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NCJ Number: 77175 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Procedure in a Nutshell - Constitutional Limitations Third Edition
Author(s): J H Israel; W R LaFave
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 494
Sponsoring Agency: West Publishing Co
St Paul, MN 55164
Sale Source: West Publishing Co
610 Opperman Drive
P.O. Box 64526
St Paul, MN 55164
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This brief text is intended for use by law students to facilitate the study of criminal procedure; the Supreme Court's recent interpretation of constitutional issues is emphasized.
Abstract: Major topics addressed include the constitutionalization of criminal procedure; arrest, search, and seizure; wiretapping, electronic eavesdropping, and the use of secreet agents. Also covered are police interrogation and confessions; lineups and other pretrial identification procedures; application of the exclusionary rule; right to counsel; and raising constitutional claims. Only leading, recent, and illustrative cases are cited. Few areas of the law have undergone such significant revision over the last 20 years as has criminal procedure. The United States Supreme Court has been a key participant in making these revisions. The broad movement towards constitutionalization of criminal procedure has been reflected primarily in two doctrinal trends. These trends are the extension of the application of the Bill of Rights guarantees to the States via the 14th amendment, and the expansion of the interpretation of individual guarantees to cover additional aspects of the criminal justice process and to provide greater regulation of those aspects. The Court has been divided with regard to the priority of various procedural rights, particularly in devising remedies for violations of those rights. An index and a table of cases are included.
Index Term(s): Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Course materials; Criminal proceedings; Cross-cultural analyses; Defendants; Federal Code; Judicial decisions; Police legal limitations; Pretrial procedures; US Supreme Court
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