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Presents an up-to-date analysis of critical constitutional issues. Special attention is given to issues of greatest concern to criminal justice personnel - detention, arrest, search and seizure, interrogations and confessions, self-incrimination, due process, and right to counsel. Also includes constitutional aspects of criminal and civil liabilities of justice personnel, and constitutional and civil rights in the workplace.
Part I presents key cases to assist in interpreting the constitutional provisions. Each chapter includes chapter outline, key terms and concepts, as well as numerous boxes defining terms and elaborating on the text.
Part II contains briefs of judicial decisions related to the topics covered in the text, in order to help the reader learn rule of law as well as the reasoning of the court that guides future court rulings.
Part III contains the Constitution of the United States of America, a Glossary and a Table of Cases.