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Introduction to Criminal Law – Cosgrove Militano
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the statute:
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bottom of the
statute.
See “Practice
Commentary”
analyzing the
robbery statute.
Helpful
explanation
including
case law
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DEALING WITH THE CRIME
YOU ARE RESEARCHING
THAT ALSO DEALS WITH A
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REPEAT THE STEPS YOU
USED TO FIND YOUR 2
CASES.
(see slides 8-13)
Type in your
procedural
issue.
Here you
have cases
that deal
with the
crime of
robbery
AND the
procedural
issue of
Miranda.
American Jurisprudence is a
legal encyclopedia. Try it!
What about the crime
of robbery do you
need help with?
ALR are explanations of the
law written by practicing
attorneys in plain language.
TO PRINT, EMAIL OR
DOWNLOAD
See instructions on Professor Cosgrove Militano’s
Introduction to Criminal Law PowerPoint on t...
NEED MORE HELP?
Contact Val Waldin at 518.629.7319 or
v.waldin@hvcc.edu.
Final Project - Intro. to Criminal Law - Cosgrove Militano
Final Project - Intro. to Criminal Law - Cosgrove Militano
Final Project - Intro. to Criminal Law - Cosgrove Militano
Final Project - Intro. to Criminal Law - Cosgrove Militano
Final Project - Intro. to Criminal Law - Cosgrove Militano
Final Project - Intro. to Criminal Law - Cosgrove Militano
Final Project - Intro. to Criminal Law - Cosgrove Militano
Final Project - Intro. to Criminal Law - Cosgrove Militano
Final Project - Intro. to Criminal Law - Cosgrove Militano
Final Project - Intro. to Criminal Law - Cosgrove Militano
Final Project - Intro. to Criminal Law - Cosgrove Militano
Final Project - Intro. to Criminal Law - Cosgrove Militano
Final Project - Intro. to Criminal Law - Cosgrove Militano
Final Project - Intro. to Criminal Law - Cosgrove Militano
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Final Project - Intro. to Criminal Law - Cosgrove Militano

  1. 1. WESTLAWNEXT Introduction to Criminal Law – Cosgrove Militano
  2. 2. This is what you see when you first open WestlawNext! The search box is designed like Google for simplicity. 24/7 assistance
  3. 3. WESTLAWNEXT Introduction to Criminal Law – Cosgrove Militano
  4. 4. Select New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division
  5. 5. When you select any court in Westlaw, in this case the NY Supreme Court Appellate Division (intermediate level appeals court), you first get a list of the top to most recently decided cases for that court.
  6. 6. Type in your crime, for example, robbery.
  7. 7. Once you have decided which 2 cases you want, click on the hypertext link to each case. Select “Most Detail” for viewing of your search terms.
  8. 8. You should be able to find hypertext links to the key statute the case is based on.
  9. 9. You can access the statute with hypertext links to the statute right in the case.
  10. 10. The statute: NY cases interpreting the statute:
  11. 11. Scroll down to the bottom of the statute. See “Practice Commentary” analyzing the robbery statute.
  12. 12. Helpful explanation including case law
  13. 13. FIND ANOTHER CASE DEALING WITH THE CRIME YOU ARE RESEARCHING THAT ALSO DEALS WITH A PROCEDURAL ISSUE. Examples: search and seizure, confession, Miranda
  14. 14. To return to the main Westlaw screen from anywhere, click on WestlawNext .
  15. 15. REPEAT THE STEPS YOU USED TO FIND YOUR 2 CASES. (see slides 8-13)
  16. 16. Type in your procedural issue.
  17. 17. Here you have cases that deal with the crime of robbery AND the procedural issue of Miranda.
  18. 18. American Jurisprudence is a legal encyclopedia. Try it!
  19. 19. What about the crime of robbery do you need help with?
  20. 20. ALR are explanations of the law written by practicing attorneys in plain language.
  21. 21. TO PRINT, EMAIL OR DOWNLOAD See instructions on Professor Cosgrove Militano’s Introduction to Criminal Law PowerPoint on the Criminal Justice Subject Guide (click here).
  22. 22. NEED MORE HELP? Contact Val Waldin at 518.629.7319 or v.waldin@hvcc.edu.

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