Criminal Procedure

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Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, Jul 26, 2001 - Criminal procedure - 704 pages
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Joel Samaha is the best-selling author of three major textbooks in Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminal Law, and Criminal Procedure. His success stems from his ability to present legal issues in a lucid and methodical manner. This text's success can be attributed to the author's ability to help the student grasp the complexities of the criminal justice system and the laws by presenting all sides of an issue equally. Samaha wants the students to understand why procedures are as they are instead of simply memorizing them. This is a comprehensive and legally-oriented text, focusing on the law as it is written, not solely from a layperson's point of view.

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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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