Criminal Procedure Law and Practice

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-08
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Filled with many examples from real-world situations faced by today's law enforcement professionals, CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: LAW AND PRACTICE gives you a practical understanding of the current legal guidelines in criminal procedure. Complete, current, and accurate?without bogging you down in unnecessary details?this engaging book includes coverage of the law on arrests, searches and seizures, vehicle stops, use of force, interrogations, and line-ups. It also discusses current topics such as racial profiling, DNA evidence, plea bargaining, terrorism, and electronic surveillance. Long known for its relevance to day-to-day law enforcement, this book features interesting case briefs, sample police forms, hypothetical cases, and coverage of the most recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings. Clear and reader-friendly, this book makes law enforcement legal concepts easy to understand and apply.

Table of Contents

The Court System and Sources of Rights
Overview of the Criminal Justice Process
Levels of Proof and the Exclusionary rule
Probable Cause and Reasonable Suspicion
The Exclusionary Rule
Searches and Seizures of Persons
Stop and Frisk, Border Searches and Seizures, and Stationhouse Detention
Arrests and Responses to Terrorism
Searches and Seizures of Property
Searches and Seizures of Things
Vehicle Stops, Searches, and Inventories
Plain View, Open Fields, Abandonment, and Electronic Surveillance
Identifications , Confessions, and Admissions
Lineups and Other Pretrial Identification Procedures
Confessions and Admissions: Miranda v. Arizona
Constitutional Rights and the Consequences of Police Misconduct
Basic Rights of the Accused During the Trial
Sentencing, The Death Penalty, and Other Forms of Punishment
Legal Liabilities and Other Consequences of Police Misconduct
Responses to Terrorism and Electronic Surveillance
Guide to Case Briefing
The Case of Minnesota v. Dickerson-A Full Reprint
Thirty Suggestions on How to Be an Effective Witness
The Constitution of the United States
Table of Cases
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