Criminal Procedure From First Contact to Appeal

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-10-19
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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For courses in criminal procedure and for courses covering the legal/constitutional issues associated with policing and criminal justice. Fully updated to reflect the current state of the law, this conversational book covers all aspects of criminal procedure-from first contact through appeal. It begins by defining criminal procedure, highlighting the due process/crime control dilemma at the heart of all controversies in criminal procedure; discussing relationships amongst courts; and previewing key trends in criminal procedure. Next, it thoroughly introduces core criminal procedure topics, including search, seizure, interrogations, confessions, and identification. It then widens its focus beyond most competitive books, fully addressing pretrial processes; roles of defense attorneys, prosecutors, and grand juries; plea bargaining and guilty pleas; rights of defendants at trial; appeals, and habeas corpus. To link criminal procedure concepts with the real world, each chapter contains up-to-date decision-making exercises, as well as sample legal forms and excerpts from current police department policy manuals.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction

Chapter 1 Introduction to Criminal Procedure

Chapter 2 Remedies


Part 2 Search and Seizure

Chapter 3 Introduction to Search and Seizure

Chapter 4 Searches and Arrests with Warrants

Chapter 5 Searches and Arrests without Warrants

Chapter 6 Actions Based on Reasonable Suspicion

Chapter 7 Actions Based on Administrative Justification and Consent


Part 3 Interrogations, Confessions, and Identification Procedures

Chapter 8 Interrogations and Confessions

Chapter 9 Identification Procedures and the Role of Witnesses


Part 4 The Beginnings of Formal Proceedings

Chapter 10 The Pretrial Process

Chapter 11 Prosecutors, Grand Juries, and Defense Attorneys

Chapter 12 Plea Bargaining and Guilty Pleas


Part 5 Trial, Conviction, and Beyond

Chapter 13 Rights at Trial

Chapter 14 More Rights at Trial

Chapter 15 Sentencing, Appeals, and Habeas Corpus



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Interesting read July 24, 2014
Overview of how the courts actually work with all of the intricacies for when/if you ever catch a case.
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