Briefs of Leading Cases in Law Enforcement

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Routledge, Oct 21, 2011 - Law - 292 pages
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Briefs of Leading Cases in Law Enforcement, Eighth Edition, offers extensive updates on the leading Supreme Court cases impacting law enforcement in the United States, creating a must-have reference for police officers to stay up-to-date and have a strong understanding of the law and their function within it. All cases are briefed in a common format to allow for comparisons among cases and include facts, relevant issues, and the Court s decision and reasoning. The significance of each case is also explained, making clear its impact on citizens and law enforcement. The book provides students and practitioners with historical and social context for their role in criminal justice and the legal guidelines that should be followed in day-to-day policing activities. This edition includes eight new cases related to the exclusionary rule, stop and frisk, searches after arrest, vehicle stops and searches, cases affirming the Miranda decision, and right to counsel related to policing.

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Contents

Probable cause
1
The exclusionary rule
9
Stop and frisk
27
Arrest and other seizures of persons
43
Seizures of things
61
Searches In general
71
Searches after arrest
93
Searches with consent
103
Plain view and open fields searches
163
Lineups and other pretrial identification procedures
173
Use of force
181
Confessions and admissions
187
Confessions and admissions
213
What constitutes interrogation for Miranda purposes?
231
Right to counsel related to policing
239
Entrapment
249

Vehicle stops and searches
113
Searches of people in vehicles
139
Roadblocks
149
Electronic surveillance
155
Legal liabilities
257
Index
275
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Jeffery T. Walker is a professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, where he has taught since 1990. He currently serves as the PhD Coordinator. A past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Walker holds joint appointments with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and the University of Arkansas Medical School. His main areas of interest are social/environmental factors of crime and the study of non-linear dynamics as they relate to crime.

Rolando V. del Carmen retired in May 2011 as Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice (Law) in the College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University. He has authored numerous books and articles in various areas of law related to criminal justice. He has won all three major awards given by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and has taught numerous graduate and undergraduate classes in law and has been a mentor and friend to many of his students.

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