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California Jury Instructions—Criminal (CALCRIM)

Product details:

Brand: Thomson West
Copyright: 2023
Service #: 40452498
Sub #: 40452497
Pages: 2968
Shelf Space: 4 in.
Publication Frequency: Updated as changes in the law dictate
Update format: Replacement pamphlets

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California Jury Instructions—Criminal (CALCRIM)



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California Jury Instructions – Criminal (CALCRIM and CALJIC) California Jury Instructions – Criminal (CALCRIM and CALJIC) provides plain-language criminal jury instructions, including both the time-tested CALJIC and plain-language CALCRIM instructions. The instructions were prepared by a statewide committee of justices from the Court of Appeal, trial court judges, attorneys, academicians, and lay people, and are approved by the Judicial Council as the state's official instructions pursuant to the California Rules of Court, which strongly encourage their use. Features include:

  • Notes and comments for both CALCRIM and CALJIC
  • Expert, practical direction for changing instructions to fit specific cases
  • Cross-references between CALCRIM and comparable CALJIC instructions, plus related references

Chapter titles include:

  • Pretrial
  • Posttrial: Introductory
  • Evidence
  • Aiding and Abetting, Inchoate, and Accessorial Crimes
  • Homicide
  • Assaultive and Battery Crimes
  • Sex Offenders
  • Kidnapping
  • Criminal Threats and Hate Crimes
  • Arson
  • Robbery and Carjacking
  • Burglary and Receiving Stolen Property
  • Theft and Extortion
  • Criminal Writings and Fraud
  • Vehicle Offenses
  • Controlled Substances
  • Weapons
  • Crimes Against Government
  • Tax Crimes
  • Vandalism, Loitering, Trespass, and Other Miscellaneous Offenses
  • Enhancements and Sentencing Factors
  • Defenses and Insanity
  • Posttrial: Concluding
  • Table of Code Sections Cited