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NCJ Number: 120694 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Law and Its Administration
Author(s): F E Inbau; J R Thompson; M B Zagel; J P Manak
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 1500
Sponsoring Agency: Foundation Press
New York, NY 10001
Publication Number: ISBN 0-88277-724-6
Sale Source: Foundation Press
11 Penn Plaza, Tenth Floor
New York, NY 10001
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book is designed for police officers and other college students interested in law enforcement.
Abstract: The casebook format provides information on the law and affords a means for obtaining insights into appellate court decisions. The section on substantive criminal law covers issues including the constitutional limitations on legislative power, Federal criminal jurisdiction, various offenses, and criminal responsibility and the defense of mental impairment. Basic legal concepts regarding proof of guilt focus on reasonable doubt and presumptions of fact. Limits on undercover work, the law of arrest, eyewitness identification procedures, criminal interrogations and confessions, searches and seizures, and the exclusionary rule comprise the section on legal limitations upon law enforcement procedures. Supreme Court and other appellate court case opinions and introductory textual material and notes comprise the casebook.
Main Term(s): Criminal law
Index Term(s): Criminal procedures; Police legal limitations; Police legal training
Note: Fifth edition
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