Procedures in the Justice System, 12th edition

  • Cliff Roberson
  • Robert Winters


For courses in criminal procedure.

From arrest to sentencing: A comprehensive guide to criminal procedure
Procedures in the Justice System presents the judicial procedures of criminal cases in plain language and a concise format suitable for a one-semester course. In addition to detailing legal rules, it considers why we have laws and why those laws are broken, the constitutional rights of the accused, and the philosophy of correctional endeavors. The 12th edition has new content on victim impact statements and expanded discussion of legal procedures, while continuing to use actual court cases to show the real implications of the judicial process for enforcers and offenders alike.

Table of contents

1. An Introduction to the Justice System
2. Search and Seizure
3. Arrest and Custody
4. Law Enforcement and the Citizen on the Street
5. Privilege Against Compulsory Self-Incrimination
6. Initial Appearance and Arraignment
7. Assistance of Counsel
8. Pretrial Motions, Hearings, and Plea Negotiations
9. Courtroom Evidence
10. Jury
11. Trial Procedure
12. Deliberation of the Jury and the Verdict
13. Sentencing and Appeals
14. Collateral Proceedings and Writs

A. Outline of Trial Procedure
B. Motion for the Production and Inspection of Evidence and Information That May Lead to Evidence
C. Procedures for Filing for a Writ of Habeas Corpus

Published by Pearson (January 1st 2019) - Copyright © 2020