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NCJ Number: 185596 Find in a Library
Title: Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice Professionals
Author(s): J. Scott Harr J.D.; Karen M. Hess Ph.D.
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 427
Sponsoring Agency: Wadsworth Publishing Co
Belmont, CA 94002
Publication Number: ISBN 0-314-20414-8
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 text presents an overview of constitutional law for criminal justice professionals by discussing the constitutional rights of citizens and amendments used most frequently in the daily workings of the criminal justice system.
Abstract: The text includes a historical review of events leading up to the framing of the Constitution, a discussion of how the Constitution works and how to keep the basic simplicity of the Constitution distinct from legal decisions that interpret it, and case summaries. Separate chapters deal with first amendment basic freedoms, the second amendment (gun control), the fourth amendment (search and seizure), the fifth amendment (obtaining information legally and due process), the six amendment (right to counsel and a fair trial), and the eighth amendment (bail, fines, and punishment). References, tables, figures, and photographs
Main Term(s): Criminology overview texts
Index Term(s): Bail/Financial Release; Citizen gun ownership; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Criminal justice overview texts; Fines; Gun Control; Punishment; Right to counsel; Right to Due Process; Right to fair trial; Rights of the accused; Search and seizure
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