Criminal Procedure: Law and Practice / Edition 9

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Packed with examples from real-world situations faced by today's law enforcement professionals, CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: LAW AND PRACTICE, 9e gives you a practical and authoritative look at the most current guidelines in criminal procedure. Comprehensive and accurate without bogging you down in unnecessary details, the text includes cutting-edge coverage of the law on arrests, searches and seizures, vehicle stops, use of force, interrogations, and line-ups. It also discusses current topics on racial profiling, DNA evidence, plea bargaining, seizures of text/email messages, technology, the USA Patriot Act, and much more. Long known for its relevance to law enforcement, it features interesting case briefs, sample police forms, hypothetical cases, and coverage of the most recent Supreme Court rulings. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections

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A text/study guide package on various aspects of criminal procedure, focusing on laws that govern policing from sources including the Constitution, Supreme Court decisions, and statutes passed by federal and state legislatures. Lower court decisions and agency policies are also given attention if they limit what officers can do. Learning features include chapter summaries, review questions, key terms, and case summaries. The study guide contains chapter outlines and objectives, key terms and concepts, multiple-choice quizes, and fill- in-blank, true/false, and matching questions, as well as short answer questions. This fifth edition contains new Supreme Court cases, a glossary, new review questions, and new case briefs. The author is affiliated with Sam Houston State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781285062891
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 125,173
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Rolando V. del Carmen is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He was assistant dean and associate professor of a school of law in the Philippines and has held various administrative and academic positions in the United States. In addition, he has taught at various universities and has written extensively, including numerous articles on legal issues and more than ten books. A consultant to criminal justice agencies in a number of states, Dr. Del Carmen served a six-year term to the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. He earned the Fellow Award (1990), Bruce Smith Award (1996), and Founders Award (2005) from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He holds a B.A. and a bachelor of laws degree from the Philippines, a master of comparative law from Southern Methodist University, a master of laws from the University of California at Berkeley, and a doctor of science of law from the University of Illinois.

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Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION. 1. The Court System and Sources of Rights. 2. Overview of the Criminal Justice Process. PART II: LEVELS OF PROOF AND THE EXCLUSIONARY RULE. 3. Probable Cause and Reasonable Suspicion. 4. The Exclusionary Rule. PART III: SEARCHES AND SEIZURES OF PERSONS. 5. Stop and Frisk and Stationhouse Detention. 6. Arrests and Use of Force. PART IV: SEARCHES AND SEIZURES OF PROPERTY. 7. Searches and Seizures of Things. 8. Motor Vehicle Stops, Searches, and Inventories. 9. Plain View, Open Fields, Abandonment, and Border Searches. PART V: IDENTIFICATIONS, CONFESSIONS, AND ADMISSIONS. 10. Lineups and Other Means of Pretrial Identification. 11. Confessions and Admissions: Miranda v. Arizona. PART VI: CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF POLICE MISCONDUCT. 12. Basic Constitutional Rights of the Accused During the Trial. 13. Sentencing, the Death Penalty, and Other Forms of Punishment. 14. Legal Liabilities and Other Consequences of Police Misconduct. 15. Electronic Surveillance and the War on Terror. APPENDIXES. A. Guide to Case Briefing. B. The Case of Minnesota v. Dickerson—A Full Reprint. C. Thirty Suggestions on How to Be an Effective Witness. D. The Constitution of the United States. CASE INDEX. NAME/SUBJECT INDEX.

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