Constitutional Law and the Criminal Justice System

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Cengage Learning, Jun 20, 2011 - Education - 528 pages
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Unrivaled in its simplicity and skill-building pedagogy, market-leading CONSTITIONAL LAW AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, 5e thoroughly explains the complexities of the U.S. Constitution and the criminal justice system. Extremely student friendly, the text avoids legalese and is packed with real-world illustrations. Its unique--and effective--pedagogical framework for concept mastery helps readers develop a solid understanding of key issues and concepts, while more than 200 plainly written, summarized cases introduce readers to pertinent cases in a non-intimidating manner. The text devotes considerable time to the Fourth and Fifth Amendments, exploring their application to issues relevant to criminal justice: reasonable search and seizure, double jeopardy, and testifying against oneself. In addition, the Fifth Editions cutting-edge coverage includes such high-profile topics as immigration, terrorism/homeland security, death row, and more.
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Contents

Prologue
1
A Foundation for Understanding Constitutional Law
3
The Guarantees of the Constitution Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
90
The Fourth Amendment Governing Constitutional Searches and Seizures
193
Due Process The Fifth Sixth and Eighth Amendments
321
Coming Full Circle
424
Epilogue
441
Appendix A The Declaration of Independence
444
Appendix B The United States Constitution and Amendments
447
Appendix C Marbury v Madison and Miranda v Arizona
460
Glossary
478
Case Index
486
Authors Index
489
Subject Index
491
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The late J. Scott Harr worked in various areas of the law for 30 years. He was the Chief Law Enforcement Officer and Public Safety Director for a suburb of the Twin Cities and served as a police officer for two other cities prior to that. In addition, he served as a firefighter and emergency medical technician. Licensed as a lawyer, police officer, and private investigator, he taught at Normandale Community College, Metropolitan State University, and Concordia University.

K?ren Matison Hess has co-authored eight texts on criminal justice. She is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Association of University Women, the American Correctional Association, the American Society for Industrial Security, the American Society of Criminologists, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA), and the Police Executive Research Forum. She is also a fellow and member of the foundation board of the Text and Academic Authors Association. Dr. Hess holds a Ph.D. in English and in instructional design from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in criminal justice from Pacific Western University.

Christine Hess Orthmann has been writing and researching in various aspects of criminal justice for more than 20 years. She is a co-author of numerous Cengage books, including CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, JUVENILE JUSTICE, MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, and POLICE OPERATIONS, as well as a major contributor to INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE SECURITY and CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED FIELDS: FROM INTERNSHIP TO PROMOTION. A reserve officer with the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department, she is also a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, the Text and Academic Authors Association, and the National Criminal Justice Honor Society (Alpha Phi Sigma). Orthmann holds a master of science degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati.

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