Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice Professionals

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9780314204141: Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice Professionals

This constitutional law text focuses primarily on the Fourth Amendment (reasonable search and seizure) and Fifth Amendment (double jeopardy, testifying against oneself), since they are the most relevant to criminal justice issues. The authors have written other successful texts in the areas of criminal procedure and criminal justice employment.

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J. Scott Harr has been employed in various areas of the law for over 28 years. He has served as a social worker, police officer, firefighter, and emergency medical technician. For over 11 years he held the position of chief law enforcement officer and public safety director for a Twin Cities suburb. He is licensed as a lawyer, police officer, and private investigator, and founded Scott Harr Legal Investigations in 1985. He sits on the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards & Training Board and chairs their training committee. Having taught as community faculty at Normandale Community College, and served as resident faculty at Metropolitan State University School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, he is presently the Criminal Justice Chair at Concordia University St. Paul in Minnesota. He is also the author of CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, 4/e (Wadsworth Publishing).

Kären Matison Hess, Ph.D. (d. 2010), was an instructor at Normandale Community College (Bloomington, Minnesota) who crafted a line of enduring, practical textbooks in the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice.

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Section I: A FOUNDATION FOR UNDERSTANDING CONSTITUTIONAL LAW. 1. A Historical Overview. 2. An Overview of Our Legal System. 3. The Supreme Court of the United States: The Final Word. 4. Reaching the Law. Section II: THE GUARANTEES OF THE CONSTITUTION TO CITIZENS: CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES. 5. Equal Protection Under the Law: Balancing Individual, State and Federal Rights. 6. The First Amendment: Basic Freedom. 7. The Second Amendment: The Gun Control Controversy. Section III: CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS INFLUENCING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. 8. The Fourth Amendment: An Overview of Constitutional Searches and Seizures. 9. Conducting Constitutional Searches. 10. Conducting Constitutional Seizures. 11. The Fifth Amendment: Due Process and Obtaining Information Legally. 12. The Sixth Amendment: Right to Counsel and a Fair Trial. 13. The Eighth Amendment: Bail, Fines, and Punishment. Section IV: COMING FULL CIRCLE. 14. The Remaining Amendments and a Return to the Constitution. Epilogue. Appendices. Glossary.

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