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Court Procedure and Evidence Issues

  • Neal R. Bevans
Series / Aspen Criminal Justice Series
Teaching Materials

Readable and practical text for criminal justice courses on court procedure and judicial process, incorporating an overview of evidentiary issues.

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  • This text explores the details of the judicial process, explaining the various phases of a criminal prosecution in a clear and often entertaining style.
  • The book provides a balance between theoretical discussions and practical, down-to-earth examples of law in action at every phase of a criminal proceeding.
  • Well-written text that is accessible to both students and professors.
  • Thoughtful pedagogy includes the following:
  • Learning objectives that are stated clearly and succinctly at the beginning of each chapter
  • Terms and legal vocabulary set out in bold in the body of the text and defined immediately in the margin for the ease of student comprehension
  • Figures and tables to illustrate crucial points, designed to capitalize on different learning styles among students
  • Case scenarios to help students develop their understanding of the material
  • Excerpts from seminal or otherwise noteworthy US Supreme Court cases
  • End of chapter questions, activities and assignments to hone the studentsand#8217; understanding
  • Reference to a sample criminal case to help develop specific points in each chapter
  • Complete Mock Trial package that includes police, investigative reports, charging documents and other materials to assist student in actually presenting a criminal case
  • and#8220;For the Prosecution/For the Defense,and#8221; point/counter point feature in each chapter that discusses an issue from the prosecution and defense viewpoints
  • Web sites for further research and/or discussion
  • Profiling the Professional: an interview and profile of a legal professional, such as a judge, law enforcement officer, defense attorney, etc., that appears in each chapter. This feature explains the day-to-day world of a legal professional, helping the student/reader make an intellectual and emotional connection with the real-life professionals in the criminal justice system
  • Logical and understandable organization.
  • Author has a wealth of trial experience at every phase of criminal litigation, as well as extensive experience writing textbooks.

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