Criminal Procedure: From First Contact to Appeal, 7th edition

  • John L. Worrall

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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.

Real-world applications

  • 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

ISBN-13: 9780137911851

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Criminal Procedure

Table of contents


  1. Introduction to Criminal Procedure
  2. Remedies


  1. Introduction to Search and Seizure
  2. Searches and Arrests with Warrants
  3. Searches and Arrests without Warrants
  4. Actions Based on Reasonable Suspicion
  5. Actions Based on Administrative Justification and Consent


  1. Interrogations and Confessions
  2. Identification Procedures and the Role of Witnesses


  1. The Pretrial Process
  2. Prosecutors, Grand Juries, and Defense Attorneys
  3. Plea Bargaining and Guilty Pleas


  1. Rights at Trial
  2. More Rights at Trial
  3. Sentencing, Appeals, and Habeas Corpus



Case Index

Subject Index

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