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NCJ Number: 153231 Find in a Library
Title: Guide to South Carolina Criminal Law and Procedure
Author(s): P S Watson; W S McAninch
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 376
Sponsoring Agency: University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87249-723-2
Sale Source: University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended for the general public, this book describes basic criminal law in general and South Carolina law in particular.
Abstract: This revised and updated edition of the book originally published in 1984 is designed to meet the needs of students, police, and citizens. It can also be a desk reference for those who deal with the criminal law daily. This new edition includes intervening developments in the substantive statutory criminal law, the law of criminal procedure, legislative changes that affect the criminal justice system, and changes in penalties and sentencing practices through the end of the 1989 session of the South Carolina Legislature. In addition, a number of chapters have been reorganized and revised; some subsections have been expanded, notably those on sentencing, searches and seizures, and interrogations and confessions. The revisions include significant U.S. Supreme Court decisions that deal with trash, helicopter, and prison-cell searches, as well as updating decisions of the South Carolina Supreme Court that affect the criminal justice system. Other areas not covered in the earlier editions include references to new technology such as DNA identification and electronic monitoring of probationers. 19 references and a glossary
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Corrections; Courts; Juvenile codes; Police policies and procedures; Victims of Crime
Note: Third edition.
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