skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 155896 Find in a Library
Title: Michigan Criminal Law and Procedure
Author(s): W C Voigt; T N Edmonds
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 127
Sponsoring Agency: Michigan Sheriffs' Assoc
Lansing, MI 48912
Sale Source: Michigan Sheriffs' Assoc
1410 East Kalamazoo Street
Lansing, MI 48912
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook provides police officers with a ready reference of criminal law and procedure for use in their daily responsibilities.
Abstract: The handbook clearly explains various offenses, showing the elements and making comments that will be helpful in applying the law. Certain of the statutes are quoted verbatim, such as criminal sexual conduct; in most cases, however, the elements of the statute are outlined. The material is designed to guide officers in assessing the legal ramifications of behaviors with which they are confronted, in preparing reports, and in submitting the case to the prosecutor. After the title for each offense, the handbook places first the section number where it might be found in the Compiled Laws of 1979, then the classification of the offense, and finally the way an arrest may be made. In the area of criminal procedure, the handbook addresses arrest, search and seizure, evidence, the processing of arrests, and testifying in court. Other sections pertain to how and where to find the law and selected court decisions. Subject index
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Arrest procedures; Criminal law; Criminal procedures; Michigan; Police legal training; Police testimony; Rules of evidence; Search and seizure
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.