Introduction To The American Legal System

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  • ISBN-13: 9780131199217
  • ISBN: 0131199218
  • Edition: 8
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall


Schulze, Enika, Jung, Michael, Adams, Rebecca P.


1.General Introduction to the Legal System. Basic Legal Concepts and Terminology. 1. Sources of American Law. 2. Substance v. Equity. 3. Substance v. Procedure. 4. Civil v. Criminal. The Court. 1. The Judiciary and the Separa­tion of Powers. 2. The Judiciary and Federalism. 3. Courts as Protectors of the Individual and the Oppressed. 4. Role of the Courts in Making Law. 5. The Judge. 2.The Criminal Justice System. Overview. Rights of the Accused. 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th Amendments. The Lawyers. 1. Prosecution. 2. Defense. Pretrial Process. 1. Investigation.

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