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Introduction to the American Legal System 3rd ed

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ISBN13: 9781454808961
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780735579255
Published: October 2012
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £86.00



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An Introduction to the American Legal System is a comprehensive introductory text designed for paralegal and criminal justice students, general education, and political science undergraduates. Organized sequentially, it begins with the foundations of the law and continues through the major bodies of law to legislation and procedure. Accessible to students with no background in legal studies, it summarizes “Cases in Point” to illustrate how the law applies to real-world situations. Chapter learning objectives and outlines keep students focused, and provocative questions stimulate vigorous classroom debate.

The Third Edition offers updated laws, discussion questions and references throughout, and introduces new, Internet-based content with Loislaw exercises.

Features:

  • A clear, accessible survey of the history and structure of the American legal system.
  • A sensible four-part organization that begins with the origins of the law and continues logically through legislation and procedure.
  • A well-crafted design includes learning objectives and chapter outlines.
  • “Cases in Point” concisely illustrate how the law applies in the real world.
  • Highly relatable, with real-life examples from a range of disciplines.
  • Questions for discussion in every chapter point to high-interest issues for debate.
  • Discussions of key U.S. Supreme Court decisions, such as Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, Crawford v. Washington, and Kennedy v. Louisiana.
  • Contemporary topical coverage, such as the USA Patriot Act and international terrorism.
  • Convenient Glossary of Legal Terms and The Constitution of the United States of America in the Appendices.
  • Comprehensive Teacher’s Manual, with PowerPoint and test bank.

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Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , USA
Contents:
PART I FOUNDATIONS OF THE LEGAL SYSTEM
Ch.
1. Development of American Law
Ch.
2. Structures of American Law

PART II THE SUBSTANCE OF THE LAW
Ch.
3. Constitutional Law
Ch.
4. Criminal Law
Ch.
5. Torts
Ch.
6. Property Law
Ch.
7. Contracts and Business Law
Ch.
8. Family Law

PART III THE LEGAL PROCESS
Ch.
9. Civil Procedure, Evidence, and the Appellate Process
Ch.
10. Criminal Procedure

PART IV LEGISLATIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE LAW
Ch.
11. Legislation
Ch.
12. Administrative Law and Procedure

APPENDIX A: THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
APPENDIX B: GLOSSARY OF LEGAL TERMS
INDEX ;