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NCJ Number: 139926 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Procedure for the Criminal Justice Professional, 5th Edition
Author(s): J N Ferdico
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 564
Sponsoring Agency: West Publishing Co
St Paul, MN 55164
Publication Number: ISBN 0-314-01142-0
Sale Source: West Publishing Co
610 Opperman Drive
P.O. Box 64526
St Paul, MN 55164
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The intent of this text is to provide both a broad understanding of the law of criminal procedure and practical guidelines for criminal justice professionals.
Abstract: Fourteen chapters, discussing relevant legislation and citing recent court decisions, address individual rights under the U.S. Constitution, the criminal court system, basic underlying concepts of criminal procedure law, arrest, search warrants, probable cause, stop and frisk, search incident to arrest, consent searches, the plain view doctrine, search and seizure of vehicles and containers, open fields and abandoned property, admissions and confessions, and pretrial identification procedures. Most of the principles governing criminal procedure are derived from the U.S. Constitution and are illustrated in this book by decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Main Term(s): Criminal procedures; Search warrants
Index Term(s): Arrest procedures; Consent search; Probable cause; Rights of the accused
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