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Sex Crimes: California Law and Procedure (The Rutter Group Criminal Practice Series)

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Brand: The Rutter Group
Copyright: 2010-2019
ISBN: 9781731913463
Publication Frequency: Updated as changes in the law dictate
Update format: N/A

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Sex Crimes: California Law and Procedure (The Rutter Group Criminal Practice Series)


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Sex Crimes: California Law and Procedure focuses on the procedural aspects of sex crime cases. Its format follows the procedural route sex crime cases take from start to finish. A must-have for judges, prosecutors, and defense counsel, this deskbook:

  • Includes a detailed review of all applicable caselaw and statutes, as well as forms and best practice tips
  • Includes detailed discussions on complex issues of discovery and scientific evidence, including a full chapter on DNA evidence
  • Offers tips for handling the complicated aspects of working with child witnesses, dealing with self-represented litigants, etc.
  • Contains a chapter on media relations to assist lawyers and judges in dealing with the inevitable media attention
  • Includes a variety of sample orders, questionnaires, and waivers

Topics include:

  • Management of sex cases
  • Warrants
  • Arraignment
  • Media relations
  • Discovery
  • Statutes of limitation
  • Protection of the victim
  • The child witness
  • The preliminary hearing
  • The science and law of DNA testing
  • Trial
  • Sentencing
  • Sexually violent predators