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Overview


Market-leading CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, 6th Edition, uses real-world illustrations, succinct case summaries, and proven learning tools to equip readers with a solid understanding of our often-complex Constitution and criminal justice system. Avoiding confusing "legalese", the book features more than 200 plainly written, summarized cases that introduce readers to the most influential and relevant cases. It also thoroughly covers the Fourth and Fifth Amendments, exploring their application to issues relevant to criminal justice: reasonable search and seizure, double jeopardy, and testifying against oneself. The sixth edition includes expanded discussions of the First and Second Amendments as well as cutting-edge coverage of such high-profile topics as immigration, terrorism/homeland security, death row, and many others.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495811268
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/20/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


The late J. Scott Harr worked in various areas of the law for 30 years. He was the Chief Law Enforcement Officer and Public Safety Director for a suburb of the Twin Cities and served as a police officer for two other cities prior to that. In addition, he served as a firefighter and emergency medical technician. Licensed as a lawyer, police officer, and private investigator, he taught at Normandale Community College, Metropolitan State University, and Concordia University.

Kären Matison Hess, PhD., (d. 2010) wrote extensively in law enforcement and criminal justice, gaining a respected reputation for the consistent pedagogical style around which she structured each textbook. She developed the original edition of MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT with Wayne Bennett and carried it through four very successful revisions; much of her work and influence remains unchanged in this new edition.

Christine Hess Orthmann holds an M.S. in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati and has been writing and researching in various aspects of criminal justice for over 20 years. She is a coauthor of COMMUNITY POLICING: PARTNERSHIPS FOR PROBLEM SOLVING (7th Edition), CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM (6th Edition), CORRECTIONS FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, Criminal Investigation (10th Edition), INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE (11th Edition), JUVENILE JUSTICE (6th Edition), and POLICE OPERATIONS (6th Edition), as well as a major contributor to INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE SECURITY (5th Edition), and CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED FIELDS: FROM INTERNSHIP TO PROMOTION (6th Edition). She is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the American Society of Criminology (ASC), the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA), and the National Criminal Justice Honor Society (Alpha Phi Sigma), and is a reserve officer with the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department.

Jonathan Kingsbury has been a sworn officer with the Minneapolis, Minnesota Police Department since 1995. In addition to his time in uniform, he has experience as a department physical fitness instructor, defense tactics coordinator, field training officer, and in-service trainer. Sgt. Kingsbury received a B.A. from the University of Minnesota and a J.D. from Hamline Justice University School of Law. He is an instructor in the department of criminal justice at St. Cloud State University.

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Table of Contents


1. An Historical Overview. 2. An Overview of the U.S. Legal System. 3. The U.S. Supreme Court: The Final Word. 4. Equal Protection under the Law: Balancing Individual, State, and Federal Rights. 5. The First Amendment: Basic Freedoms. 6. The Second Amendment: The Gun Control Controversy. 7. The Fourth Amendment: An Overview of Constitutional Searches and Seizures. 8. Conducting Constitutional Seizures. 9. Conducting Constitutional Searches. 10. The Fifth Amendment: Obtaining Information Legally. 11. The Sixth Amendment: Right to Counsel and a Fair Trial. 12. The Eighth Amendment: Bail, Fines, and Punishment. 13. The Remaining Amendments and a Return to the Constitution. Epilogue. Appendix A: The United States Constitution and Amendments. Appendix B: Reading Legal Opinions. Appendix C: Briefs of Marbury and Miranda. Appendix D: Shepardizing a Case. Appendix E: Legal Research.
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