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NCJ Number: 120695 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Law Digest, Third Edition
Author(s): J A Douglas; D S Benton
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 814
Sponsoring Agency: Warren, Gorham and Lamont, Inc
Boston, MA 02111
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7913-0444-2
Sale Source: Warren, Gorham and Lamont, Inc
210 South Street
Boston, MA 02111
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume of 1500 digests of significant criminal law cases decided since publication of the mother volume covers both State and Federal law -- substantive and procedural -- in addition to constitutional guarantees.
Abstract: The topics covered include State crimes with subsections on the validity of criminal statutes in general, construction and operation of criminal statutes, nature and elements of specific crimes, capacity, parties, and defenses. State criminal procedures, ancillary proceedings (with subsections jurisdiction and venue; preliminary proceedings; indictment and information; and pretrial motions are also reviewed. Discovery; guilty pleas; evidence; trial; jury; post-trial motions; sentencing and punishment; and appeal and error are discussed as are (probation, parole, and pardon; prisoner proceedings; ancillary proceedings); Federal crimes; and Federal procedures. Constitutional guarantees are investigated with subsections on admissions and confessions, confrontation of witnesses, right to counsel, cruel and unusual punishment, double jeopardy, due process, equal protection, ex post facto, freedom of the press, freedom of speech and expression, identification procedures, and including right to jury trial, propriety of exercise of police power, retroactivity of constitutional rulings, prohibition against unlawful searches and seizures, prohibition against self-incrimination, and right to speedy trial. Readers aids include a Table of Contents, a Cumulative Table of Cases, and a Cumulative Index, as well as a Table of Updated Case Citations.
Main Term(s): Criminal law
Index Term(s): Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Criminal codes; Criminal procedures; Judicial review
Note: 1989 Cumulative Supplement No. 2
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