Criminal Procedure

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - Education - 624 pages
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This straightforward introduction to criminal procedure combines case excerpts with clear, detailed legal discussion and analysis to give students a solid understanding of the field. The book's longtime success can be attributed to its widely acclaimed author and his unique ability to help readers grasp the complexities of law by clearly and carefully presenting all sides of an issue. Dr. Samaha has a true passion for wanting students to understand why procedures are as they are--instead of simply memorizing them. As a result, while most Criminal Procedure texts focus exclusively on how to, Samaha combines how and why. The Eighth Edition addresses the entire criminal procedure process--from search and seizure to post-conviction sentencing and review by appellate courts--while providing extensive case updates and new or expanded coverage of such key issues as terrorism/homeland security, the USA-PATRIOT Act, searches and seizures, military tribunals, recent changes to sentencing guidelines, and more.
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Contents

Crime Control in a Constitutional Democracy
2
Criminal Procedure and the Constitution
24
The Definition of Searches and Seizures
48
Stop and Frisk
82
Seizure of Persons Arrest
138
Searches for Evidence
176
Special Needs Searches
228
SelfIncrimination
260
Court Proceedings I Before Trial
389
Court Proceedings II Trial and Conviction
440
After Conviction
472
Criminal Procedure in Crises Times
508
Appendix
552
Glossary
555
Bibliography
568
Case Index
581

Identification Procedures
300
Remedies for Constitutional Violations I The Exclusionary Rule and Entrapment
334
Constitutional Violations II Other Remedies Against Official Misconduct
363

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About the author (2011)

Joel Samaha is University Distinguished Teaching Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. He received his B.A. (History), J.D., and Ph.D. (History) from Northwestern University and studied under Sir Geoffrey Elton at Cambridge University, England. Professor Samaha was admitted to the Illinois Bar, briefly practiced law in Chicago, and then taught at UCLA. In 1971, he joined the University of Minnesota, where he served as Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice Studies for four years, taught television and radio courses in criminal justice, co-taught a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar in legal and constitutional history, was named College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Teacher in 1974, and named University Distinguished Teaching Professor in 2007. Professor Samaha's works have appeared in Historical Journal, American Journal of Legal History, Minnesota Law Review, William Mitchell Law Review, and Journal of Social History.

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