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NCJ Number: 157100 Find in a Library
Title: Leading Constitutional Cases on Criminal Justice
Editor(s): L L Weinreb
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 1191
Sponsoring Agency: Foundation Press
New York, NY 10001
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56662-304-9
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 cases have been edited by eliminating material that is largely irrelevant to criminal justice, historical material, analyses of prior cases, and separate opinions that do not provide insight into prevailing constitutional doctrine. Concurring and dissenting opinions that contribute to the discussion at hand are included. The chapters describe selected provisions of the Constitution, and cover cases related to 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 issues; double jeopardy; sentencing; and collateral attack.
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Electronic surveillance; Investigative techniques; Prosecution; Right against self incrimination; Right to counsel; Right to Due Process; Search and seizure laws; Sentencing/Sanctions; Trials
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