Constitutional Law and the Criminal Justice System / Edition 5

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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
  • Sales rank: 420,222
  • 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.

The late Kären Matison Hess, Ph.D., was an instructor at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota. She crafted a line of enduring, practical textbooks in the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice, including INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE SECURITY, JUVENILE JUSTICE, MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, and COMMUNITY POLICING. She was a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA), the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and the Textbook and Academic Author's Association (TAA). In 2006, Dr. Hess was honored by the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development at the school's 100-year anniversary as one of 100 alumni who have made a significant contribution to education and human development.

Christine Hess Orthmann has been writing and researching in various aspects of criminal justice for more than twenty years. She is a co-author of numerous Cengage books, including COMMUNITY POLICING, POLICE OPERATIONS, and CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, among others. A reserve officer with the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department, she also is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, the Text and Academic Authors Association, and the National Criminal Justice Honor Society (Alpha Phi Sigma). Orthmann holds a master of science degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati.

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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