Criminal Procedure (Justice)

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This exciting new addition to Pearson’s Justice Series is a comprehensive introduction to criminal procedure, from the point individuals first come into contact with the police, all the way through to the appeal process. Ideal for undergrads, CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION presupposes no legal expertise, connects criminal procedure cases to the real world through innovative pedagogy, and encourages students to think critically. All this is accomplished in a brief book with an engaging design that motivates students to keep reading.

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A comprehensive introduction to criminal procedure, from the point where individuals first come into contact with the police, all the way through to appeal.

The first part of this book is devoted to traditional criminal procedure topics, including search and seizure as well as interrogation and identification procedures. Recognizing that criminal procedure consists of much more than interactions between the police and criminal suspects, Worrall goes on to discuss the pretrial process; the roles of defense attorneys, prosecutors, and grand juries; plea bargaining and guilty pleas; rights of criminal defendants at trial; and appeals and habeas corpus. The material is covered by focusing on the constitutional rights of criminal suspects, as interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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" The book does an excellent job of covering the material. It covers areas rarely covered in a typical procedure text such as issues of mental incompetency. In addition, it answers the questions that professors consistently get from their students."

" An incredible improvement over other criminal procedure texts...where those books are so confusing and choppy, this book is well written and gets the points across clearly."

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John L. Worrall is Professor of Criminology and Program Head at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). A Seattle native, he received a B.A., double majoring in psychology and law and justice, from Central Washington University in 1994. Both his M.A. (criminal justice) and Ph.D. (political science) were received from Washington State University, where he graduated in 1999. From 1999-2006, he was a member of the criminal justice faculty at California State University, San Bernardino. He joined UTD in Fall 2006, was promoted to full professor in 2008, and in 2010 was selected to direct the criminology program. Dr. Worrall has published articles and book chapters on a wide range of topics ranging from legal issues in policing to crime measurement, having recently been ranked one of the most prolific sole and lead authors in the discipline. Courses he regularly teaches (and has authored texts for) include introductory criminal justice, criminal procedure, and crime control policy. As Program Head at UTD, Dr. Worrall directs undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. programs in criminology, including an online MS program, which he developed. He is active in the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, and a number of regional associations. Finally, he continues to serve as editor of the journal Police Quarterly, a position he has held since 2008.

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