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NCJ Number: 126623 Find in a Library
Title: Constitutional Law, Sixth Edition
Author(s): J C Klotter; J R Kanovitz
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 993
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87084-496-2
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Beginning with the development of the Constitution and the history of the Bill of Rights, this text presents an up-to-date analysis of critical constitutional issues, with special emphasis on areas that impact criminal justice personnel.
Abstract: Criminal justice employees have traditionally been subjected to extensive restrictions on personal liberty, restrictions that other employees do not face. These restrictions extend to height, weight, grooming, outside employment, and other seemingly private matters. Following a discussion of the Constitution and the history of the Bill of Rights, the first part of the text details the substantive content of the first eight amendments and corresponding State provisions, with emphasis on recent court interpretations and trends. Consideration is given to freedom of speech and press, authority to detain and arrest, search and seizure, wiretapping and eavesdropping, interrogations and confessions, self-incrimination, right to counsel, double jeopardy, fair and just trials and humane punishment, civil rights, and personnel regulations and the Constitution. The second part of the text examines leading decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court to help the reader understand what the law says and processes used by the Supreme Court in reaching its conclusions. The third and final part includes the text of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights as an appendix. A table of cases cited in the first part of the text, an index, and footnotes are provided.
Main Term(s): Criminal justice overview texts
Index Term(s): Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; History of criminal justice; US Supreme Court decisions
Note: Justice Administration Legal Series
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