Criminal Procedure: Constitution and Society (5th Edition)

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Using a blend of text and edited cases, this book provides up-to-date coverage of constitutional criminal procedure. It covers all relevant Fourth Amendment topics, incorporation, confessions, right to counsel, identification and entrapment, and separate chapters on the pre-trial and trial process. Important cases are highlighted using a case and comment approach, and this edition includes all new legal puzzles and updated Supreme Court biographies. With an emphasis on law and society, it provides essential information about the law of constitutional criminal procedure, the most meaningful Supreme Court cases, and discussion of criminal procedure in its social, political, and historical contexts.  Includes the latest Supreme Court decisions through June 2006 in areas such as: Search Warrants; Arrest; Stop & Frisk; Consent; Counsel; Confessions; Trial.  New! Additional sections on order and liberty in a time of terror - Confronts the important topic of how to process aliens and American citizens taken into custody for their alleged roles in the terror campaign.  For people working in the criminal justice system.

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Criminal Procedure: Constitution and Society, Fourth Edition, illustrates the best of both textbook and casebook formats. It soars past other texts by giving the reader a deeper understanding of criminal procedure and the cases that have shaped American criminal justice. The fourth edition includes new and valuable material on justice in a time of terror.

As the preface states, "The heart of American law lies in the cases." The heart of the American criminal justice system therefore lies in the way these cases shape crime control and constitutionality. Criminal Procedure: Constitution and Society presents these issues fairly and thoroughly, with additional features that are uniquely tailored to students in criminal justice, criminology, sociology, and political science. The unique features of this text will make the study of criminal procedure a comprehensive, educational experience.

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Now in its third edition, Criminal Procedure: Constitution and Society illustrates the best of both textbook and casebook formats. It soars past other texts by giving the reader a deeper understanding of criminal procedure and the cases that have shaped American criminal justice.

As the preface states, "The heart of American law lies in the cases." The heart of the American criminal justice system, therefore, lies in the way that these cases shape our understanding of crime and constitutionality. Criminal Procedure: Constitution and Society presents these issues fairly and thoroughly, with additional features that are uniquely tailored to students in criminal justice, criminology, sociology, and political science. The unique features of this text will make the study of criminal procedure a comprehensive, educational experience.

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