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NCJ Number: 137086 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Procedure: Cases and Comments
Author(s): J B Haddad; J B Zagel; G L Starkman; W J Bauer
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 1604
Sponsoring Agency: Foundation Press
New York, NY 10001
Publication Number: ISBN 0-88277-976-1
Sale Source: Foundation Press
11 Penn Plaza, Tenth Floor
New York, NY 10001
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Judicial decisions regarding criminal procedure are detailed based on the case study method and summaries of State and Federal cases and United States Supreme Court decisions.
Abstract: The text begins with a discussion of legal limitations on law enforcement investigative procedures including interrogations and confessions, eyewitness identification procedures, wiretapping and electronic surveillance, arrests, search and seizure, undercover work, and situations in which the exclusionary rule may apply. The judicial process is next detailed. Topics covered include prosecutorial discretion, the rights of indigents in criminal proceedings, the preliminary hearing, grand jury proceedings, the right to bail, pretrial motions, and competency to stand trial. Additional topics include disclosure and discovery, pleas, trial by jury, the quality of representation by counsel, the presentation of the case, submitting the case to the jury, post-trial motions, and post-conviction remedies. Index and appended excerpts from the United States Constitution are included.
Main Term(s): Criminal procedures
Index Term(s): Appellate court decisions; Criminal proceedings; Police legal limitations; US Supreme Court decisions
Note: 4th edition, University Casebook Series
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