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Presents an up-to-date analysis of critical constitutional issues. Special attention is given to issues of greatest concern to criminal justice personnel - detention, arrest, search and seizure, interrogations and confessions, self-incrimination, due process, and right to counsel. Also includes constitutional aspects of criminal and civil liabilities of justice personnel, and constitutional and civil rights in the workplace.
Part II presents key cases to assist in interpreting the constitutional provisions.
Each chapter includes chapter outline, key terms and concepts, as well as numerous boxes defining terms and elaborating on the text.
Part II contains briefs of judicial decisions related to the topics covered in the the text, in order to help the reader learn rule of law as well as the reasoning of the court that guides future court rulings.
Part III contains the Constitution of the United States of America, a Glossary and a Table of Cases.
This textbook is directed toward students considering law enforcement as a possible career choice. The ninth edition continues the process of revisions in style and format begun with the eight edition (1999). Specific changes to the text are not defined. An accompanying study guide provides learning objectives, summarizes the main points, and contains a list of review questions for each chapter. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author
Jacqueline Kanovitz is an Emeritus Professor of the Brandeis School of Law where she taught for thirty years and served as Associate Dean for Student Affairs. She also taught at other law schools. She holds a J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Louisville School of Law. She is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching and writing excellence and has been a co-author of this textbook since the first edition in 1968.