Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal: A Systems by James W. H. McCord, Sandra L. McCord

By James W. H. McCord, Sandra L. McCord

Legal legislations and technique for the Paralegal: A structures method, 3rd version prepares paralegals within the ideas of legal legislation in addition to within the perform abilities wanted day-by-day within the legislations workplace. offered in a transparent, logical, define structure, the textual content comprises powerful studying positive aspects akin to charts, checklists, varieties, files, felony terminology, precious websites, a structures folder, and various illustrative case examples. This finished textual content blends thought with perform and contains insights into the interesting international of crime and criminals and the lawyers who paintings in the justice process. very important gains of the textual content comprise sections at the legal justice criteria detailed to prosecution, safeguard, and the courtroom; assurance of the usually competing rationales and public rules at the back of the legislations and judicial judgements; dialogue of the effect of the PATRIOT Act and the battle on terrorism; the numerous possibilities for college kids to use either serious pondering and law-office perform talents; and fascinating and, sometimes, funny quotations appropriate to legal justice. The text's transparent presentation of the legislation and its many exact good points make it renowned between scholars and teachers alike. scholars can have the chance to draft criminal records, practice criminal study, use the web, perform criminal writing abilities, and observe case legislation. The structures strategy utilized in the textual content is still considered one of its hottest positive aspects, and the transparent, concise, but thorough presentation of options and talents ends up in the improvement of a extra considerate and actual expert.

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Article IV of the Constitution dictates that each state, under the full faith and credit clause, shall recognize the acts, records, and judicial proceedings of another state. More specifically, a person accused of a crime in one state and captured in another state shall, on proper request, be returned to the state where the crime was committed. In 1868, in the aftermath of the Civil War and slavery, the Fourteenth Amendment was added to the United States Constitution. AMENDMENT XIV Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.

A considerable body of law has evolved to define where federal authority ends and states rights begin. Federalism also encompasses the relationship among states. Article IV of the Constitution dictates that each state, under the full faith and credit clause, shall recognize the acts, records, and judicial proceedings of another state. More specifically, a person accused of a crime in one state and captured in another state shall, on proper request, be returned to the state where the crime was committed.

POLICE POWER Police power is the government’s authority to enact laws to promote the public health, safety, morals, and welfare and, pursuant thereto, to establish police departments and prevent crimes. Police power stems from the purposes stated in the Preamble of the Constitution: “To . . establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, . . police power: the government’s authority to enact laws to promote the public health, safety, morals, and welfare and, pursuant thereto, to establish police departments and prevent crimes.

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