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NCJ Number: 150813 Find in a Library
Title: Leading Constitutional Cases on Criminal Justice, 1994 Edition
Editor(s): L L Weinreb
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 1189
Sponsoring Agency: Foundation Press
New York, NY 10001
Publication Number: ISBN 01-56662-188-7
Sale Source: Foundation Press
11 Penn Plaza, Tenth Floor
New York, NY 10001
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book provides the texts of leading constitutional cases related to the investigation and prosecution of crime.
Abstract: The continuing development of constitutional principles in this area makes it logical to consider them explicitly as constitutional law rather than merely as factors related to the administration of criminal justice. The cases were edited for economy of space, eliminating material that was irrelevant to criminal justice, repetitive, historical, related to the analysis of previous cases, and related to separate opinions that do not represent prevailing constitutional doctrine. Concurring or dissenting opinions that contribute to the discussion of the various issues have been included here. The specific topics covered in the book include due process of law; arrest, and search and seizure; electronic surveillance, agents and informants, and entrapment; the right to counsel; the privilege against self-incrimination; lineups; preliminary examination; bail; indictment; the right to a speedy trial; plea bargaining; trial by jury; trial; double jeopardy; sentencing; and collateral attack. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Criminology; Investigative techniques; Judicial decisions; Prosecution
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