Constitutional Law and the Criminal Justice System

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/3/2001
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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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
An Overview of Our Legal System
The Supreme Court of the United States: The Final Word
Researching the Law
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
The First Amendment: Basic Freedoms
The Second Amendment: The Gun Control Controversy
SECTION III Constitutional Amendments Influencing the Criminal Justice System 169(160)
The Fourth Amendment: An Overview of Constitutional Searches and Seizures
Conducting Constitutional Seizures
Conducting Constitutional Searches
The Fifth Amendment: Due Process and Obtaining Information Legally
The Sixth Amendment: Right to Counsel and a Fair Trial
The Eighth Amendment: Bail, Fines and Punishment
SECTION IV Coming Full Circle 329(16)
The Remaining Amendments and a Return to the Constitution
Epilogue 345(2)
Appendixes 347(36)
Glossary 383(9)
Author Index 392(1)
Subject Index 393

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