Television and movie portrayals of police, lawyers, judges and juries don’t do justice to the complexity of the U.S. legal system. In reality, navigating the legal system can be daunting – a journey full of twists and turns. How do you differentiate between a civil action and a criminal case? A felony and a misdemeanor?
Introduction to Law and the Legal System answers these questions and explains concepts such as due process, common law, appellate procedures, tort reform, statutory restrictions, jurisdictional issues and immunity.