Briefs of Leading Cases in Law Enforcement

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Briefs of Leading Cases in Law Enforcement, Eighth Edition, offers extensive updates on the leading Supreme Court cases impacting law enforcement in the United States, creating a must-have reference for police officers to stay up-to-date and have a strong understanding of the law and their function within it. All cases are briefed in a common format to allow for comparisons among cases and include facts, relevant issues, and the Court’s decision and reasoning. The significance of each case is also explained, making clear its impact on citizens and law enforcement. The book provides students and practitioners with historical and social context for their role in criminal justice and the legal guidelines that should be followed in day-to-day policing activities. This edition includes eight new cases related to the exclusionary rule, stop and frisk, searches after arrest, vehicle stops and searches, cases affirming the Miranda decision, and right to counsel related to policing.

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Jeffery T. Walker is a professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, where he has taught since 1990. He currently serves as the PhD Coordinator. A past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Walker holds joint appointments with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and the University of Arkansas Medical School. His main areas of interest are social/environmental factors of crime and the study of non-linear dynamics as they relate to crime.

Rolando V. del Carmen retired in May 2011 as Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice (Law) in the College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University. He has authored numerous books and articles in various areas of law related to criminal justice. He has won all three major awards given by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and has taught numerous graduate and undergraduate classes in law and has been a mentor and friend to many of his students.

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"For an in-depth understanding of the most important and most relevant decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court, agencies and officers can use the book Briefs of Leading Cases in Law Enforcement (Anderson Publishing/Elsevier). This book addresses important cases in ways officers can understand how court decisions affect their actions. Each Supreme Court case is broken down into the facts as they might be seen by an officer, the issue involved in the case, the Supreme Court ruling, and what that ruling means for police officer actions. Legal Guide for Police provides a somewhat broader understanding of laws and court decisions. Although the cases covered are not as in-depth as the Briefs [of Leading Cases in Law Enforcement] book, Legal Guide contains plenty of discussion to aid officers in understanding the law. This book also includes other court decisions besides those of the U.S. Supreme Court. The authors of both of these books not only have a strong legal background, one also has experience as an LEO. Therefore, legal jargon that's often contained in cases is recast in language that can both be understood by officers and applied in everyday work. The books can build a strong understanding of the law and can also serve as a wonderful study tool for promotion tests. ... Many law enforcement agencies already use one or both of these books in promotional exams and training. In addition, the authors take feedback from agencies and officers seriously when updating both books." --LawOfficer.com

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