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NCJ Number: 65094 Find in a Library
Title: CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED - CASES AND COMMENTS
Author(s): P W LEWIS; K D PEOPLES
Corporate Author: W B Saunders Co
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 734
Sponsoring Agency: Holt, Rinehart and Winston
New York, NY 10017
W B Saunders Co
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3399
Sale Source: Holt, Rinehart and Winston
383 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT CASES WHICH FOCUS ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED ARE PRESENTED; THE TEXT IS DESIGNED FOR USE IN CRIMINAL PROCEDURE COURSES FOR LAW STUDENTS AND UNDERGRADUATES.
Abstract: MAJOR SUBJECTS PRESENTED IN THE WORK INCLUDE THE FEDERAL COURTS, THE BILL OF RIGHTS, THE CRIMINAL PROCESS, DUE PROCESS, AND EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAWS. WITHIN THESE BROAD TOPICS, THE DECISIONMAKING PROCESS, THE CONSTITUTION, AND LIMITATIONS ON SUPREME COURT REVIEW ARE DISCUSSED. EACH MAJOR SUBJECT SECTION INCLUDES INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL, THE TEXTS OF SUPREME COURT DECISIONS WHICH ILLUSTRATE THESE PRINCIPLES AND ISSUES ARE PROVIDED. EACH CASE BEGINS WITH A BRIEF PRESENTATION OF THE FACTUAL CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE. COMMENTARY FOLLOWS EACH SET OF CASES, RAISING QUESTIONS WHICH TEST THE READER'S COMPREHENSION OF THE ISSUES INVOLVED. THIS FORMAT IS FOLLOWED THROUGHOUT THE BOOK. THE SECOND MAJOR CATEGORY OF SUBJECTS FOCUSES ON CONSTITUTIONAL SAFEGUARDS AFFORDED THE ACCUSED; I.E., FOURTH, FIFTH, AND SIXTH AMENDMENT ISSUES. SEARCH AND SEIZURE, THE EXCLUSIONARY RULE, SELF-INCRIMINATION, THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL, THE RIGHT TO A SPEEDY TRIAL, AND DEFENSE WITNESSES ARE DISCUSSED. MOST OF THE CASES WERE DECIDED DURING THE MID-1960'S THROUGH 1978. DECISIONS PRESENTED INCLUDE 'GIDEON V. WAINWRIGHT' (1963), 'GRIFFIN V. CALIFORNIA' (1965), AND 'KATZ V. UNITED STATES' (1967). FOOTNOTES, TABLES, FIGURES, A CASE TABLE, AND AN INDEX ARE INCLUDED IN THE TEXT.
Index Term(s): Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Course materials; Criminal proceedings; Judicial decisions; Right against double jeopardy; Right against self incrimination; Right to counsel; Right to Due Process; Right to trial by jury; Rights of the accused; US Supreme Court
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