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Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice

15th Edition

By Jacqueline R. Kanovitz, Jefferson L. Ingram, Christopher J. Devine


876 pages | 1 Color Illus. | 1 B/W Illus.

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Criminal justice professionals often do not receive the training they need to recognize constitutional principles that apply to their everyday work. Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice offers a way to solve this problem by providing a comprehensive, well-organized, and up-to-date analysis of constitutional issues that affect criminal justice professionals. Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice makes complex concepts accessible to students at all levels of criminal justice education. The chapters begin with an outline and end with a summary. Key terms and concepts are defined in the glossary. Tables, figures, and charts are used to synthesize and simplify information. The result is an incomparably clear, student-friendly textbook that has remained a leader in criminal justice education for 50 years.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: History, Structure, and Content of the United States Constitution

Chapter 2: Freedom of Speech

Chapter 3: Authority to Detain and Arrest; Use of Force

Chapter 4: Search and Seizure

Chapter 5: Laws Governing Police Surveillance

Chapter 6: Interrogations and Confessions

Chapter 7: Compulsory Self-Incrimination

Chapter 8: Right to Counsel

Chapter 9: Trial and Punishment

Chapter 10: Constitutional Rights and Liabilities in the Workplace


Judicial Decisions and Statutes Relating to Part I

About the Authors

Jacqueline R. Kanovitz most recently was an Emeritus Professor at the Brandeis School of Law, where she taught for 30 years and served as Associate Dean for Student Affairs. She also taught at other law schools. She held a J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Louisville School of Law. She was the recipient of numerous awards for teaching and writing excellence and co-authored this textbook from its first edition in 1968 until her death in 2017.

Jefferson L. Ingram holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Dayton. He has a B.S. in secondary education, an M.A. in history, and a Juris Doctor. He is a member of the Ohio Bar, the Florida Bar, the Bar of the federal courts for the Southern District of Ohio, and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Christopher J. Devine is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Dayton. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science at The Ohio State University, and his B.A. in Government and English at Connecticut College. He has published research on the U.S. presidency and vice presidency, political parties, ideology, and voting behavior. He teaches courses on these topics, as well as constitutional law, at the University of Dayton.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology