Edition: 4th 2011 (Revised)
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Description: Highly regarded for its engaging writing style, as well as its comprehensivecoverage, Criminal Procedures: Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials,Third Edition, continues to offer a first-rate selection of well-editedcases and materials accompanied by exceptionally helpful notes andintroductory materials.Among the features that have made this casebook successful with studentsand instructors alike:utilizes traditional organization and coverage while demonstrating theprogression from classic federal cases to significant state casesalong with the essential cases of historical value, the authors include caseschosen for their contemporary accuracy and appeal and meticulously edit themand accompanying materials with a special focus on "teachable chunks"a rich selection of materials from diverse institutions — including primarymaterials from U.S. Supreme Court cases, state high court cases, statutes,rules of procedure, and police and prosecutorial policies as well as fromsocial science studies — highlight procedural variety, focus on real processtopics, provide the political context, and consider the impact of procedureson the various parties involvedthe scholarly expertise of the authors, especially reflected in the CriminalProcedure II materials, including coverage of prosecutorial charging, pleabargaining, and sentencingfor each topic the authors summarize the majority and minority views of thestates as well as the federal viewThe authors are highly accessible, and they provide:an outstanding Teacher's Manual with chapter overviews, suggestions forpacing, teaching strategies, and sample syllabia password-protected website for teachers,www.crimpro.net providing an electronic version of the teacher's manualand other teaching materialsa separate website for students,www.crimpro.com, providing practice problems, sample exams, articles, anda virtual libraryFully updated, the Third Edition presents:greater emphasis on the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in many areas ofcriminal procedure (e.g., in regulating police practices in investigation andarrest), and includes nearly twice as many Supreme Court cases in Part Iupdated surveys of state law tendencies, particularly the surveys contained inthe well-received majority position notescurrent, appropriate examples illustrating statutes that have been amendedsince the last editionnew material on the impact of the War on Terrorism on criminal prosecutionsexpanded coverage of immigration issues