skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 66979 Find in a Library
Title: CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, 9TH ANNUAL REVIEW - UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT AND COURT OF APPEALS, 1978-1979
Journal: GEORGETOWN LAW JOURNAL  Volume:68  Issue:2  Dated:(DECEMBER 1979)  Pages:COMPLETE ISSUE
Corporate Author: Georgetown University
Law Journal Assoc
United States of America
Editor(s): J R GARRETT
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 410
Sponsoring Agency: Georgetown University
Washington, DC 20001
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF THE CRIMINAL CASES HANDED DOWN BY THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT AND BY THE UNITED STATES COURTS OF APPEAL BETWEEN 1978 AND 1979 IS GIVEN, WITH PRIMARY FOCUS ON CASE LAW.
Abstract: THE AREAS OF CRIMINAL LAW IN WHICH THE JUDICIAL DECISIONS WERE MADE INCLUDE INVESTIGATION AND POLICE PRACTICES. MORE SPECIFICALLY, THE AREAS ENCOMPASS THE SCOPE OF THE FOURTH AMENDMENT, ARREST, SEARCH WARRANTS, WARRANTLESS SEARCHES ON PROBABLE CAUSE AND OTHER EXCEPTIONS TO THE WARRANT REQUIREMENT, ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE, IDENTIFICATIONS, CONFESSIONS, AND THE EXCLUSIONARY RULE. A SECOND SECTION CONTAINS CASE DISPOSITIONS HIGHLIGHTING THE FOLLOWING ASPECTS OF PRELIMINARY PROCEEDINGS, PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION, AND INDICTMENTS: GRAND JURY, PRELIMINARY HEARINGS, JOINDER AND SEVERANCE, BAIL DISCOVERY, MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE, SPEEDY TRIAL, COMPETENCE TO STAND TRIAL, GUILTY PLEAS, AND DOUBLE JEOPARDY ARE COVERED. THE THIRD SECTION CONCERNS TRIAL PROCEDURES, AND DEALS WITH THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL, RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL, JURY SELECTION, AND CONTROL OF THE JURY. FURTHER TOPICS ARE THE CONDUCT OF THE TRIAL JUDGE, PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT AT TRIAL, PRIVILEGE AGAINST SELF-INCRIMINATION, AND SIXTH AMENDMENT ISSUES AT TRIAL. THE FOURTH SECTION RELATES TO SENTENCING, PAROLE, AND PROBATION, WHILE THE FIFTH IS DEVOTED TO REVIEW PROCEDURES (E.G., MANDAMUS, APPEAL, HABEAS CORPUS FOR FEDERAL PRISONERS, HABEAS RELIEF FOR STATE PRISONERS. FINALLY, VARIOUS ASPECTS OF PRISONER'S RIGHTS, INCLUDING DUE PROCESS, ARE EXAMINED. A CASE INDEX, SUBDIVIDED INTO SUPREME COURT AND APPELLATE COURT CASES, IS APPENDED, WITH REFERENCE TO BOTH THE TEXT AND THE EXTENSIVE FOOTNOTES INCLUDED IN THE TEXT.
Index Term(s): Appellate courts; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Judicial decisions; Judicial review; Police discretion; Pretrial procedures; Prisoner's rights; Sentencing/Sanctions; Trial procedures; US Supreme Court
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=66979

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.