Criminal Procedures: Prosecution & Adjudication, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

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Offering a detailed account of the "bail to jail" segment of the criminal process, Criminal Procedures: Prosecution and Adjudication, Third Edition , lays out the essentials of this process. It offers an engaging, comprehensive, and highly teachable survey of the laws and practices at work between the time a person is charged and the time the courts resolve the offender's conviction and sentence.

Instructors can continue to place their trust in the expertise of this quality casebook. It:

• covers in detail the "bail to jail" portion of the criminal process
• offers an extensive use of documents from multiple institutions, including: U.S. Supreme Court cases, state high court cases, statutes, rules of procedure, and prosecutorial policies
• provides a real world perspective that focuses on issues of current importance to defendants, lawyers, courts, legislators, and the public
• presents an interdisciplinary examination of the impact that various procedures have on the enforcers, lawyers, courts, communities, defendants, and victims
• is written by two leading scholars in this field, both of whom have practiced, taught, and written about the criminal justice process
examines issues of race and justice in criminal procedures

The Third Edition remains timely and current, offering:

a selection of new state cases — all decided in 2000 or later — to maintain a current focus on application of doctrine
• a strengthened emphasis on professional responsibility issues
coverage of new U.S. Department of Justice policies on charging and sentencing
• discussions on the impact of "Global War on Terror" policies on detention and habeas corpus in ordinary criminal prosecution

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735507197
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 832
  • Sales rank: 1,327,352
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Evaluating Charges

1. Defense Counsel

2. Pretrial Release and Detention

3. Charging

4. Jeopardy and Joinder

Part II: Resolving Guilt and Innocence

5. Discovery and Speedy Trial

6. Pleas and Bargains

7. Decisionmakers at Trial

8. Witnesses and Proof

Part III: Measuring Punishment and Reassessing Guilt

9. Sentencing

10. Appeals

11. Habeas Corpus

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