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NCJ Number: 78059 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Procedure - An Analysis of Constitutional Cases and Concepts
Author(s): C H Whitebread
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 640
Sponsoring Agency: Foundation Press
New York, NY 10001
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Sale Source: Foundation Press
11 Penn Plaza, Tenth Floor
New York, NY 10001
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This textbook focuses on issues in criminal procedure and illustrates principles through extensive discussion of relevant cases, particularly those decided by the Supreme Court.
Abstract: The last 20 years have witnessed an enormous increase in the amount of litigation concerning the procedural rights of the criminally accused. This upsurge has been the direct result of Supreme Court activism. The Warren era produced a dramatic expansion of the defendant's federally protected constitutional rights and a widening of access to the Federal courts as a means of vindicating those rights. In contrast, the Burger Court can be characterized by its emphasis on prosecution rather than on the defendant's rights; the fourth and fifth amendments have rarely been interpreted in the accused's favor by this Court. The cases and principles discussed in the text clarify these basic themes. Topics addressed include search and seizure law, the fifth amendment's privilege against self-incrimination, the pretrial process, constitutional issues associated with the trial, the role of the lawyer under the sixth amendment, entrapment, and the relationship between the Federal and State courts. Each chapter includes extensive footnotes, case citations, and a bibliography; the book provides appendixes, an index, and a table of cases with page references.
Index Term(s): Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Course materials; Criminal proceedings; Defendants; Entrapment; Judicial decisions; Pretrial procedures; Prosecution; Trial procedures; US Supreme Court
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