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Criminal Procedures: Cases Statutes &…

Criminal Procedures: Cases Statutes & Executive Materials, 4th Edition…

by Marc L. Miller

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0735507201, Hardcover)

Criminal Procedures: Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials, Fourth Edition, is noted for its comprehensive coverage, its excellent selection and editing of cases and other materials, and its extremely helpful notes and introductory materials. Offering traditional coverage and organization, this respected casebook also explores the interaction between the U.S. Supreme Court and other institutional actors.

In the new edition, the authors retain the vitality and contemporary approach of Criminal Procedures: Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials with an updated selection of cases and statutes and expanded discussions of timely topics.

Known for its special focus on "teachable chunks" and its engaging writing style, this casebook offers:

A rich selection of materials from multiple institutions, including primary materials from U.S. Supreme Court cases, state high court cases, state and federal statutes, rules of procedure, and police and prosecutorial policies as well as materials from social science studies, that highlight procedural variety, focus on real process topics, provide the political context, and consider the impact of procedures on the various parties involved. Cases that are chosen for their contemporary accuracy and appeal, paired with essential cases of historical value. The scholarly expertise and experience of the authors, which is especially reflected in the Criminal Procedure II materials, including coverage of prosecutorial charging, plea bargaining, and sentencing. The authors' summary of the majority and minority views of the states as well as the federal view for each topic. The frequent use of Problems to give the instructor options for applying concepts and doctrines in realistic practice settings. The highly accessible authors provide valuable support for both students and teachers: The excellent TM retains chapter overviews, suggestions for pacing, teaching strategies, answers to questions posed in casebook problems, and sample syllabi A password-protected website for teachers provides an electronic version of the TM and teaching materials, including suggested examination materials. A separate website for students, provides practice problems, topics to explore in further depth, sample exams, articles, and a virtual library of policies and other materials to illustrate casebook themes.

New to the Fourth Edition:

Expanded coverage of the impact of race on criminal law enforcement. Emphasis on the interaction of criminal procedure and immigration enforcement ;including treatment of Arizona's immigration initiative. Reorganized and expanded coverage of plea negotiations and guilty pleas. Streamlined coverage of wiretapping and technology issues. An adept integration of the casebook with the internet-based materials through regular notes that direct students to the student website for further reading and practice.

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