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Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal : A Systems Approach

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2nd
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9780766819658

ISBN10:
0766819655
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Pub. Date:
12/19/2000
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Thomson Delmar Learning
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Summary

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 Contents

Table of Exhibits
xvii
Table of Cases
xix
Preface xxxv
Foundations of Criminal Law
3(22)
Introduction
4(1)
Overview of the Legal System
4(2)
Rule of Law
4(1)
The Constitution
4(1)
Separation of Powers
5(1)
Police Power
5(1)
Criminal Law
6(4)
Purpose of Criminal Law
6(1)
Sources of Criminal Law
7(1)
Model Penal Code
8(1)
Administrative Crime
8(1)
International Crime
8(1)
Change in the Criminal Law
8(1)
Divisions of Criminal Law
9(1)
Due Process
9(1)
Classification of Crimes
9(1)
Punishment and Criminal Law
10(3)
Introduction
10(1)
Retribution
10(1)
Deterrence
11(1)
Rehabilitation
12(1)
Critical Reason and Criminal Law
13(1)
The Dilemma of Crime in a Free Society
14(1)
Crime in The United States
15(2)
Current State of Crime
15(1)
Reasons for Drop in Crime
15(1)
Special Concerns: Present and Future
16(1)
Practical Considerations for the Study of Criminal Law
17(1)
The Significance of Studying Criminal Law
17(1)
About This Text: Applying State Law
17(1)
The System Folder
17(1)
Sample Cases
18(2)
Case I
18(1)
Case II
19(1)
Case III
19(1)
Case IV
19(1)
Case V
20(1)
Case VI
20(1)
Conclusion
20(5)
Administration of Criminal Justice and the Role of the Paralegal
25(24)
Introduction
26(1)
Law Enforcement Agencies
26(1)
Prosecutorial Agencies
27(1)
Defense Bar
28(1)
Corrections Agencies
28(1)
Criminal Court System
29(5)
Court Structure
29(1)
Jurisdiction
29(1)
Criminal Procedure
30(4)
Professional Ethics in Criminal Law Practice
34(4)
Introduction
34(1)
Adversary System
34(1)
Role of the Prosecutor
35(1)
Role of the Defense Attorney
36(2)
Role of the Judge
38(1)
Role of the Paralegal
38(6)
Paralegal Tasks in Criminal Law Offices
38(2)
Paralegal Ethical Responsibilities
40(2)
Other Professional Considerations
42(1)
Professional Development
43(1)
Conclusion
44(5)
Components of a Crime
49(28)
Introduction
50(1)
Harm Or Likely Harm: The Classification of Crimes
50(1)
Actus Reus
51(3)
Introduction
51(1)
Voluntary and Involuntary Acts
51(1)
Omissions
52(1)
Possession
53(1)
Status
54(1)
Mens Rea
54(5)
Introduction
54(1)
Model Penal Code Definitions
55(2)
General, Specific, and Transferred Intent
57(1)
Concurrence
57(1)
Strict Liability
58(1)
Causation
59(2)
Introduction
59(1)
Foreseeable Consequences
60(1)
Supervening or Superseding Causes
60(1)
Complicity
61(5)
Introduction
61(1)
Common Law
61(1)
Modern Law
62(1)
Actus Reus in Complicity
62(1)
Mens Rea in Complicity
63(2)
Abandonment
65(1)
Accessory After the Fact
65(1)
Vicarious and Corporate Liability
66(5)
Introduction
66(1)
Vicarious Liability
66(1)
Corporate Liability
67(4)
Conclusion
71(6)
Crimes Against Persons and Crimes Against Habitation
77(62)
Introduction
78(1)
Elements of Crimes
78(1)
Lesser Included Offense
78(1)
Crimes Against Persons
79(47)
Introduction
79(1)
Homicide
80(14)
Assault and Battery
94(12)
Civil Rights Violations
106(1)
Sexual Battery
107(12)
Criminal Abuse
119(2)
Kidnapping, False Imprisonment, and Custodial Interference
121(5)
Crimes Against Habitation
126(4)
Introduction
126(1)
Arson
126(1)
Vandalism
127(1)
Burglary
127(3)
Conclusion
130(9)
Crimes Against Property, Public Order and Safety, Public Morals, and Justice and Public Administration
139(46)
Introduction
140(1)
Crimes Against Property
140(20)
Introduction
140(1)
Larceny
140(3)
Embezzlement
143(1)
False Pretenses or Fraud
144(1)
Bad Checks
145(1)
Receiving Stolen Property
146(1)
Forgery and Uttering a Forged Instrument
146(1)
Robbery
147(3)
Extortion
150(1)
Consolidated Theft
150(3)
Cybercrimes
153(2)
White-Collar Crime
155(5)
Crimes Against Public Order and Safety
160(5)
Introduction
160(1)
Disorderly Conduct
160(1)
Riot
0161(1)
Vagrancy and Loitering
162(1)
Endangering Public Health and Environment
163(1)
Use and Distribution of Firearms
164(1)
Crimes Against Public Morals
165(8)
Introduction
165(1)
Nonviolent Sexual Conduct
165(5)
Gambling
170(1)
Drug Offenses
170(3)
Crimes Against Justice and Public Administration
173(3)
Introduction
173(1)
Bribery
173(1)
Perjury
174(1)
Obstruction of Justice
174(1)
Resisting Arrest
175(1)
Escape
175(1)
Contempt of Court
175(1)
Conclusion
176(9)
Inchoate and Organized Crimes
185(38)
Introduction
186(1)
Attempt
187(7)
Introduction
187(1)
Mens Rea in Attempt
188(1)
Actus Reus in Attempt
189(4)
Defenses to Attempt
193(1)
Conspiracy
194(15)
Introduction
194(1)
Mens Rea in Conspiracy
195(1)
Actus Reus in Conspiracy
196(7)
Defenses to Conspiracy
203(1)
Hearsay Exception
204(4)
Problems with Conspiracy
208(1)
Solicitation
209(1)
Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO)
210(1)
Introduction
210(1)
RICO Elements
210(1)
Extent of Control
211(1)
RICO Conspiracy
211(1)
State Organized Crime Statutes
211(1)
Continuing Criminal Enterprise (CCE)
211(3)
Criminal Gang Control
214(2)
Conclusion
216(7)
Defenses
223(40)
Introduction
224(1)
Types of Defenses
224(1)
Effective Level of Defense
224(1)
Burden of Proof
224(1)
Constitutional and Statutory Defenses
225(6)
Introduction
225(1)
Freedom of Religion
226(1)
Freedom of Expression
226(1)
Freedom of Assembly
227(1)
Double Jeopardy
227(2)
Substantive Due Process
229(1)
Right to Privacy
230(1)
Statute of Limitations
230(1)
Justification
231(7)
Introduction
231(1)
Self-Defense
231(6)
Defense of Third Person
237(1)
Defense of Property
237(1)
Resisting Unlawful Arrest
237(1)
Execution of Public Duties
238(1)
Excuse
238(12)
Introduction
238(1)
Duress
238(1)
Necessity
239(1)
Entrapment
240(4)
Insanity
244(6)
Missing Elements
250(4)
Introduction
250(1)
Actus Reus as a Missing Element
250(1)
Mens Rea as a Missing Element
251(3)
Consent
254(1)
Syndromes
254(1)
Conclusion
254(9)
Intake and Drafting the Complaint
263(46)
Introduction
264(1)
Intake Procedure
264(8)
Introduction
264(1)
Preparing for Intake
264(4)
The Interview
268(3)
Counseling the Victim
271(1)
Decision to Charge
272(3)
Authority, Limits, and Immunity from Civil Suit
272(1)
Joinder of Offenses and Defendants
273(2)
Drafting the Complaint
275(3)
Drafting from the Intake Form
275(1)
Drafting from the Police Report
276(2)
The Summons and Warrant
278(1)
Summons
278(1)
Arrest Warrant
278(1)
Checklist for Drafting and Filing the Summons and Warrant
278(1)
Docket Tracking
279(1)
Conclusion
280(29)
Search and Seizure
309(62)
Introduction
310(1)
Scope of the Fourth Amendment
311(9)
State Action
311(1)
Reasonable Expectation of Privacy
311(9)
Warrant Requirements
320(8)
Issuance: Probable Cause, Neutrality, Particularity
320(3)
Execution of the Warrant
323(5)
Warrant Subsequent to Search: Independent Source
328(1)
Exceptions to the requirement for a Warrant
328(25)
Introduction
328(1)
Arrest
328(4)
Stop and Frisk (Investigatory Detection)
332(1)
Search Incident to Lawful Arrest
333(2)
Plain View
335(1)
Motor Vehicle Searches
336(4)
Hot Pursuit
340(1)
Evanescent Evidence
341(1)
Border, Regulatory, and Emergency Searches
341(7)
Consent Searches
348(3)
Inevitable Discovery
351(1)
Community Caretaking Function
351(2)
Electronic Surveillance
353(3)
Secret Agents
356(1)
The Exclusionary Rule
356(8)
Conclusion
364(7)
Confessions and Pretrial Identification Procedures
371(38)
Introduction
372(1)
The Fifth Amendment Privilege Against Self-Incrimination
372(4)
Introduction
372(1)
Who Is Protected by the Right Against Self-Incrimination
373(1)
In What Kinds of Hearings May the Right Be Exercised?
374(1)
What is Incriminating Testimony?
374(1)
When Can Incriminating Testimony Be Compelled?
374(2)
How Far Does a Waiver of the Right Extend?
376(1)
When Is Evidence Testimonial?
376(1)
Confessions and Interrogation: Miranda
376(23)
Introduction
376(16)
Miranda
392(1)
Issues Miranda Left Unanswered
393(4)
Effect of Denial of Right to Counsel (Massiah) and Harmless Error
397(1)
Challenging a Confession
397(1)
The Paralegal's Role
398(1)
Lineups, One-On-One Show-Ups, and Photo Identifications
399(3)
Introduction
399(1)
The Right to Counsel at Pretrial Identification
400(1)
Due Process and Pretrial Identifications
400(2)
Conclusion
402(7)
Pretrial: Initial Appearance to Preliminary Hearing
409(34)
Introduction
410(1)
The Initial Appearance
410(8)
Introduction
410(1)
Notification of Rights and Determination of Indigency
410(1)
Bail
411(2)
Initial Appearance: The Paralegal's Role
413(5)
Pretrial Detention
418(1)
Interviewing
418(8)
Introduction
418(1)
Interviewing the Defendant
419(5)
Interviewing Witnesses
424(1)
Ethical Considerations
425(1)
Dealing with the Difficult Client
425(1)
Interview Summaries
426(1)
Other Preliminary Investigation and Preparation
426(3)
The Defense
426(1)
The Prosecution
427(1)
Preparing Questions for the Preliminary Hearing
428(1)
The Preliminary Hearing
429(1)
Extradition
430(1)
Conclusion
430(13)
Pretrial: Grand Jury to Pretrial Conference
443(42)
Introduction
444(1)
Grand Jury and Indictment
444(7)
Introduction
444(1)
Composition
444(1)
Powers
445(1)
Autonomy and Secrecy
446(1)
Procedure
446(1)
The Paralegal's Role: Prosecution
447(1)
The Paralegal's Role: Defense
447(4)
The Information
451(1)
Arraignment
451(2)
Introduction
451(1)
The Paralegal's Role
452(1)
Discovery
453(5)
Introduction
453(1)
The Law on Discovery
453(1)
Exculpatory Evidence
454(1)
Discovery Procedure and the Paralegal's Role
455(3)
Other Investigation
458(1)
Pretrial Motions
458(3)
Introduction
458(1)
Procedure
459(1)
Common Pretrial Motions
459(2)
Notice of Defenses
461(1)
Plea Bargaining
461(2)
The Right to A Speedy Trial
463(1)
Pretrial Conference
464(1)
Conclusion
464(21)
Trial: Rights, Procedure, Tasks
485(34)
Introduction
486(1)
Trial Rights
486(4)
The Right to a Jury Trial
486(1)
The Right to Counsel
487(1)
The Rights of Presence and Confrontation
488(2)
The Right to Present Witnesses, to Testify, or Not to Testify
490(1)
Fair Trial Versus Free Press and Public Access
490(1)
The Paralegal's Role in Preparation for Trial
491(1)
Introduction
491(1)
The Trial Notebook
491(1)
Preparation of Client and Witnesses
492(1)
Trial Materials
492(1)
Trial Procedure and the Paralegal's Role
492(15)
Voir Dire
492(4)
Opening Statements
496(1)
The Prosecution's Case and the Presentation of Evidence
496(5)
Defense Cross-Examination of Prosecution's Witnesses
501(1)
Motion for Judgment of Acquittal
502(1)
Defendant's Case in Chief
502(1)
Prosecution's Rebuttal and Defendant's Rejoinder
503(1)
Motion for Judgment of Acquittal or Directed Verdict
503(1)
Jury Instruction Conference
503(1)
Closing Arguments
504(1)
Judge's Instructions to the Jury
505(1)
Jury Deliberation
505(2)
Jury Verdict and Polling
507(1)
Posttrial Motions
507(1)
Purpose
507(1)
Types of Posttrial Motions
507(1)
Conclusion
508(11)
Sentencing, Punishment, and Review
519(72)
Introduction
520(1)
Goals
520(1)
Setting and Serving the Sentence
520(1)
Review
520(1)
Forms of Punishment
521(11)
Introduction
521(1)
Capital Punishment
522(6)
Incarceration
528(1)
Fines
529(1)
Restitution
530(1)
Forfeiture
530(1)
Probation
531(1)
Sentencing Statutes and Guidelines
532(4)
Sentencing Statutes
532(1)
Three Strikes Laws
532(1)
Sentencing Guidelines
533(3)
Sentencing Procedure
536(7)
Introduction
536(1)
Capital Sentencing
536(1)
Presentence Report
536(1)
Alternative Sentencing Plan
537(1)
The Sentencing Hearing
538(5)
Serving The Sentence
543(2)
Revocation of Probation
543(1)
Parole and Its Revocation
544(1)
Rights and Responsibilities of Prisoners
544(1)
Appeals
545(4)
Introduction
545(1)
Basis for Appeal
546(1)
Appellate Procedure
547(2)
The Writ of Habeas Corpus
549(2)
Introduction
549(1)
Criteria for Access to Habeas Corpus
549(2)
Habeas Corpus Procedure
551(1)
Conclusion
551(40)
Glossary 591(6)
Appendix A: Spanish Equivalents for Important Legal Terms in English 597(4)
Appendix B: System Folder Contents 601(6)
Appendix C: Excerpts From the Constitution of the United States of America 607(6)
Index 613


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