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Criminal Law and Procedure for Legal Professionals, CourseSmart eTextbook

By John Feldmeier, Frank J. Schmalleger

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Mar 22, 2011

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For courses in criminal law, criminal procedure, and law and the criminal justice system.


This text bridges the gap between theoretical presentations of criminal law and procedure and the practical realities of working in the criminal justice field. It covers the essential principles, doctrines, and rules of criminal law and procedure, carefully balancing them with numerous “In the Field” special features offering insights drawn from real-world experiences. Students will find many examples and assignments drawn from both federal and state criminal cases, as well as many features and scenarios illuminating ethical standards for criminal justice professionals. Throughout, the text provides maximum flexibility to instructors teaching a wide range of pre-law, paralegal, and criminal justice students.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Power of Criminal Law

Chapter 2 Systems, Sources, and Semantics of Criminal Law

Chapter 3 Criminal Liability and the Essence of Crime

Chapter 4 Personal Crime: Homicide, Assault, Sex Crimes, and Kidnapping

Chapter 5 Property, Theft, and Computer Crimes

Chapter 6 Public Order and Morality-Based Crimes

Chapter 7 Legal Defenses:  Justifications and Excuses

Chapter 8 Sources of Criminal Procedures

Chapter 9 The Beginnings of a Criminal Case

Chapter 10 Pretrial Procedures:  Discovery, Motions, the Exclusionary Rule, and Plea Bargaining

Chapter 11 Fourth Amendment:  Searches and Seizures

Chapter 12 Evidence From Interrogations, Identifications, and Lineups

Chapter 13 Rights to a Fair Trial:  Due Process, Speedy Trial, Juries, Assistance of Counsel, and Double Jeopardy

Chapter 14 Post Conviction Procedures:  Motions, Sentences, Appeals, and Habeas Corpus

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$75.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-254586-0