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NCJ Number: 185035 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Procedure, Fourth Edition
Author(s): Joel Samaha
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 716
Sponsoring Agency: Wadsworth Publishing Co
Belmont, CA 94002
Publication Number: ISBN 0-534-54711-7
Sale Source: Wadsworth Publishing Co
Ten Davis Drive
Belmont, CA 94002
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book presents the general principles of the law of criminal procedure and critically examines the application of these principles to real problems.
Abstract: Chapters 1 and 2 provide an overview of the structure, process, and constitutional provisions that govern both the law and practice of criminal procedure. Chapters 3 through 9 arrange the constitutional provisions of criminal procedure chronologically as they occur in actual practice. Chapters 3 through 7 describe and critically examine searches and seizures. Chapters 8 and 9 describe and critically examine two highly publicized procedures: police interrogation and confessions, as well as police identification procedures, including lineups, "mug shots," and DNA testing. Chapter 10 explains and critically examines the remedies that suspects have when the government violates the constitutional rights discussed in Chapters 3 through 9. This chapter addresses the exclusionary rule and private lawsuits against the government under the Civil Rights Act. It also assesses the defense of entrapment, reversible error, and expungement of criminal records. Chapter 11 examines judicial proceedings before trial, and Chapter 12 describes and assesses the determination of guilt, both by formal trial and by guilty pleas. Chapter 13 explains and evaluates proceedings following conviction, namely, sentencing, appeal, and habeas corpus. Chapter summaries and notes, a table of cases, glossary, subject index, and appended copy of the Constitution of the United States
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Arrest procedures; Confessions; Criminal procedures; Evidence collection; Interview and interrogation; Post-conviction remedies; Search and seizure; Search and seizure laws; Stop and frisk; Suspect identification; Trial procedures
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