Briefs of Leading Cases in Law Enforcement / Edition 8

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This popular reference book briefs cases dealing with topics of primary importance to law enforcement officials, including briefs of important cases in the areas of stop and frisk, search and seizure, vehicle searches, confessions and legal liabilities.

  • Briefs of cases include capsule, facts, issue, holding, reason and case significance.
  • Includes list of "Top Ten" Most Important Cases in Day-to-Day Policing
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

I have used this textbook for over 20 years in our Constitutional Law course at Stanly Community College because it makes teaching easy. It is an excellent collection of short briefs of U.S. Supreme Court cases for law enforcement. Everything the seated and online students need to know about a case is in one or two pages. For example, Tennessee v. Garner is one and a half pages in the text. A typical case brief within the textbook, includes the facts of the case, issue, holding, legal reasoning, and case significance. Additionally, the authors include up-to-date cases and topics. For example, there is a new chapter on police-dog searches and a new chapter on computer crimes and cellphones as they relate to law enforcement. I endorse this textbook because as a former Charlotte, NC Police Officer with nine years of street experience, I know the legal exposure law enforcement officers face daily on the street.

-Max Boylen, M.S., M.B.A., Criminal Justice Program Head, Stanly Community College

Briefs of Leading Cases in Law Enforcement is an excellent text for student and instructor alike. I have found the case summaries to be accurate, concise, and a wonderful resource.

-Rod Nelson, Criminal Justice, Hennepin Technical College, Director, Law Enforcement Training Services, LLC, and Former Captain, Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

Briefs in Leading Cases in Law Enforcement breaks down each Supreme Court case in sections; capsule, facts, issue, Supreme Court Decision, reason and case significance. This supplemental text is a great complement to any book dealing with criminal courts and procedure. This makes a fantastic teaching tool for faculty, and more important, very understandable for students.

-Paul B. McElvein, Criminal Justice, Erie Community College

This text includes recent cases such as Riley v. California involving cell phone and computer searches, while emphasizing the facts in all court decisions. Studying the facts prepares students to work in the field as they are able to evaluate facts in any situation, make informed decisions, and defend the actions they take.

-Stephen R. O'Donnell, Criminal Justice, NHTI, Concord's Community College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437735062
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/4/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 107,859
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Rolando V. del Carmen retired in May 2011 as Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice (Law) in the College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University. He has authored numerous books and articles in various areas of law related to criminal justice. He has won all three major awards given by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and has taught numerous graduate and undergraduate classes in law and has been a mentor and friend to many of his students.

Jeffery T. Walker is a professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. Walker is a past President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and has written 10 books and more than 70 journal articles and book chapters, and obtained more than $9 million in grants from the Department of Justice, National Institute of Drug Abuse, and others. Walker also served as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), conducting major felony crime investigations. In September 2001, he was mobilized to provide counterintelligence, protective services, and force protection support to military personnel in U.S. and overseas locations. His final assignment was Superintendent of Counterintelligence Investigations at Headquarters/AFOSI in Washington, DC.

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Table of Contents

1. Probable Cause

2. The Exclusionary Rule

3. Stop and Frisk

4. Arrest

5. Seizures — In General

6. Searches — In General

7. Searches after Arrest

8. Searches with Consent

9. Vehicle Stops and Searches

10. Searches of People in Vehicles

11. Roadblocks

12. Electronic Surveillance

13. Plain View and Open Field Searches

14. Lineups and Other Pretrial Identification Procedures

15. Use of Force

16. Confessions and Admissions: Cases Affirming Miranda

17. Confessions and Admissions: Cases Weakening Miranda

18. What Constitutes Interrogation for Miranda Purposes?

19. Right to Counsel Related to Policing

20. Entrapment

21. Legal Liabilities

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    Posted May 23, 2013


    Great resource for LE officers

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