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Constitutional Rights: Myths and Realities 1st Edition

Christopher E. Smith

  • Published
  • 272 Pages

Overview

Written in an accessible and provocative style, this text illuminates the reality of constitutional rights by examining and unmasking commonly held beliefs about legal protections for individuals in the criminal justice system.

Christopher E. Smith, Michigan State University

Christopher E. Smith is Professor of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University (MSU). He earned degrees at Harvard University, the University of Bristol (England), the University of Tennessee, and the University of Connecticut. Trained as a lawyer and social scientist, he is the author of 25 books and more than 120 scholarly articles on law, courts, and criminal justice policy. He has been recognized as an outstanding teacher with MSU's "Teacher-Scholar Award" and "Social Science Alumni Association Outstanding Teaching Award." His other books with Cengage Learning include CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, 9th Edition, LAW AND CONTEMPORARY CORRECTIONS, CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: MYTHS AND REALITIES, and CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.
1. The Image of Rights.
2. The Definition of Constitutional Rights.
3. The Implementation of Constitutional Rights.
4. The First Amendment.
5. The Fourth Amendment.
6. The Fifth Amendment.
7. The Sixth Amendment.
8. The Eighth Amendment.
9. The Fourteenth Amendment.
10. Constitutional Rights and the War on Terrorism.
11. Constitutional Rights in Criminal Justice: Illusions and Complexities.