Criminal Procedure for the Criminal Justice Professional / Edition 10

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This book helps you cut through the complexities of constitutional law and court rulings, giving you the straightforward guidance to criminal procedure essential to your success in the criminal justice field. From individual rights to arrest, search and seizure, identifications, and admissions and confessions, all the information and guidance you need is right here. Actual case excerpts include statements of legal principles, explanations of the reasons behind the rules, and examples of the application of the law to real-life scenarios.
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Using recent Supreme Court and appellate court rulings to highlight key points, this textbook introduces basic concepts, discusses individual rights, and provides an overview of the court system. Specific chapters also cover crucial elements like arrest, searches, probable cause, exceptions to search warrant requirements, confessions, and pretrial identification procedures. A table of cases and a glossary are also included. Ferdico is a former assistant Attorney General for the State of Maine. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495095477
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/17/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 864
  • Sales rank: 758,037
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

John N. Ferdico holds a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and a B.A. in Sociology from Dartmouth College. He is a former Assistant Attorney General and Director of Law Enforcement Education for the State of Maine. Other books he has published are FERDICO'S CRIMINAL LAW AND JUSTICE DICTIONARY and the MAINE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER'S MANUAL. Ferdico currently writes and runs a legal publishing company in Bowdoinham, Maine.

Henry F. Fradella is a Professor in and Associate Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He earned a B.A. in psychology from Clark University, both a master's in forensic science and a J.D. from The George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary justice studies from Arizona State University. In addition to having published more than 75 scholarly articles, comments, and reviews, Dr. Fradella is the author of eight other books, including three published by Wadsworth: AMERICA'S COURTS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM; KEY CASES, COMMENTS, AND QUESTIONS ON SUBSTANTIVE CRIMINAL LAW; and FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY: THE USE OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE IN CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. Dr. Fradella has twice served as a guest editor of the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice and as the Legal Literature editor of West's Criminal Law Bulletin for four terms (Volumes 41-44). A fellow of the Western Society of Criminology, he currently serves as the editor of the society's journal, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society. He teaches a variety of courses, including criminal law, criminal procedure, courts and judicial processes, and forensic psychology.

Christopher D. Totten has an A.B. from Princeton University, and a J.D. and LL.M. (Masters in Law) from Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the State Bar of Maryland and has worked as an attorney and client advocate at a number of law firms. He is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice (Law) at Kennesaw State University, where he teaches numerous law and criminal justice courses to undergraduate and graduate students. His scholarship spans criminal law and procedure, international crime (with a focus on adjudication), and interdisciplinary law and social science research (with a focus on courts/ jurisprudence and police attitudes). He has published in key journals such as the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, the Criminal Law Bulletin, the New Criminal Law Review, the Berkeley Journal of International Law, and the Georgetown Journal of International Law. Finally, he is the criminal law commentator for the Criminal Law Bulletin (Volumes 46-51).

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Framework for the Study of Criminal Procedure 2

Ch. 1 Individual Rights Under the United States Constitution 2

Ch. 2 Criminal Courts, Pretrial Processes, and Trials 52

Ch. 3 Basic Underlying Concepts: The Exclusionary Rule, Privacy, Probable Cause, and Reasonableness 116

Pt. II Search Warrants, Arrests, Stops, and Frisks 182

Ch. 4 Criminal Investigatory Search Warrants 182

Ch. 5 Administrative Searches, Special Needs Searches, and Electronic Surveillance 246

Ch. 6 Arrest 304

Ch. 7 Stops and Frisks 360

Pt. III Exceptions to the Search Warrant Requirement 440

Ch. 8 Searches Incident to Arrest and Protective Sweeps 440

Ch. 9 Consent Searches 482

Ch. 10 The Plain View Doctrine 530

Ch. 11 Search and Seizure of Vehicles and Containers 578

Ch. 12 Open Fields and Abandoned Property 628

Pt. IV Criminal Procedure and the Fifth and Sixth Amendments 674

Ch. 13 Interrogations, Admissions, and Confessions 674

Ch. 14 Pretrial Visual Identification Procedures 746

Glossary 794

Select Bibliography 810

Case Index 816

Subject Index 825

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