Engaging students throughout the process of learning career competencies is the goal
of Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal: A Systems Approach, Third Edition. Students
are challenged to enhance their legal reasoning, critical thinking, and problemsolving
skills by applying them to realistic case scenarios, analysis problems,
electronic and traditional research exercises, and to numerous drafting, interviewing,
discovery, and other typical paralegal tasks. The text also addresses the human element
in the practice of criminal law, including the accompanying rewards and pitfalls.