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NCJ Number: 32691 Find in a Library
Title: MODEL CODE OF PRE-ARRAIGNMENT PROCEDURE - COMPLETE TEXT AND REPORTERS' COMMENTARY
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: American Law Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 789
Sponsoring Agency: American Law Institute
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Sale Source: American Law Institute
4025 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ADDRESSING THE MAJOR PROCESSES OF PRETRIAL CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, THE CODE INTEGRATES RECENT SUPREME COURT DECISIONS ON POLICE PRACTICES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE WITH DEVELOPING KNOWLEDGE AND VIEWS ON THESE SUBJECTS.
Abstract: THE PROPOSALS SET FORTH IN THE CODE ARE INTENDED TO ENCOURAGE LEGISLATURES AND RULE-MAKING AUTHORITIES TO EVALUATE THEIR OWN CRIMINAL JUSTICE OPERATIONS AND TO FORMULATE SUCH SPECIFIC RULES AS THEY DEEM APPROPRIATE. THE MODEL CODE EXAMINES PRESENT PROCEDURES IN OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, AT DIFFERENT STAGES--FROM FIRST POLICE CONTACT THROUGH ARREST, FROM APPEARANCE AT A POLICE STATION TO THE FIRST APPEARANCE IN COURT, AND FROM THE FIRST JUDICIAL APPEARANCE THROUGH PLEADING BY THE DEFENDANT. THE MODEL CODE ALSO SETS FORTH RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING PROCEDURES FOR IDENTIFICATION AND FOR SEARCH AND SEIZURE. THE COMPLETE TEXT OF A MODEL OF PREARRAIGNMENT PROCEDURE INCLUDES AN EXTENSIVE (369 PAGES) REPORTERS' COMMENTARY, APPENDIXES, AND AN INDEX. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT) (SNI ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): American Law Institute; Arraignment; Arrest and apprehension; Interview and interrogation; Model law; Pleas; Pretrial procedures; Search and seizure; US Supreme Court decisions
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