Using actual examples from practice, Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal, Third Edition, teaches students about the real-world experience of the paralegal, with coverage of local, state, and federal criminal cases. Working with the various types of cases presented in this book familiarizes students with the role of the paralegal in the process of investigation, prosecution, and defense, in criminal cases. Edward Carter’s successful building-block approach explains the basic elements of all criminal offenses and how those elements are used to define crimes. New to the Third Edition: Updated throughout, with deeper examination of certain subjects and new material reflecting the evolution of certain areas of the law in response to technology. New case cites throughout, with discussion of Carpenter v. United States, Madison v. Alabama, and Timbs v. Indiana decisions. Expanded discussion of universal jurisdiction in Chapter 6. New section on searches of electronically stored information In Chapter 16. Examines the two different views courts have developed about how the rules relating to overbreadth and particularity should be applied to searches of electronically stored information, discusses the Stored Communications Act of 1986 and the 2018 amendment to the Act relating to search warrants for stored communications of “U.S. persons,” and contains a discussion of the application of the plain view rule to searches of electronically stored information. Expanded discussion of the cruel and unusual punishment clause of the Eighth Amendment in Chapter 21 now covers when that clause prohibits the execution of a person who becomes incompetent after being sentenced to death, along with consideration of the application of the excessive fines clause to civil forfeitures. Professors and students will benefit from: A sensible, four-part organization: Introduction to the criminal justice system Distinction between criminal law and criminal procedure Criminal law Criminal procedure Clear explanations of the basic elements of all criminal offenses, including an accessible, systematic approach to analyzing the legal nature of any criminal offense. Edited cases that illustrate key concepts. Eye on Ethics and Historical Perspective sidebars. Helpful pedagogy, including chapter objectives, definitions in the margins, and review questions. An integrated treatment of white-collar crime. Broad coverage of a wide range of criminal investigations, from police investigations to administrative and grand jury investigations.