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Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal : A Systems Approach

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9781401865641

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140186564X
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Pub. Date:
7/11/2005
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Cengage Learning
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Summary

This text prepares paralegals in the principles of criminal law as well as in the practice skills needed daily in the law office. Presented in a clear, logical, outline format, Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal: A Systems Approach, third , includes effective learning features such as charts, checklists, forms, documents, legal terminology, helpful web sites, and numerous illustrative case examples. A systems folder is also included to help build an impressive practice system of topically arranged forms, legal principles, rules, checklists, and other materials. This comprehensive text blends theory with practice and incorporates insights into the fascinating world of crime and criminals and the legal professionals who work within the justice system. The systems approach used continues to be one of the most popular features of this text, and the clear, concise, yet thorough presentation of concepts and skills leads to the development of a more thoughtful and accurate paralegal professional.

Table of Contents

Table of Exhibits
xix
Table of Cases
xxi
Preface xxxv
Foundations of Criminal Law
3(24)
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
9(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(2)
The Dilemma of Crime in a Free Society
15(1)
Crime in the United States
15(2)
Current State of Crime
15(1)
Reasons for Drop in Crime
16(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
18(1)
The System Folder
18(1)
Sample Cases
18(3)
Case I
19(1)
Case II
19(1)
Case III
19(1)
Case IV
20(1)
Case V
20(1)
Case VI
21(1)
Conclusion
21(6)
Administration of Criminal Justice and the Role of the Paralegal
27(24)
Introduction
28(1)
Law Enforcement Agencies
28(1)
Prosecutorial Agencies
29(1)
Defense Bar
30(1)
Corrections Agencies
30(1)
Criminal Court System
31(5)
Court Structure
31(1)
Jurisdiction
31(1)
Criminal Procedure
32(4)
Professional Ethics in Criminal Law Practice
36(5)
Introduction
36(1)
Adversary System
36(1)
Role of the Prosecutor
37(1)
Role of the Defense Attorney
38(2)
Role of the Judge
40(1)
Role of the Paralegal
41(5)
Paralegal Tasks in Criminal Law Offices
41(1)
Paralegal Ethical Responsibilities
42(3)
Other Professional Considerations
45(1)
Professional Development
45(1)
Conclusion
46(5)
Components of a Crime
51(26)
Introduction
52(1)
Harm or Likely Harm: The Classification of Crimes
52(1)
Actus Reus
53(3)
Introduction
53(1)
Voluntary and Involuntary Acts
53(1)
Omissions
54(1)
Possession
55(1)
Status
56(1)
Mens Rea
56(5)
Introduction
56(1)
Model Penal Code Definitions
57(2)
General, Specific, and Transferred Intent
59(1)
Concurrence
59(1)
Strict Liability
59(2)
Causation
61(2)
Introduction
61(1)
Foreseeable Consequences
62(1)
Supervening or Superseding Causes
62(1)
Complicity
63(4)
Introduction
63(1)
Parties to Crimes
63(1)
Actus Reus in Complicity
64(1)
Mens Rea in Complicity
65(1)
Abandonment
66(1)
Vicarious and Corporate Liability
67(4)
Introduction
67(1)
Vicarious Liability
67(1)
Corporate Liability
68(3)
Conclusion
71(6)
Crimes Against Persons and Crimes Against Habitation
77(60)
Introduction
78(1)
Elements of Crimes
78(1)
Lesser Included Offense
78(1)
Crimes Against Persons
79(44)
Introduction
79(1)
Homicide
80(13)
Assault and Battery
93(11)
Civil Rights Violations
104(1)
Sexual Battery
105(11)
Criminal Abuse
116(3)
Kidnapping, False Imprisonment, and Custodial Interference
119(4)
Crimes Against Habitation
123(5)
Introduction
123(1)
Arson
123(2)
Vandalism
125(1)
Burglary
125(3)
Conclusion
128(9)
Crimes Against Property, Public Order and Safety, Public Morals, and Justice and Public Administration
137(48)
Introduction
138(1)
Crimes Against Property
138(20)
Introduction
138(1)
Larceny
138(3)
Embezzlement
141(1)
False Pretenses or Fraud
142(2)
Bad Checks
144(1)
Receiving Stolen Property
144(1)
Forgery and Uttering a Forged Instrument
144(1)
Robbery
145(3)
Extortion
148(1)
Consolidated Theft
149(3)
Cybercrimes
152(2)
White-Collar Crime
154(4)
Crimes Against Public Order and Safety
158(6)
Introduction
158(1)
Terrorism
159(1)
Disorderly Conduct
160(1)
Riot
161(1)
Vagrancy and Loitering
161(1)
Endangering Public Health and Environment
162(1)
Use and Distribution of Firearms
163(1)
Crimes Against Public Morals
164(8)
Introduction
164(1)
Nonviolent Sexual Conduct
164(5)
Gambling
169(1)
Drug Offenses
169(3)
Crimes Against Justice and Public Administration
172(3)
Introduction
172(1)
Bribery
172(1)
Perjury
173(1)
Obstruction of Justice
174(1)
Resisting Arrest
174(1)
Escape
174(1)
Contempt of Court
175(1)
Conclusion
175(10)
Inchoate and Organized Crimes
185(34)
Introduction
186(1)
Attempt
187(6)
Introduction
187(1)
Mens Rea in Attempt
187(2)
Actus Reus in Attempt
189(3)
Defenses to Attempt
192(1)
Conspiracy
193(12)
Introduction
193(1)
Mens Rea in Conspiracy
194(1)
Actus Reus in Conspiracy
195(4)
Defenses to Conspiracy
199(1)
Hearsay Exception
200(3)
Problems with Conspiracy
203(2)
Solicitation
205(1)
Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO)
206(1)
Introduction
206(1)
RICO Elements
206(1)
Extent of Control
207(1)
RICO Conspiracy
207(1)
State Organized Crime Statutes
207(1)
Continuing Criminal Enterprise (CCE)
207(3)
Criminal Gangs
210(1)
Conclusion
211(8)
Defenses
219(40)
Introduction
220(1)
Types of Defenses
220(1)
Effective Level of Defense
220(1)
Burden of Proof
220(1)
Constitutional and Statutory Defenses
221(6)
Introduction
221(1)
Freedom of Religion
221(1)
Freedom of Expression
222(1)
Freedom of Assembly
223(1)
Double Jeopardy
223(2)
Substantive Due Process
225(1)
Right to Privacy
226(1)
Statute of Limitations
227(1)
Justification
227(7)
Introduction
227(1)
Self-Defense
228(4)
Defense of Third Persons
232(1)
Defense of Property
233(1)
Resisting Unlawful Arrest
233(1)
Execution of Public Duties
233(1)
Parental Discipline Justification
234(1)
Excuse
234(10)
Introduction
234(1)
Duress
234(1)
Necessity
235(1)
Entrapment
236(2)
Insanity
238(6)
Missing Elements
244(5)
Introduction
244(1)
Actus Reus as a Missing Element
244(1)
Mens Rea as a Missing Element
245(3)
Consent
248(1)
Syndromes
249(1)
Conclusion
250(9)
Intake and Drafting the Complaint
259(48)
Introduction
260(1)
Intake Procedure
260(8)
Introduction
260(1)
Preparing for Intake
260(4)
The Interview
264(3)
Counseling the Victim
267(1)
Decision to Charge
268(4)
Authority, Limits, and Immunity from Civil Suit
268(2)
Joinder of Offenses and Defendants
270(2)
Drafting the Complaint
272(2)
Drafting from the Intake Form
272(1)
Drafting from the Police Report
273(1)
Summons and Warrant
274(2)
Summons
274(1)
Arrest Warrant
275(1)
E-Filing and Monitoring
275(1)
Checklist for Drafting and Filing the Summons and Warrant
276(1)
Docket Tracking
276(1)
Conclusion
277(30)
Search and Seizure
307(56)
Introduction
308(1)
Scope of the Fourth Amendment
309(8)
State Action
309(1)
Reasonable Expectation of Privacy
309(8)
Warrant Requirements
317(8)
Issuance: Probable Cause, Neutrality, Particularity
317(3)
Execution of the Warrant
320(5)
Warrant Subsequent to Search: Independent Source
325(1)
Officer Liability and the Fourth Amendment
325(1)
Exceptions to the Requirement for a Warrant
325(26)
Introduction
325(1)
Arrest
326(4)
Stop and Frisk (Investigatory Detention)
330(2)
Search Incident to Lawful Arrest
332(1)
Plain View
333(1)
Motor Vehicle Searches
334(5)
Hot Pursuit
339(1)
Evanescent Evidence
339(1)
Border, Regulatory, and Emergency Searches
340(5)
Consent Searches
345(3)
Inevitable Discovery
348(1)
Community Caretaking Function
348(3)
Electronic Surveillance and the Patriot Act
351(2)
Secret Agents
353(1)
The Exclusionary Rule
354(3)
Conclusion
357(6)
Confessions and Pretrial Identification Procedures
363(36)
Introduction
364(1)
The Fifth Amendment Privilege Against Self-Incrimination
364(4)
Introduction
364(1)
Who Is Protected by the Right Against Self-Incrimination?
365(1)
In What Kinds of Hearings May the Right be Exercised?
366(1)
What Is Incriminating Testimony?
366(1)
When Can Incriminating Testimony be Compelled?
366(2)
How Far Does a Waiver of the Right Extend?
368(1)
When Is Evidence Testimonial?
368(1)
Confessions and Interrogation: Miranda
368(20)
Introduction
368(8)
Miranda
376(1)
Issues Miranda Left Unanswered
377(8)
Effect of Denial of Right to Counsel (Massiah) and Harmless Error
385(1)
Challenging a Confession
386(1)
The Paralegal's Role
386(2)
Lineups, One-on-One Show-Ups, and Photo Identifications
388(2)
Introduction
388(1)
The Right to Counsel at Pretrial Identification
389(1)
Due Process and Pretrial Identifications
389(1)
Conclusion
390(9)
Pretrial: Initial Appearance to Preliminary Hearing
399(38)
Introduction
400(1)
Initial Appearance
400(9)
Introduction
400(1)
Notice of Rights and Determination of Indigency
400(2)
Bail
402(2)
Initial Appearance: Paralegal's Role
404(5)
Pretrial Detention
409(1)
Conditions of Confinement
409(1)
Duty to Confirm Identity of Detainee
409(1)
Terrorism and Detention Issues
409(1)
Rocket Dockets
410(1)
Interviewing
410(9)
Introduction
410(1)
Interviewing the Defendant
410(6)
Interviewing Witnesses
416(1)
Ethical Considerations
417(1)
Dealing with the Difficult Client
417(1)
Interview Summaries
418(1)
Other Preliminary Investigation and Preparation
419(2)
Defense
419(1)
Prosecution
419(1)
Preparing Questions for the Preliminary Hearing
420(1)
Preliminary Hearing
421(2)
Extradition
423(1)
Conclusion
423(14)
Pretrial: Grand Jury to Pretrial Conference
437(44)
Introduction
438(1)
Grand Jury and Indictment
438(6)
Introduction
438(1)
Composition
438(1)
Powers
439(1)
Autonomy and Secrecy
440(1)
Procedure
440(1)
The Paralegal's Role: Prosecution
441(1)
The Paralegal's Role: Defense
442(2)
The Information
444(1)
Arraignment
444(2)
Introduction
444(1)
The Paralegal's Role
445(1)
Discovery
446(5)
Introduction
446(1)
The Law on Discovery
446(1)
Exculpatory Evidence
447(1)
Discovery Procedure and the Paralegal's Role
448(3)
Other Investigation
451(1)
Pretrial Motions
452(2)
Introduction
452(1)
Procedure
452(1)
Common Pretrial Motions
452(2)
Notice of Defenses
454(1)
Plea Bargaining
455(2)
The Right to a Speedy Trial
457(1)
Pretrial Conference
458(1)
Conclusion
458(23)
Trial: Rights, Procedure, Tasks
481(34)
Introduction
482(1)
Trial Rights
482(4)
The Right to a Jury Trial
482(1)
The Right to Counsel
483(1)
The Rights of Presence and Confrontation
484(2)
The Right to Present Witnesses, to Testify, or Not to Testify
486(1)
Fair Trial Versus Free Press and Public Access
486(1)
The Paralegal's Role in Preparation for Trial
487(2)
Introduction
487(1)
The Trial Notebook
487(1)
Preparation of Client and Witnesses
488(1)
Trial Materials
488(1)
Trial Procedure and the Paralegal's Role
489(15)
Voir Dire
489(4)
Opening Statements
493(1)
The Prosecution's Case and the Presentation of Evidence
493(6)
Defense Cross-Examination of Prosecution's Witnesses
499(1)
Motion for Judgment of Acquittal
499(1)
Defendant's Case in Chief
500(1)
Prosecution's Rebuttal and Defendant's Rejoinder
500(1)
Motion for Judgment of Acquittal or Directed Verdict
500(1)
Jury Instruction Conference
501(1)
Closing Arguments
501(1)
Judge's Instructions to the Jury
502(1)
Jury Deliberation
502(2)
Jury Verdict and Polling
504(1)
Posttrial Motions
504(1)
Purpose
504(1)
Types of Posttrial Motions
504(1)
Conclusion
505(10)
Sentencing, Punishment, and Review
515(72)
Introduction
516(1)
Goals
516(1)
Setting and Serving the Sentence
516(1)
Review
517(1)
Forms of Punishment
517(12)
Introduction
517(1)
Capital Punishment
518(7)
Incarceration
525(1)
Fines
526(1)
Restitution
527(1)
Forfeiture
527(1)
Probation
528(1)
Sentencing Statutes and Guidelines
529(2)
Sentencing Statutes
529(1)
Three Strikes Laws and Mandatory Minimums
529(1)
Sentencing Guidelines
530(1)
Sentencing Procedure
531(7)
Introduction
531(1)
Capital Sentencing
531(1)
Presentence Report
531(1)
Alternative Sentencing Plan
532(1)
The Sentencing Hearing
533(5)
Serving the Sentence
538(2)
Revocation of Probation
538(1)
Parole and Its Revocation
538(1)
Rights and Responsibilities of Prisoners
539(1)
Appeals
540(4)
Introduction
540(1)
Basis for Appeal
541(1)
Appellate Procedure
542(2)
The Writ of Habeas Corpus
544(2)
Introduction
544(1)
Criteria for Access to Habeas Corpus
545(1)
Habeas Corpus Procedure
546(1)
Conclusion
546(41)
Appendix A: System Folder Contents 587(6)
Appendix B: Excerpts From the Constitution of the United States of America 593(6)
Glossary 599(6)
Spanish Glossary 605(4)
Index 609


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