Designed for use as supplemental reading in an advanced criminal procedure course on the post-investigation processing of a criminal case. Includes a clear, concise, and thorough narrative explanation of the issues involved in the prosecution and adjudication of a criminal case, from the decision to prosecute and pre-trial release through to sentencing, appeal and collateral attack. Ideal reference for students and practitioners. Advanced Criminal Procedure in a Nutshell is also available online via West Academic Study Aids.
Call Number: Reading Room Study Aids KF9219.3 .L63
This guide helps you gain an overview of and develop perspective on the area of criminal law. It is organized into eight sections for quick reference. Expert discussion explores punishment, specific crimes, and the ingredients of a crime such as mens rea and actus reus. Other topics covered include special defenses, the burden of proof, and inchoate and group criminality. It also reflects on the limitations of criminal law. Criminal Law in a Nutshell is also available online via West Academic Study Aids.
Call Number: Reading Room Study Aids KF9219.3 .S54
A favorite classroom prep tool of successful students that is often recommended by professors, the Examples & Explanations (E&E) series provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures. Each E&E offers hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topics in your courses and compare your own analysis.
This Nutshell is intended for use by law students of constitutional criminal procedure. It is a succinct analysis of the constitutional standards of major current significance. This is not a text on criminal procedure, but rather about constitutional criminal procedure. It avoids describing the non-constitutional standards applied in each state and federally. The text provides the scope and highlights you need to excel in understanding this field. This will enable you to answer exam questions more quickly and accurately, and enhance your skills as an attorney. Criminal Procedure: Constitutional Limitations in a Nutshell is also available online via West Academic Study Aids.
This comprehensive and clearly written Understanding treatise is frequently cited by scholars and courts in their analysis of substantive criminal law, and has been a popular source of assistance to criminal law students for the past quarter century. Understanding Criminal Law is designed to be taught in conjunction with any casebook. The topics covered are those most often raised in criminal law casebooks, and coverage of these subjects is meant to complement professors' classroom discussions. The text focuses on the basic elements of, and defenses to, all crimes; provides in-depth coverage of such crimes as homicide, rape, and theft; and covers other important topics covered in the Criminal Law course, such as accomplice and inchoate liability. Understanding Criminal Law also covers theories of punishment, sources of the criminal law, and overarching principles such as legality and proportionality. The common law is emphasized with extensive comparisons to the Model Penal Code and modern statutes. This edition offers the most significant updating ever, including coverage of quickly-changing legal areas, such as sexual assault and self-defense law. Recent and ongoing revisions to the Model Penal Code are also covered.
This two-volume set breaks down criminal procedure into two distinct topics: investigation and adjudication. Volume I: Investigation focuses on the Fourth Amendment, arrests, searches and interrogations. Volume II: Adjudication covers the criminal process after the police investigation ends and covers right to counsel, pretrial release and detention, discovery, right to trial by jury, etc. Includes an index and tables of criminal rules, evidence rules, statutes and cases.
Call Number: Reading Room Study Aids KF9350.Z9 P63
This text provides a broad overview of white collar crime, including procedural and evidentiary issues. It covers specific offenses such as mail and bank fraud, securities fraud, obstruction of justice, bribery, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), and computer crimes. It covers procedural topics such as those related to grand jury and administrative agency investigations, self-incrimination, and parallel proceedings. Also discussed are punishment and sanctions for white collar crimes. White Collar Crime in a Nutshell is also available online via West Academic Study Aids.
This multi-volume set is the preeminent work on criminal law, providing extensive analysis of all components of this area, from arson to embezzlement to murder to extortion. Both federal and state analysis is provided. The Model Penal Code is discussed in-depth. Updated annually with a cumulative supplement.
This six volume treatise provides extensive analysis of the fourth amendment by the leading scholar on this issue. LaFave interprets the Fourth Amendment in numerous factual situations, including the exclusionary rule, probable cause, search warrants, consent searches, as well as stop and frisk and lesser intrusions.
This wide-ranging treatise examines all of the constitutional issues involved in criminal law. Criminal Constitutional Law provides substantive discussion, as well as procedural guidelines on tactics and strategy. The treatise analyzes all important federal and state decisions interpreting Constitutional provisions. Updated online regularly.
Each of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines are analyzed in detail in this volume which enhances the understanding of how to apply them. Topics featured include determining the sentence, crime victim's rights, violation of probation and sentencing of organizations. The volume includes a table of cases, a table of laws and rules, and sentencing worksheets in the appendix.
This treatise contains full coverage of legal problems involved in forcible and non-forcible sex crimes, including sexual and physical abuse of children and spouses, and prostitution. The appendices contain many samples, including motions, jury instructions and notice of appeals.
This treatise is only available electronically and can be either browsed or searched for specific topics. Considered the definitive treatise on the subject, this book provides a comprehensive and scholarly analysis of every prosecutorial abuse, from the initiation of a criminal investigation through the appeal and post-conviction stages, for both federal and state jurisdictions. Many sample forms are included, such as a state court complaint for malicious prosecution, a memo in support of a motion for attorney's fees, and a form for informal discovery. Updated regularly online.
Written by a practitioner for practicing attorneys, this two-volume treatise offers insight into such issues as the expectation of privacy, probable cause, the exclusionary rule, vehicle searches, and many other pertinent topics.
This multi-volume treatise focuses on the theoretical, rather than the "how-to." After a general introduction to the subject of criminal law, primary emphasis is given to major crimes against the person and against property. The authors try to reflect on the impact of the Model Penal Code. A table of cases, statutes and secondary authorities are included. Updated annually with pocket parts.