Introduction to the U.S. Legal System (Translated to Chinese)
A comprehensive set of over 290 pattern jury instructions with detailed commentary explaining the intricacies of Maryland criminal law and relevant federal constitutional decisions. Includes jury instructions on the evaluation of evidence useful in both criminal and civil cases. Two volumes, softbound, released annually, with access to downloadable .exe files included, consisting of both instructions and commentary text.
Table of Contents
Volume 1 Table of Jury Instructions Chapter 1 General Instructions A. Preliminary Instructions B. Instructions Relating to the Deliberative Process Chapter 2 Evaluation of Evidence A. What Constitutes Evidence B. Evaluation of Testimony C. Evaluation of Other Evidence Chapter 3 States of Mind Chapter 4 Parties to Crimes and Preliminary Offenses A. Parties to Crimes B. Preliminary Offenses Chapter 5 Offenses Against the Person A. Assault B. Child Abuse C. Unlawful Homicide D. Kidnapping E. Sexual Offenses Volume 2 Table of Jury Instructions Chapter 6 Offenses Relating to Property A. Arson B. Bad Check Offenses: Obtaining Property or Services by Bad Check C. Burglary D. Counterfeiting and Issuing E. Malicious Destruction of Property F. Robbery and Carjacking G. Theft H. Trespass Chapter 7 Other Offenses A. Bribery B. Contempt C. Disorderly Conduct and Indecent Exposure D. Disorderly House E. Driving Offenses: Alcohol and Drugs F. Escape G. Extortion H. Narcotics and Controlled Dangerous Substance Offenses I. Nonsupport J. Perjury K. Resisting Arrest L. Unlawful Use of Telephone and Electronic Mail M. Weapons Offenses Chapter 8 Defenses A. Alibi B. Claim of Right C. Defense of Property D. Defense of Others E. Duress F. Entrapment G. Good Character of Defendant H. Insanity I. Mistake or Ignorance of Fact J. Mistaken Identity K. Necessity L. Self-Defense M. Voluntary Intoxication Appendix I How to Make a Jury Instruction Request and Procedure for Preserving the Record for Possible Appeal When a Requested Instruction is Denied Appendix II Supplementing Oral Instructions with Written or Electronically Recorded Instructions Table of Cases Table of Statutes Index
Aaronson, David, "Introduction to the U.S. Legal System (Translated to Chinese)" (2016). Books. 181.