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Read more about Criminal Procedure: Undergraduate Edition Author:

Criminal Procedure: Undergraduate Edition Author:

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Smith, Trachtenberg, and Alexander

Publisher: Michigan State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

An open textbook for undergraduate Criminal Procedure courses that are typically required of criminal justice majors. The book uses U.S. Supreme Court opinions to illuminate the definition of rights concerning search and seizure, right to counsel, and other aspects of the criminal justice process. This open textbook seeks to make undergraduates familiar with judicial reasoning as well as the definitions of rights relevant to individuals who are drawn into contact with criminal justice officials. The chapters give significant attention to police procedures and individual rights under the Fourth Amendment related to searches, including those using warrants and the situations in which warrant searches are permissible. The book also covers rights in the context of police interrogation, including Miranda warnings and exceptions to the Miranda rule. In addition, there is coverage of the exclusionary rule, right to counsel, plea bargaining, and trial rights. It concludes with a brief examination of rights related to sentencing. This resource challenges undergraduates to understand the development and changes affecting rights as new decisions are issued by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Read more about Transactional Drafting: Introduction to Contract Drafting and Transactional Practice

Transactional Drafting: Introduction to Contract Drafting and Transactional Practice

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Fernandez

Publisher: Ben Fernandez

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Transactional Drafting: Introduction to Contract Drafting and Transactional Practice contains a condensed presentation of all of the topics typically covered in an upper-level law school class on contract drafting. The book covers drafting from scratch including writing in plain English (not using legalese), avoiding ambiguity, and drafting covenants, rights and prohibitions consistently (using "will" or "shall" for covenants, "may" for rights, and "will not" or "shall not" for prohibitions). And it covers contract organization, from the title and the exordium to the core covenant, deal provisions and "boilerplate," to the testimonium and the signature blocks. The book also includes material on getting up to speed before you start drafting and brainstorming for contingencies after you have finished. In addition to drafting from scratch the book introduces students to the wide range of skills involved in transactional practice. There are chapters on revising form documents, both when you are the original drafter and when you represent the other side. Also, the book includes chapters on negotiating contract language, handling a closing (i.e., verifying authority and getting the documents signed), dealing with ethical issues that arise in contract drafting and execution, drafting a contract amendment, and using computers to draft contracts. Transactional Drafting includes everything students need to know to “hit the ground running” as a transactional attorney.

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Read more about Legal Writing I & II: Legal Research and Writing & Introduction to Litigation Practice

Legal Writing I & II: Legal Research and Writing & Introduction to Litigation Practice

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Fernandez

Publisher: Ben Fernandez

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Legal Writing I & II; Legal Research and Writing & Introduction to Litigation Practice contains a brief discussion of all of the topics covered in a law school courses on legal writing, including a typical first semester course on legal research, analysis and writing an objective memorandum, as well as a second semester course on persuasion and writing an appellate brief, motion to dismiss or motion for summary judgment. The discussion focuses on the basics of analogical reasoning and persuasion and leaves out the minutiae. Each topic is taken one step at a time, with each step building on the step before it. The sources of law are presented first, then legal research, and reading and analyzing cases and statutes. The book covers analogizing a case to a fact pattern and marshaling the relevant facts to the elements of a statutory rule next. And then first section of the book concludes with legal citation, CRAC and CREAC, and writing a legal research memorandum. The text also includes a lot of samples and examples of how the author would write a case brief, a legal memoranda and an appellate brief, as well as an appendix with charts, outlines and exercises students can use to practice these skills. Legal Writing I & II; Legal Research and Writing & Introduction to Litigation Practice covers all the skills students need to know to work at a law firm, and everything students have to learn to begin practicing in litigation department of a firm.

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Read more about Civil Rights and Liberties

Civil Rights and Liberties

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Solberg, Clairmont, Jeknic, Mason, and Metzdorf

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY

This volume focuses on the constitutional doctrine and law in the areas of civil rights and liberties. It contains excerpts of landmark cases covering the first amendment, second amendment, fourteenth amendment and the right to privacy. The excerpts include the constitutional issues in these cases that are related to civil rights and liberties with other questions of law and dicta omitted.

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Read more about Introduction to Genetics

Introduction to Genetics

Copyright Year: 2009

Contributor: Ramroop Singh

Publisher: Thompson Rivers University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Genetics, otherwise known as the Science of Heredity, is the study of biological information, and how this information is stored, replicated, transmitted and used by subsequent generations. The study of genetics can be sub-divided into three main areas: Transmission Genetics, Molecular Genetics, and Population Genetics. In this Introductory text, the focus is on Transmission or Classical Genetics, which deals with the basic principles of heredity and the mechanisms by which traits are passed from one generation to the next. The work of Gregor Mendel is central to Transmission Genetics; as such, there is a discussion about the pioneering work performed by him along with Mendel’s Laws, as they pertain to inheritance. Other aspects of Classical Genetics are covered, including the relationship between chromosomes and heredity, the arrangement of genes on chromosomes, and the physical mapping of genes.

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Read more about Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach

Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Amory, Massey, Miller, and Brown

Publisher: State University of New York Press

License: CC BY

Designed for an introductory course, this textbook takes a cross-disciplinary approach to the study of LGBTQ+ issues that helps students grasp core concepts through a variety of different perspectives.

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Read more about Introduction to Engineering Thermodynamics

Introduction to Engineering Thermodynamics

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Yu Yan

Publisher: BCcampus

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The book is most suitable for a one-term, introductory engineering thermodynamics course at the undergraduate level. It may also be used for self-learning of fundamental concepts of classical thermodynamics.

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Read more about Overview of: Healthcare Compliance

Overview of: Healthcare Compliance

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Brinson, Clack, Gill, and Gosa

Publisher: University of North Georgia Press

License: CC BY-SA

Overview of: Healthcare Compliance

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Read more about Para vivir con salud

Para vivir con salud

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: McKnight and Kuhnheim

Publisher: Kathryn Joy McKnight and Jill Kuhnheim

License: CC BY-NC

We are asking anyone who adopts this webbook or uses portions of it in their teaching to please let us know at this link (click here).

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Read more about The American Journalism Handbook: Concepts, Issues, and Skills - 1st Ed.

The American Journalism Handbook: Concepts, Issues, and Skills - 1st Ed.

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Zamith

Publisher: UMass Amherst

License: CC BY-NC

This book is designed to help us understand the many changes to U.S. journalism and imagine new futures for it – futures in which it can serve as an even more useful tool for promoting a well-functioning society. But, before we can imagine new futures, we must take a step back and examine the institution of U.S. journalism through a critical and in-depth lens. This book aims to offer just that. It provides a conceptual foundation for understanding the development, logic, and practice of journalism in the United States; describes some of the key challenges, tensions, and opportunities it has faced, is facing, and will likely face; and offers guidance to help individuals develop the skills needed engage in impactful journalism.

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