiracyp. 203
Hearsay Exceptionp. 204
Problems with Conspiracyp. 208
Solicitationp. 209
Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO)p. 210
Introductionp. 210
RICO Elementsp. 210
Extent of Controlp. 211
RICO Conspiracyp. 211
State Organized Crime Statutesp. 211
Continuing Criminal Enterprise (CCE)p. 211
Criminal Gang Controlp. 214
Conclusionp. 216
Defensesp. 223
Introductionp. 224
Types of Defensesp. 224
Effective Level of Defensep. 224
Burden of Proofp. 224
Constitutional and Statutory Defensesp. 225
Introductionp. 225
Freedom of Religionp. 226
Freedom of Expressionp. 226
Freedom of Assemblyp. 227
Double Jeopardyp. 227
Substantive Due Processp. 229
Right to Privacyp. 230
Statute of Limitationsp. 230
Justificationp. 231
Introductionp. 231
Self-Defensep. 231
Defense of Third Personsp. 237
Defense of Propertyp. 237
Resisting Unlawful Arrestp. 237
Execution of Public Dutiesp. 238
Excusep. 238
Introductionp. 238
Duressp. 238
Necessityp. 239
Entrapmentp. 240
Insanityp. 244
Missing Elementsp. 250
Introductionp. 250
Actus Reus as a Missing Elementp. 250
Mens Rea as a Missing Elementp. 251
Consentp. 254
Syndromesp. 254
Conclusionp. 254
Intake and Drafting the Complaintp. 263
Introductionp. 264
Intake Procedurep. 264
Introductionp. 264
Preparing for Intakep. 264
The Interviewp. 268
Counseling the Victimp. 271
Decision to Chargep. 272
Authority, Limits, and Immunity from Civil Suitp. 272
Joinder of Offenses and Defendantsp. 273
Drafting the Complaintp. 275
Drafting from the Intake Formp. 275
Drafting from the Police Reportp. 276
The Summons and Warrantp. 278
Summonsp. 278
Arrest Warrantp. 278
Checklist for Drafting and Filing the Summons and Warrantp. 278
Docket Trackingp. 279
Conclusionp. 280
Search and Seizurep. 309
Introductionp. 310
Scope of the Fourth Amendmentp. 311
State Actionp. 311
Reasonable Expectation of Privacyp. 311
Warrant Requirementsp. 320
Issuance: Probable Cause, Neutrality, Particularityp. 320
Execution of the Warrantp. 323
Warrant Subsequent to Search: Independent Sourcep. 328
Exceptions to the Requirement for a Warrantp. 328
Introductionp. 328
Arrestp. 328
Stop and Frisk (Investigatory Detention)p. 332
Search Incident to Lawful Arrestp. 333
Plain Viewp. 335
Motor Vehicle Searchesp. 336
Hot Pursuitp. 340
Evanescent Evidencep. 341
Border, Regulatory, and Emergency Searchesp. 341
Consent Searchesp. 348
Inevitable Discoveryp. 351
Community Caretaking Functionp. 351
Electronic Surveillancep. 353
Secret Agentsp. 356
The Exclusionary Rulep. 356
Conclusionp. 364
Confessions and Pretrial Identification Proceduresp. 371
Introductionp. 372
The Fifth Amendment Privilege Against Self-Incriminationp. 372
Introductionp. 372
Who Is Protected by the Right Against Self-Incriminationp. 373
In What Kinds of Hearings May the Right Be Exercised?p. 374
What Is Incriminating Testimony?p. 374
When Can Incriminating Testimony Be Compelled?p. 374
How Far Does a Waiver of the Right Extend?p. 376
When Is Evidence Testimonial?p. 376
Confessions and Interrogation: Mirandap. 376
Introductionp. 376
Mirandap. 392
Issues Miranda Left Unansweredp. 393
Effect of Denial of Right to Counsel (Massiah) and Harmless Errorp. 397
Challenging a Confessionp. 397
The Paralegal's Rolep. 398
Lineups, One-on-One Show-ups, and Photo Identificationsp. 399
Introductionp. 399
The Right to Counsel at Pretrial Identificationp. 400
Due Process and Pretrial Identificationsp. 400
Conclusionp. 402
Pretrial: Initial Appearance to Preliminary Hearingp. 409
Introductionp. 410
The Initial Appearancep. 410
Introductionp. 410
Notification of Rights and Determination of Indigencyp. 410
Bailp. 411
Initial Appearance: The Paralegal's Rolep. 413
Pretrial Detentionp. 418
Interviewingp. 418
Introductionp. 418
Interviewing the Defendantp. 419
Interviewing Witnessesp. 424
Ethical Considerationsp. 425
Dealing with the Difficult Clientp. 425
Interview Summariesp. 426
Other Preliminary Investigation and Preparationp. 426
The Defensep. 426
The Prosecutionp. 427
Preparing Questions for the Preliminary Hearingp. 428
The Preliminary Hearingp. 429
Extraditionp. 430
Conclusionp. 430
Pretrial: Grand Jury to Pretrial Conferencep. 443
Introductionp. 444
Grand Jury and Indictmentp. 444
Introductionp. 444
Compositionp. 444
Powersp. 445
Autonomy and Secrecyp. 446
Procedurep. 446
The Paralegal's Role: Prosecutionp. 447
The Paralegal's Role: Defensep. 447
The Informationp. 451
Arraignmentp. 451
Introductionp. 451
The Paralegal's Rolep. 452
Discoveryp. 453
Introductionp. 453
The Law on Discoveryp. 453
Exculpatory Evidencep. 454
Discovery Procedure and the Paralegal's Rolep. 455
Other Investigationp. 458
Pretrial Motionsp. 458
Introductionp. 458
Procedurep. 459
Common Pretrial Motionsp. 459
Notice of Defensesp. 461
Plea Bargainingp. 461
The Right to a Speedy Trialp. 463
Pretrial Conferencep. 464
Conclusionp. 464
Trial: Rights, Procedure, Tasksp. 485
Introductionp. 486
Trial Rightsp. 486
The Right to a Jury Trialp. 486
The Right to Counselp. 487
The Rights of Presence and Confrontationp. 488
The Right to Present Witnesses, to Testify, or Not to Testifyp. 490
Fair Trial Versus Free Press and Public Accessp. 490
The Paralegal's Role in Preparation for Trialp. 491
Introductionp. 491
The Trial Notebookp. 491
Preparation of Client and Witnessesp. 492
Trial Materialsp. 492
Trial Procedure and the Paralegal's Rolep. 492
Voir Direp. 492
Opening Statementsp. 496
The Prosecution's Case and the Presentation of Evidencep. 496
Defense Cross-Examination of Prosecution's Witnessesp. 501
Motion for Judgment of Acquittalp. 502
Defendant's Case in Chiefp. 502
Prosecution's Rebuttal and Defendant's Rejoinderp. 503
Motion for Judgment of Acquittal or Directed Verdictp. 503
Jury Instruction Conferencep. 503
Closing Argumentsp. 504
Judge's Instructions to the Juryp. 505
Jury Deliberationp. 505
Jury Verdict and Pollingp. 507
Posttrial Motionsp. 507
Purposep. 507
Types of Posttrial Motionsp. 507
Conclusionp. 508
Sentencing, Punishment, and Reviewp. 519
Introductionp. 520
Goalsp. 520
Setting and Serving the Sentencep. 520
Reviewp. 520
Forms of Punishmentp. 521
Introductionp. 521
Capital Punishmentp. 522
Incarcerationp. 528
Finesp. 529
Restitutionp. 530
Forfeiturep. 530
Probationp. 531
Sentencing Statutes and Guidelinesp. 532
Sentencing Statutesp. 532
Three Strikes Lawsp. 532
Sentencing Guidelinesp. 533
Sentencing Procedurep. 536
Introductionp. 536
Capital Sentencingp. 536
Presentence Reportp. 536
Alternative Sentencing Planp. 537
The Sentencing Hearingp. 538
Serving the Sentencep. 543
Revocation of Probationp. 543
Parole and Its Revocationp. 544
Rights and Responsibilities of Prisonersp. 544
Appealsp. 545
Introductionp. 545
Basis for Appealp. 546
Appellate Procedurep. 547
The Writ of Habeas Corpusp. 549
Introductionp. 549
Criteria for Access to Habeas Corpusp. 549
Habeas Corpus Procedurep. 551
Conclusionp. 551
Glossaryp. 591
Spanish Equivalents for Important Legal Terms in Englishp. 597
System Folder Contentsp. 601
Excerpts from the Constitution of the United States of Americap. 607
Indexp. 613
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