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NCJ Number: 151968 Find in a Library
Title: Contemporary Criminal Procedure
Author(s): L E Holtz
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 718
Sponsoring Agency: Gould Publications, Inc
Longwood, FL 32750-3724
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87526-365-8
Sale Source: Gould Publications, Inc
1333 North US Highway 17-92
Longwood, FL 32750-3724
United States of America
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Based primarily on U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal decisions, this reference book and text presents pertinent classical and current judicial decisions that define constitutional criminal procedure applicable to the daily activity of the professional law enforcement and criminal justice communities.
Abstract: Part I is intended as a college text on criminal procedure, criminal law, or general police science, as it explains the law of arrest, search and seizure, investigative detentions (stop and frisk), motor vehicle stops, and fire-scene procedures. The three chapters of Part II explore the legal issues associated with interviews, confessions and "Miranda," identification procedures, and the sixth amendment rights to counsel and confrontation of witnesses. Part III highlights the problems police officials face when they must establish an individual's possession of illegal drugs or possession with intent to distribute them. Part IV presents recent court cases pertinent to the nature of law- enforcement liability. Each of the principal cases presented consists of a court decision that has been analyzed, dissected, and restructured into a question-and-answer format. Table of cases and a subject index
Main Term(s): US Supreme Court decisions
Index Term(s): Arrest procedures; Confessions; Corrections; Criminology; Drug law offenses; Eyewitness testimony; Interview and interrogation; Police legal limitations; Right to confront witnesses; Right to counsel; Search and seizure
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