Criminal Procedure, 8th Edition

  • Joel Samaha University of Minnesota
  • ISBN-10: 0495913359
  • ISBN-13: 9780495913351
  • 624 Pages Hardcover 
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2008, 2005
  • © 2012 | Published
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About The Solution

Overview

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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Features/Benefits

  • Chapter 1, “Criminal Procedure: The Big Picture”, includes a thorough section on briefing cases that equips students with an effective framework for analyzing cases as they review them.
  • Going well beyond the words in the principles, doctrines, and rules of criminal procedure examined in the text, Case Excerpts teach students to understand concepts by applying them to the facts of specific cases. Questions following each excerpt test students’ knowledge and understanding of the principles, doctrines, and reasoning presented in that excerpt. Case Questions prompt students to evaluate, criticize, and propose alternatives to the parties’ arguments and the decisions of the court as presented in the case excerpt.
  • Providing students with an excellent overview, Samaha’s classical perspective illustrates how the constitutional principles of criminal procedure have endured for centuries--even while courts and legislatures adapt them to meet society’s ever-changing needs.

What's New

  • NEW! Providing maximum learning reinforcement, each chapter now begins with numbered learning objectives that are carefully matched to end-of-chapter summary sections and linked to corresponding quiz or test items in the accompanying Test Bank, and Companion Web Site.
  • NEW! Reflecting the latest changes and developments in the law, extensive case updates have been added in such key areas as electronic surveillance, traffic stops/frisks, interview/interrogation, DNA evidence, sentencing, plea bargains, terrorism, and more. Interesting and insightful, these additions more clearly apply the law to the facts.
  • NEW! New “Ethical Issue” boxes in every chapter put students in the role of decision maker, challenging them to apply the legal concepts presented in the chapter to real-world situations. Working through ethical dilemmas now helps students build a solid foundation that will serve them well wherever their career paths may lead.
  • NEW! “White Collar Crime: The Other World of Criminal Procedure” boxes in most chapters keep students on the cutting edge, presenting real-world criminal law issues from this increasingly high-profile area that is overlooked in other Criminal Procedure texts (which focus exclusively on traditional “street” crime).

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Table of Contents

Preface.
1. Criminal Procedure: The Big Picture.
2. The Constitution and Criminal Procedure.
3. Searches and Seizures.
4. Stop and Frisk.
5. Seizures of Persons: Arrest.
6. Searches for Evidence.
7. Special-Needs Searches.
8. Police Interrogation and Confessions.
9. Identification Procedures.
10. Constitutional Violations: Exclusionary Rule and Entrapment.
11. Constitutional Violations: Other Remedies against Government Misconduct.
12. Starting Court Proceedings.
13. Pretrial, Trial, and Conviction.
14. After Conviction.
15. Criminal Procedure in Crisis Times.
Appendix: 1st, 8th, and 14th Amendments of the Constitution of the United States.
Glossary.
Table of Cases.
Index.

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Key Cases, Comments, and Questions on Substantive Criminal Law  (ISBN-10: 0534522955 | ISBN-13: 9780534522957)

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Meet the Author

About the Author

Joel Samaha

Joel Samaha is Professor of History and Sociology at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, The Supreme Court and the Constitution, and a special joint Sociology/History Department course entitled Is There a Wartime Exception to the Bill of Rights? He received his B.A., J.D., and Ph.D. from Northwestern University and studied under the late 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, and was named Distinguished Teacher in 1974. 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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