Criminal Procedure / Edition 10

Criminal Procedure / Edition 10

by Joel Samaha
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Cengage Learning


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Criminal Procedure / Edition 10

This straightforward introduction to criminal procedure combines case excerpts with clear, detailed legal discussion and analysis to give students a solid understanding of the field. The book's longtime success can be attributed to the author's ability to help readers grasp the complexities of law by clearly presenting all sides of an issue. Professor Samaha wants students to go beyond simply memorizing procedures. While most criminal procedure texts focus on "how to," Samaha combines "how" and "why." The text addresses the entire criminal process — from crime prevention and criminal investigation to post-conviction sentencing and review. CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, Tenth Edition highlights the enormous impact of the "digital revolution" throughout the criminal process, provides the latest appellate court cases and new U.S. Magistrate published decisions, and updates such key topics as the changing political nature of the Supreme Court, domestic terrorism, and immigration law. What's more, the MindTap that accompanies this text helps students practice and master techniques and key concepts while engaging them with video cases, career-based decision-making scenarios, visual summaries, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781305969001
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2017
Series: MindTap Course List Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 704
Sales rank: 573,531
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Joel Samaha is University Distinguished Teaching Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. He received his B.A. (History), J.D., and Ph.D. (History) from Northwestern University and studied under Sir Geoffrey Elton at Cambridge University, England. Professor Samaha was admitted to the Illinois Bar, briefly practiced law in Chicago, and then taught at UCLA. In 1971, he joined the University of Minnesota, where he served as Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice Studies for four years, taught television and radio courses in criminal justice, co-taught a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar in legal and constitutional history, was named College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Teacher in 1974, and named University Distinguished Teaching Professor in 2007. Professor Samaha's works have appeared in Historical Journal, American Journal of Legal History, Minnesota Law Review, William Mitchell Law Review, and Journal of Social History.

Table of Contents

Part I: CRIMINAL PROCEDURE IN THE AGE OF THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION. 1. Preview of Criminal Procedure in the Age of the Digital Revolution. 2. Criminal Procedure and the Constitution. Part II: CRIME PREVENTION AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. 3. Searches and Seizures. 4. Stop and Frisk. 5. Seizure of Persons: Arrest. 6. Searches for Evidence. 7. Special Needs Searches. 8. Self-Incrimination. 9. Identification Procedures. Part III: REMEDIES FOR CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATIONS. 10. Remedies for Constitutional Violations I: The Exclusionary Rule and Entrapment. 11. Constitutional Violations II: Other Remedies Against Official Misconduct. Part IV: COURT PROCEEDINGS. 12. Court Proceedings I: Before Trial. 13. Court Proceedings II: Trial and Conviction. 14. After Conviction. Part V: THE CONSTITUTION IN CRISIS TIMES. 15. Criminal Procedure in Crises Times.

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