Victims in Criminal Procedure

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Carolina Academic Press, 2006 - Law - 804 pages
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In the new and revised 2005 edition of this outstanding casebook, authors Professor Doug Beloof, Judge Paul Cassell, and victims attorney Stephen Twist review the expanding role of the crime victim in criminal procedure. Crime victims' law has been neglected in the education of law students even though it represents the single greatest “revolution” in criminal procedure in the last twenty years. The book addresses that neglect and provides lively and provocative materials about how victims fit into the contemporary criminal justice process. The casebook examines the role of the crime victim from the early stages of the criminal process (investigation and charging) through pre-trial discovery, plea bargaining, trial, and sentencing. The book includes not only recent caselaw concerning crime victims' rights, but also law review articles, victim impact statements, and other interesting materials. The authors provides the perfect set of reading materials for a full course on victims law, a seminar style discussion class, or supplemental materials for a conventional criminal procedure course. A teacher's manual will be available.

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Contents

Introduction to the Victims Role in the Criminal Process
3
Justifications for Including Victims in Criminal Procedures
19
F The Victims Rights Movement
29
Copyright

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Douglas E. Beloof is a professor of law at Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College. Paul G. Cassell is Federal District Court Judge for the District of Utah and a professor of law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah. Stephen Twist is an attorney-at-law.

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