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Criminal Law and Procedure, 8th Edition

  • Judge John M. Scheb
  • John M. Scheb, II, Ph.D. Professor of Political Science, University of Tennessee
  • ISBN-10: 1285070119  |  ISBN-13: 9781285070117
  • 832 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2005
  • © 2014 | Published
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CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE offers intriguing cases, critical developments, and a broad coverage of law and procedures. This eighth edition discusses recent Supreme Court decisions and headline cases, as well as important updates to criminal laws and statutes in the post-9/11 world, including white-collar crime, cybercrime, terrorism, standards of proof, the PATRIOT Act, and much more. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features and Benefits

  • Each chapter features numbered learning objectives that correspond to extensive end-of-chapter summary sections, providing maximum learning reinforcement.
  • A list of key terms in each chapter provides students with specific goals, a clear structure, and a useful context for concepts covered.
  • The accompanying Test Bank and Companion Website include links to test and quiz items.
  • Side bar features direct students to information on where and how they can locate recent law and Supreme Court developments, how to brief cases, and also provide explanations of interesting cases that illustrate key issues.
  • The "Legal Foundations of Criminal Justice" section provides students with a clear and concise background on the basic concepts, terminologies, and actors in the criminal process.

Table of Contents

1. Fundamentals of Criminal Law and Procedure.
2. Organization of the CJ System.
3. Constitutional Limitations on the Prohibition of Criminal Conduct.
4. Elements of Crime and Parties to Crimes.
5. Inchoate Offenses.
6. Homicidal Offenses.
7. Other Offenses against Persons.
8. Property Crimes.
9. White Collar and Organized Crime.
10. Vice Crimes.
11. Offenses against Public Health and the Environment.
12. Offenses against Public Order, Safety, and National Security.
13. Offenses against Justice and Public Administration.
14. Criminal Responsibility and Defenses.
15. Search and Seizure.
16. Arrest, Interrogation, and Identification Procedures.
17. The Pretrial Process.
18. The Criminal Trial.
19. Sentencing and Punishment.
20. Appeal and Postconviction Relief.

What's New

  • The eighth edition offers new information on Supreme Court decisions, securities fraud, terrorism, standards of proof, WMD/The PATRIOT Act, immigration law, and other timely topics.
  • There are several new pedagogical features for this edition, including chapter-opening vignettes designed to spark the reader's interest and provide context for what the chapter will cover; and shaded boxes labeled "Jurisprudence" that offer summaries of important Supreme Court decisions pertaining to specific issues of criminal law and procedure. In addition, key terms are now defined in the margin for easier student learning, and a listing of all of the key cases covered in that chapter is provided as well.
  • "Substantive Criminal Law" sections survey the substantive criminal law from its common-law sources to its modern statutory development.
  • "Law Enforcement and Criminal Procedure" sections examine law enforcement and criminal procedure.
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Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1285073967 | ISBN-13: 9781285073965)

The manual includes learning objectives, key terms, a detailed chapter outline, a chapter summary, discussion topics, media suggestions, and a newly expanded Test Bank. Each chapter's Test Bank contains questions in multiple-choice, true false, fill-in-the-blank, scenario-based questions, and essay formats, with a full answer key. The Test Bank is coded to the learning objectives that appear in the main text and includes the page numbers in the main text where the answers can be found. Finally, each question in the Test Bank has been carefully reviewed by experienced criminal justice instructors for quality, accuracy, and content coverage. Our Instructor Approved seal, which appears on the front cover, is our assurance that you are working with an assessment and grading resource of the highest caliber.

Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495595233 | ISBN-13: 9780495595236)

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Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495595233 | ISBN-13: 9780495595236)

The Careers in Criminal Justice Website offers extensive career profiling information and self-assessment testing is designed to help you investigate and focus on the criminal justice career choices. This resourceful website includes over 70 Career Profiles and more than 25 video interviews with links and tools to assist you in finding a professional position. It also features a career rolodex, interest assessments, and a career planner with sample résumés, letters, interview questions, and more.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Judge John M. Scheb

John M. Scheb was born in Orlando, Florida, in 1926. He entered the practice of law in 1950. He served as associate municipal judge in Sarasota, Florida, from 1957 to 1959. From 1959 to 1970, he served as City Attorney for the city of Sarasota. In 1974, he was appointed to the Florida District Court of Appeal, second district, a position he held until his retirement in 1992. Judge Scheb holds the B.A. from Florida Southern College, the J.D. from the University of Florida, and the LL.M. from the University of Virginia.

John M. Scheb, II, Ph.D.

John M. Scheb, II attended the University of Florida, where he received a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in political science. He is now Professor and Head of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he specializes in public law, courts, and the judicial process. Professor Scheb has authored numerous articles in professional journals and is coauthor of several other textbooks, including: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM, 3rd Edition (Wolters Kluwer, 2013), LAW AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS (Thomson/Wadsworth, 2005), and AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, 6th Edition (Wadsworth/Cengage, 2014).