Criminal Procedure Theory and Practice
Criminal Procedure: Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition, presents a broad overview of criminal procedure as well as a detailed analysis of specific areas of the law that require specialized consideration. The third edition provides students with an updated, comprehensive text written in reader-friendly language to introduce them to the field of criminal procedure.
Significant edited legal cases are integrated into each chapter, and comments, notes, and questions accompany each case. This edition features a new chapter covering searches of Internet-connected devices and electronic devices that may store personally connected data. The chapter “The Internet of Things” introduces search and seizure concepts related to electronics. In addition, a section at the conclusion of each chapter, “How Would You Decide,” allows readers to examine the facts of a real case that contain some of the important concepts form each chapter. The reader can compare the individual's personal resolution of the case with the way the actual court determined the issue. Using a balanced text/case format, the author provides an overview of general criminal procedure as well as guidance for law enforcement actions that honor constitutional protections and comport with the rule of law. Instructor support material prepared by the author is available on our website, including lecture slides and instructor’s manual with test bank, as well as online updates on new case law in the area of criminal procedure.
This textbook is ideal for all criminal justice programs in both four-year and two-year schools, especially those preparing future police officers, as well as a reference for law students and attorneys.
Chapter 1. Introduction to the Constitutional and Legal Process
Chapter 2. Basic Fourth Amendment Principles and the Exclusionary Rule
Chapter 3. The Concept of Stop and Frisk
Chapter 4. Arrest and Seizure of the Person
Chapter 5. Miranda Principles: Fifth and Sixth Amendment Influences on Police Practice
Chapter 6. Obtaining and Using Search Warrants: Practice, Execution, and Return
Chapter 7. Searches and Seizures: Houses, Places, Persons, and Vehicles
Chapter 8. The Internet of Things: Searches of Computers, Cell Phones, and Other Smart Devices
Chapter 9. Searches of Open Fields and Abandoned Property
Chapter 10. Special Needs Searches
Chapter 11. Confession and the Privilege Against Self-Incrimination
Chapter 12. Pretrial Criminal Process: Pretrial Motions, Identification Process, Preliminary Hearing, Bail, Right to Counsel, Speedy Trial, and Double Jeopardy
Chapter 13. Trial Procedure and Legal Rights
Chapter 14. Appellate Practice and Other Post-trial Remedies
A: The Constitution of the United States
B: The Bill of Rights and Other Amendments to the Constitution
Index of Cases
"I appreciate the author providing a historical context for not only the Bill of Rights but the distinction between federal and state applications of those rights, particularly the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments. I find that if my students understand the rationale for the establishment of rights, the ‘why,’ their understanding of all that follows is enhanced."
Chris Carmean, JD, Program Director, Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice, Houston Community College & Peace Officer Training Academy