Criminal Procedure Today: Issues and Cases

For courses in Criminal Procedure. This combination text/casebook on criminal procedure offers a welcome alternative to most of the other texts on the subject-which are either texts OR casebooks and are geared more towards attorneys than introductory-level students. Using language that is easily accessible to students, it combines both the black letter law approach and the case approach by beginning each chapter with a discussion of the law, followed by significant cases (carefully edited and abridged) in that area. Comprehensive in coverage, it explores criminal procedure in relation to the courts; the justice system; the Fourth Amendment; Fourth Amendment exceptions; interrogation, confessions, and admissions; remedies; identification; pretrial proceedings; counsel; grand jury, charging decision and speedy trial; and punishment.