The Schebs bring a combined experience that is both practical as well as academic; they also author law texts for West. The text covers all of the necessary content in a manageable fashion and integrates the material in a logical manner. Utilizing extensive case material, this book has been thoroughly updated to include the latest Supreme Court decisions and other developments in criminal justice.
Covering legal, procedural, and Constitutional issues, this textbook presents case examples, describes the history of criminal law, and outlines recent developments in criminal justice. Chapters cover the legal foundations of criminal justice, the substantive criminal law, and law enforcement and criminal procedure. The book includes excerpts from court decisions, including rulings from state cases, federal cases, and the Supreme Court. The book is intended for use in criminology, criminal justice, pre-law, political science, and paralegal courses. John M. Scheb is a senior judge for the Florida Court System and a lecturer at Stetson University College of Law; John M. Scheb II teaches political science at the University of Tennessee. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
John M. Scheb was born in Orlando, Florida, in 1926. He entered the practice of law in 1950. He served as associate municipal judge in Sarasota, Florida, from 1957 to 1959. From 1959 to 1970, he served as City Attorney for the city of Sarasota. In 1974, he was appointed to the Florida District Court of Appeal, second district, a position he held until his retirement in 1992. Judge Scheb holds the B.A. from Florida Southern College, the J.D. from the University of Florida, and the LL.M. from the University of Virginia.
John M. Scheb, II attended the University of Florida, where he received a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in political science. He is now Professor and Head of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he specializes in public law, courts, and the judicial process. Professor Scheb has authored numerous articles in professional journals and is coauthor of several other textbooks, including: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM, 3rd Edition (Wolters Kluwer, 2013), LAW AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS (Thomson/Wadsworth, 2005), and AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, 6th Edition (Wadsworth/Cengage, 2014).
1. Preface. PART I. INTRODUCTION TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. Fundamentals of Criminal Law and Procedure. 2. The Organization of the Criminal Justice System. PART II. THE SUBSTANTIVE CRIMINAL LAW. 3. Constitutional Limitations on the Prohibition of Criminal Conduct. 4. Elements of Crimes: Parties to Crime. 5. Inchoate Offenses. 6. Offenses Against Persons. 7. Crimes Against Poverty. 8. Crimes Against Public Morality. 9. Alcohol and Drug Offenses. 10. White-Collar and Organized Crime. 11. Offenses Against Public Health and the Environment. 12. Offenses Against Public Order and Safety. 13. Offenses Against Justice and Public Administration. 14. Criminal Responsibility and Defenses. PART III: LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE. 16. Arrest, Interrogation, and Identification. 17. The Pretrial Process. 18. The Criminal Trial. 19. Sentencing and Punishment. 20. Appeal and Postconviction Relief. PART IV: SPECIALIZED TOPICS IN CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE. 21. Juvenile Justice. 22. The Military Justice System.