Criminal Procedure: A Contemporary Perspective / Edition 3

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Overview

Criminal Procedure: A Contemporary Perspective, Third Edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the rules and principles of criminal procedure law. This text uses a case study approach, with a focus on the U.S. Supreme Court, to help readers develop the analytical skills necessary to understand the origins, context, and evolution of the law. With an emphasis on federal constitutional law, all cases and accompanying discussions have been updated throughout, as have the end-of-chapter review questions and key terms. Readers will find the third edition of Criminal Procedure: A Contemporary Perspective to offer a comprehensive and modern overview of the complex subject of criminal procedure.

New and Key Features of the Third Edition:

-All cases and coverage of case law have been updated throughout to offer students the most pertinent information on the subject.
-Includes case law associated with homeland security and criminal procedure, throughout the book.
-Provides new and updated key terms, review questions, and oral argument references at the end of each chapter.
-Every new printed copy is packaged with full student access to the student companion website featuring a wealth of interactive study tools (eBook version does not include access to the student companion website. Standalone access can be purchased here http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9781449652357/)

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A textbook for undergraduate students of law, introducing the rules and principles of criminal procedure law using case studies to help them develop the analytical skills to understand the origins, content, and continuing evolution of the law. Concentrates on the US Supreme Court decisions interpreting the national Constitution but refers also to the role of state supreme courts. Also introduces reference materials and strategies for basic legal research. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449652340
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 1/11/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 676
  • Sales rank: 578,772
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Table of Cases
Preface
Acknowledgements
Ch. 1 The Law of Criminal Procedure: Of Means and Ends 1
Ch. 2 Building Blocks for the Study of Criminal Procedure Law 25
Ch. 3 The Law of Search and Seizure 47
Ch. 4 Interrogation, Confessions, and Self-Incrimination 218
Ch. 5 Eyewitness Identification 335
Ch. 6 The Pretrial Process 372
Ch. 7 The Prosecutor and the Adversarial System 404
Ch. 8 The Accused's Right to Counsel 431
Ch. 9 Guilty Pleas and Plea Bargaining 482
Ch. 10 The Adjudication Process 500
App. A Legal Research Guide 593
App. B Select Provisions of the U.S. Constitution 621
Index 623
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