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Unrivaled in its simplicity and skill-building pedagogy, Harr, Hess, Orthmann, and Kingsbury's text thoroughly explains the complexities of the U.S. Constitution and the criminal justice system. The text avoids "legalese" and is packed with real-world examples. Its pedagogical framework helps readers develop a solid understanding of key issues and concepts, and more than 200 plainly written, summarized cases introduce pertinent cases in a non-intimidating manner. The text devotes considerable time to the Fourth and Fifth Amendments, exploring their application to such issues as reasonable search and seizure, double jeopardy, and testifying against oneself. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, 7th Edition includes expanded discussions of the First and Second Amendments as well as cutting-edge coverage of immigration, terrorism and homeland security, electronic surveillance and the use of drones, use of force, and searches of cell phones and other digital evidence. What’s more, the MindTap® that accompanies this text helps students practice and master techniques and key concepts while engaging them with career-based decision-making scenarios, visual summaries, and more.
- Cutting-Edge Coverage: This edition presents expanded discussions of the First and Second Amendments as well as in-depth coverage of such high-profile topics as immigration, terrorism and homeland security, electronic surveillance and the use of drones, use of force, searches of cell phones and other digital evidence, and many others.
- Real-World Examples: "In the News" boxes have been updated with current, cutting-edge news stories that highlight and illuminate chapter content.
- Learning Objectives Integration: Every chapter begins with a numbered list of concrete learning objectives that prepare students for the key concepts they will learn. Each objective corresponds to numbered boxes within the chapter that summarize and reinforce those concepts. In addition, each question in the accompanying Test Bank is tied to a learning objective.
- While other constitutional law texts tend to be either government-oriented (for political science courses) or casebooks (for pre-law courses), this text's unique approach -- featuring a pedagogical framework for concept mastery, diverse real-world examples, and succinct case summaries written in plain English -- places it in a category by itself.
- "Case in Brief" boxes present concise summaries of relevant case law so as to avoid overwhelming students.
- "In the News" boxes use recent headline cases to vividly illustrate chapter material.
- "Constitutional Law in Action" features offer additional examples of key chapter concepts in practice -- including proper and improper police actions and the results -- and conclude with debate questions to stimulate critical thinking and class discussion.
- "Myth/Fact" boxes help dispel some popular misconceptions regarding constitutional issues as they relate to contemporary policing in the United States.
- The authors' signature four-point learning system helps students master chapter concepts. Numbered learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter outline what students will learn as they read, while Key Terms lists provide essential words students need to know to understand the chapter material. Numbered boxes throughout each chapter repeat the learning objectives and summarize the related concepts. In addition, end-of-chapter material includes a summary and discussion questions that further reinforce key concepts and encourage students to critically examine them.
2. An Overview of the U.S. Legal System.
3. The U.S. Supreme Court: The Final Word.
4. Equal Protection under the Law: Balancing Individual, State, and Federal Rights.
5. The First Amendment: Basic Freedoms.
6. The Second Amendment: The Gun Control Controversy.
7. The Fourth Amendment: An Overview of Constitutional Searches and Seizures.
8. Conducting Constitutional Seizures.
9. Conducting Constitutional Searches.
10. The Fifth Amendment: Obtaining Information Legally.
11. The Sixth Amendment: Right to Counsel and a Fair Trial.
12. The Eighth Amendment: Bail, Fines, and Punishment.
13. The Remaining Amendments and a Return to the Constitution.
Appendix A: The U.S. Constitution and Amendments.
Appendix B: Reading Legal Citations.
Appendix C: Briefs of Marbury and Miranda.
Appendix D: Shepardizing a Case.
Appendix E: Legal Research.
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Test Bank (Microsoft Word)
Organize your course and capture your students' attention with the resources found in the Test Bank, including multiple-choice, true/false, short-answer, and essay questions for each chapter of the text -- most with answers and page references.
Online Instructor's Manual
This detailed manual provides sample syllabi, course guidelines, in-class exercises, and chapter objectives to assist instructors in teaching the course.
Online PowerPoint® Lectures with Art
These vibrant Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook.
Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to: import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.