Criminal Procedure: From First Contact to Appeal, 7th edition
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Hallmark features of this title
Basic and nontraditional topics
- About half the content covers traditional criminal procedure topics, including search-and-seizure, interrogation and identification procedures.
- About half the content moves beyond basics. Topics include pretrial process, legal roles, plea bargaining and guilty pleas, rights of criminal defendants at trial, and appeals and habeas corpus.
- Constitutional rights of criminal defendants, as interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court, are a point of focus. Many Supreme Court decisions are discussed.
- Decision-Making exercises throughout chapters prompt students to decide cases.
- Further Exploration at the end of each chapter examines controversial issues.
- Actual legal forms and policy excerpts are referenced extensively.
Published by Pearson (November 1st 2023) - Copyright © 2024
Subject: Criminal Justice
Category: Criminal Procedure
Table of contents
PART 1: INTRODUCTION
- Introduction to Criminal Procedure
PART 2: SEARCH AND SEIZURE
- Introduction to Search and Seizure
- Searches and Arrests with Warrants
- Searches and Arrests without Warrants
- Actions Based on Reasonable Suspicion
- Actions Based on Administrative Justification and Consent
PART 3: INTERROGATIONS, CONFESSIONS, AND IDENTIFICATION PROCEDURES
- Interrogations and Confessions
- Identification Procedures and the Role of Witnesses
PART 4: THE BEGINNINGS OF FORMAL PROCEEDINGS
- The Pretrial Process
- Prosecutors, Grand Juries, and Defense Attorneys
- Plea Bargaining and Guilty Pleas
PART 5: TRIAL, CONVICTION, AND BEYOND
- Rights at Trial
- More Rights at Trial
- Sentencing, Appeals, and Habeas Corpus
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