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Criminal Law and Procedure - 4th edition

Criminal Law and Procedure (ISBN10: 1401815596; ISBN13: 9781401815592)
ISBN13: 978-1401815592
ISBN10: 1401815596

Summary: The general principles of criminality and culpability, individual crimes; their elements and related issues are fully discussed. Procedure topics explored include defenses to criminal accusations, parties to crimes, state and federal constitutional influences, the parties to the criminal justice system, the pretrial process, trial, sentencing, appeal and collateral relief, and the procedure of search and seizure. Contemporary issues in criminal law and procedure, suc
h as terrorism and cybercrime, are also explored.

Benefits:
  • NEW! Recent developments in Fourth Amendment law are discussed, including the authority of law enforcement officers to arrest for misdemeanors, to stop, search, and seize vehicles, to use thermoimaging to detect criminal activity in private areas and to rely on anonymous tips to conduct searches
  • The level of writing challenges students without overwhelming them
  • Chapter questions and problems challenge students to review and apply what they have learned
  • A full glossary aids the reader as they encounter unfamiliar terms
  • web links highlight web sites that are related to chapter materials
  • NEW! A new section on terrorism, treason, and national security crimes has been added
  • NEW! The previous edition's discussion of racial profiling has been expanded to include a sidebar on the subject in the context of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001
  • NEW! A discussion of recent attempts by the government to regulate virtual child pornography, including an excerpt of the Supreme Court decision Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coaltion (2002)
  • NEW! The previous editions' sections on cyberstalking, identity theft and other computer crimes have been expanded
  • NEW! The previous edition's discussion of the death penalty has been expanded to include a discussion of the growing moratorium movement and the 2002 Supreme Court decision Atkins v. Virginia concerning the execution of the mentally retarded
  • NEW! A sidebar explaining the differences between Common Law and Civil Law jurisdictions has been added
  • NEW! The discussion of corporate crime has been expanded to include the recent Enron and Arthur Andersen cases
  • The inclusion of criminal cases promotes the development of case analysis skills
...show more
Summary: The general principles of criminality and culpability, individual crimes; their elements and related issues are fully discussed. Procedure topics explored include defenses to criminal accusations, parties to crimes, state and federal constitutional influences, the parties to the criminal justice system, the pretrial process, trial, sentencing, appeal and collateral relief, and the procedure of search and seizure. Contemporary issues in criminal law and procedure, such as terrorism and cybercrime, are also explored.

Benefits:
  • NEW! Recent developments in Fourth Amendment law are discussed, including the authority of law enforcement officers to arrest for misdemeanors, to stop, search, and seize vehicles, to use thermoimaging to detect criminal activity in private areas and to rely on anonymous tips to conduct searches
  • The level of writing challenges students without overwhelming them
  • Chapter questions and problems challenge students to review and apply what they have learned
  • A full glossary aids the reader as they encounter unfamiliar terms
  • web links highlight web sites that are related to chapter materials
  • NEW! A new section on terrorism, treason, and national security crimes has been added
  • NEW! The previous edition's discussion of racial profiling has been expanded to include a sidebar on the subject in the context of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001
  • NEW! A discussion of recent attempts by the government to regulate virtual child pornography, including an excerpt of the Supreme Court decision Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coaltion (2002)
  • NEW! The previous editions' sections on cyberstalking, identity theft and other computer crimes have been expanded
  • NEW! The previous edition's discussion of the death penalty has been expanded to include a discussion of the growing moratorium movement and the 2002 Supreme Court decision Atkins v. Virginia concerning the execution of the mentally retarded
  • NEW! A sidebar explaining the differences between Common Law and Civil Law jurisdictions has been added
  • NEW! The discussion of corporate crime has been expanded to include the recent Enron and Arthur Andersen cases
  • The inclusion of criminal cases promotes the development of case analysis skills
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 4TH 04
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Publisher: Delmar Learning
Year Published: 2004
International: No

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