The author captures student attention through: - a practical approach that gives a strong foundation in interviewing and investigating skills as well as the civil, criminal, and non-litigation contexts in which they are utilized - demonstrating "learning by doing" -- where the author teaches the critical connection between law and fact, how to ...Read MoreThe author captures student attention through: - a practical approach that gives a strong foundation in interviewing and investigating skills as well as the civil, criminal, and non-litigation contexts in which they are utilized - demonstrating "learning by doing" -- where the author teaches the critical connection between law and fact, how to engage in effective analysis, and the essentials of good communication skills - well-crafted pedagogy that provides varied and realistic materials in which the student applies the principles including illustrations, examples, hypotheticals, and Learn by Doing exercises that appear in every chapter - examples drawn from civil and criminal scenarios, and litigation and non-litigation settings - four case studies -- a murder case, a personal injury case, a domestic relations case, and a real estate development project -- supplying realistic scenarios for applying concepts - excellent appendices containing special resources for students, including extensive information on online resources for investigators Instructors will appreciate: - the flexible organization that allows teachers to choose materials and sequence to match the configuration of their course - Instructor's Manual with teaching tips, suggested answers for discussion questions, sample test questions, a model syllabus, and detailed information for using the case studies What's new in the second edition? - updated citations to all websites, references to many new websites and court decisions, and a new Sleuth on the Loose feature - more Learn by Doing exercises, and refined hypotheticals and exercises throughout the book - new glossary to helpstudents with terminology - coverage of important new federal statutes and regulations that will affect the paralegal's investigation task, including the Homeland Security Act, the E-Government Act of 2002, the Federal Financial Modernization Act ("Gramm-Leach-Billey Act"), and the new HHS health privacy rules - Streamlined presentation makes the book easier to useRead Less
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