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Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and the Constitution, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Stephanie A. Jirard

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jul 2, 2008

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For courses in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and the Constitution.


This text combines criminal law, criminal procedure and the Constitution from a practitioner’s point of view.  Drawing on the author’s vast professional experience, it gives readers what most survey books do not, the ability to analyze criminal justice situations from a legal perspective. Discussion of the Constitution and U.S. Supreme Court decisions are integrated throughout each chapter. Edited case excerpts appear throughout and retain original court language, detailed analysis and questions to illustrate fundamental legal concepts. Building on its more effective treatment of case law, the book clearly shows the relationship between criminal law, criminal procedure the Constitution.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Constitution and Criminal Law

Chapter 2: How a Criminal Case Works Through The Courts

Chapter 3: Criminal Law and the First Amendment

Chapter 4: The Criminal Law Staples : Parties, Intent, Acts, Causation, Inchoate Crimes

Chapter 5: Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 6: Crimes Against Property

Chapter 7 : Crimes That Harm the Public

Chapter 8 : Defenses Based on Excuse

Chapter 9 : Defenses Based on Justification

Chapter 10 : Pre-trial Identification, Terry Stops and Arrests

Chapter 11 : Search and Seizure

Chapter 12 : Exceptions to the Warrant Requirement

Chapter 13 :Interrogation and Confessions

Chapter 14 : The Constitution at Trial

Chapter 15 : Sentencing and Appeals

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$74.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-501809-5