1st Edition

Constitutional Law for the Criminal Justice Professional

ISBN 9780849311550
Published March 16, 1999 by Routledge
346 Pages

USD $160.00

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Book Description

Written in a simple, straightforward manner, this book will help today's criminal justice student better understand con law issues as well as the complicated development of constitutional rights and law. In its simple, easy to understand format, this book is a must for both current criminal justice professionals and students studying to enter the profession.
Constitutional Law for the Criminal Justice Professional covers search and seizure, arrest and civil rights as well as the judiciary, first amendment, due process and the judicial system.
By an author with more than ten years experience as a police officer, another seven years as an attorney (both prosecuting and defending criminal cases), and more than seven years teaching law, this book is a valuable source of knowledge and understanding. It helps today's criminal justice student and professional be better prepared for tomorrow's needs.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Constitutional Law
Why is the Constitution So Important?
A Brief History of the U.S. Constitution
Article III-The Judiciary
Organization of the Courts
Judicial Power
Judicial Review
First Amendment-Religion and Expression
Religion: An Overview
Freedom of Expression: Speech and Press
Rights of Assembly and Petition
Fourth Amendment-Search and Seizure
History and Application of the Fourth Amendment
Arrests and Other Detentions
Searches and Seizures Pursuant to Warrant
Execution of Warrants
Warrantless Searches and Exceptions to the Warrant Requirements
Electronic Surveillance Under the Fourth Amendment
Enforcing the Fourth Amendment
Fifth Amendment-Rights of Persons
Indictment by Grand Jury
Double Jeopardy
Self-Incrimination:From Voluntariness Standard to Miranda
Due Process Under the Fifth Amendment
Sixth Amendment-Rights of Accused in Criminal Prosecutions
Speedy Public Trial
Right to Trial by Impartial Jury
Right of Notification and Confrontation
Assistance of Counsel
Eighth Amendment-Further Guarantees in Criminal Cases
Excessive Bail
Cruel and unusual Punishments
Other Issues Under the Eighth Amendment
Fourteenth Amendment-Due Process and Equal Protection
Due Process of Law
Procedural Due Process
Appendix A: The Constitution of the United States of America
Appendix B: Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America
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