Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal, A Systems Approach

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Author: James W. H. McCord, J.D.; Sandra L. McCord
Edition: 003
Product Type: Bound Book
ISBN 13: 9781401865641
ISBN 10: 140186564X
Copyright: 2006

Price: $199.95

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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.


  • Clear, concise, yet thorough presentation of concepts and skills
  • Realistic case scenarios and assignments simulate the law office setting and actual paralegal practice
  • Numerous examples of real court decisions from many jurisdictions illustrate concepts and variations in the law
  • Enhances student enjoyment of the law and better understanding of legal principles and important exceptions
  • Reinforces legal reasoning and problem solving
  • Promotes learning of the value of a well-organized, efficient, and accurate practice manual that can serve as an impressive job-interview portfolio and first-job practice manual
  • Impressive collection of ethics standards, web resources, practice tips, forms, documents, checklists, diagrams, tables, jury instructions, and thought-provoking quotations
  • Provides valuable learning and practice resources, and gives students a ready-to-go practice guide to take into the law office

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