Criminal Procedure and the Constitutionby Jerold H. Israel, Wayne R. Lafave, Yale Kamisar
This coursebook - the work of Jerold H. Israel and Yale Kamisar of the University of Michigan and Wayne R. LaFave of the University of Illinois - three nationally renowned experts on the subject of constitutional-criminal procedure, is ideally suited for a survey course designed to explore and critically examine how the U.S. Supreme Court has dealt with a wide range of highly controversial issues that arise at various stages of the criminal process. Because the use of these materials will mark many student' first real exposure to the U.S. Supreme Court as an institution, the editors have resisted the temptation to delete, or even to summarize, concurring and dissenting opinions. Instead, considerable pains have been taken to set forth the views of all members of the Court in such landmark cases as Batson, Leon, Mapp, and Miranda and such important recent cases as Herrera v. Collins, Jacobson v. U.S. and Vernonia School District v. Acton.
The modest size of this volume has been attained by the judicious selection of leading cases and by the use of introductory comments that place the selected cases that follow in general historical and doctrinal perspective. These introductory comments appear at the outset of each chapter and at the beginning of most sections of each chapter.
This book is always up-to-date. At the end of each Supreme Court Term, the editors replace some older cases with new ones.
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