9780534594091

Constitutional Law and the Criminal Justice System

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534594091

  • ISBN10:

    0534594093

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/3/2001
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Decipher the complexities of our Constitution and the criminal justice system with CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. With approximately 225 summarized cases fully integrated into the text, you're introduced to pertinent and influential cases in plain language versus legal language. Harr and Hess focus primarily on the Fourth Amendment (reasonable search and seizure) and Fifth Amendment (double jeopardy, testifying against oneself) to the U.S. Constitution, as these are the most relevant to criminal justice issues.

Author Biography

J. Scott Harr is the chair of the criminal justice department at Concordia University, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Table of Contents

SECTION I A Foundation for Understanding Constitutional Law 1(82)
An Historical Overview
3(30)
An Overview of Our Legal System
33(18)
The Supreme Court of the United States: The Final Word
51(16)
Researching the Law
67(16)
SECTION II The Guarantees of the Constitution to Citizens: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties 83(86)
Equal Protection Under the Law: Balancing Individual, State and Federal Rights
85(28)
The First Amendment: Basic Freedoms
113(30)
The Second Amendment: The Gun Control Controversy
143(26)
SECTION III Constitutional Amendments Influencing the Criminal Justice System 169(160)
The Fourth Amendment: An Overview of Constitutional Searches and Seizures
171(28)
Conducting Constitutional Seizures
199(22)
Conducting Constitutional Searches
221(36)
The Fifth Amendment: Due Process and Obtaining Information Legally
257(26)
The Sixth Amendment: Right to Counsel and a Fair Trial
283(22)
The Eighth Amendment: Bail, Fines and Punishment
305(24)
SECTION IV Coming Full Circle 329(16)
The Remaining Amendments and a Return to the Constitution
331(14)
Epilogue 345(2)
Appendixes 347(36)
Glossary 383(9)
Author Index 392(1)
Subject Index 393

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