- ISBN: 9781543846072 | 1543846076
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 1/31/2022
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Written in a student-friendly manner, the fourth edition ofCriminal Procedure: Investigationeschews excessive reliance on rhetorical questions and law review excerpts in favor of comprehensive exploration of black letter law and current policy issues. Authored by a pair of well-respected criminal and constitutional law scholars, Criminal Procedure: Investigation utilizes a chronological approach that guides students through criminal procedure doctrine, from rules governing searches and seizures to the right to counsel. In addition to presenting the perspectives from various stakeholders (e.g. prosecutors, defense counsel, judges, police, and victims), the authors take care to provide students with useful, practice-oriented materials, including pleadings and motions papers. Criminal Procedure: Investigation not only employs a systemic approach that takes students through each step of criminal investigation, but also introduces issues at the forefront of modern criminal procedure debates.
New to the Fourth Edition:
- The Fourth Edition has been thoroughly updated to provide analysis of important, recent decisions in the area of Criminal Procedure, including several decisions from the Supreme Court’s most recent terms and discussion of policy issues at the forefront of criminal law.
- New sections on excessive police force and on damage remedies for Fourth Amendment violations
- New cases include Carpenter v. United States (application of the Fourth Amendment to cellular location information); Torres v. Madrid (what is a seizure); Virginia v. Collins (automobile exception to the Fourth Amendment); United States v. Byrd (exclusionary rule case about the ability of an unauthorized driver of a rental car to challenge a police search); and Kansas v. Glover (reasonable suspicion for a car stop)
Professors and student will benefit from:
- Straightforward writing style and dynamic text
- Clear and not cluttered with law reviews excerpts
- Relies on cases and author essays rather than excerpts and rhetoric questions
- Presents thoughtfully edited principal and note cases
- Intuitive organization and chronological presentation
- Presents topics in easy-to-understand approach from investigation to prosecution to post-conviction relief
- Approachable organization based on common progression through criminal justice system
- Systematic and cohesive presentation of topics
- Explores underlying policy before heading into doctrinal specifics
- Practice-oriented features
- Discussion of important, modern criminal procedure issues
- Useful examples for future and current criminal law practitioner