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Constitutional Law for the Criminal Justice Professional

1st Edition

By Carl J. Franklin

CRC Press

346 pages

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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

Case Listings


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Government & Business
LAW / Criminal Law / General