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Criminal Procedure for the Criminal Justice Professional 12th Edition

John N. Ferdico | Henry F. Fradella | Christopher Totten

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  • ISBN-10: 1305803825
  • ISBN-13: 9781305803824
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  • ISBN-10: 1305261488
  • ISBN-13: 9781305261488
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The most accurate, up-to-date, and readable criminal procedure resource available, CRIMINAL PROCEDURE FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONAL, 12TH EDITION clarifies potentially confusing and obscure legal matters using clear explanations of criminal procedure law and reasoning behind the law. The authors translate complex subject matter into straightforward guidelines and recommendations illustrated by actual cases. A practical approach makes this an ideal reference for current and future criminal justice professionals. From individual rights to arrest, search and seizure, confessions, and pretrial identifications, this best seller provides the background to understand legal rights, duties, and liabilities of law enforcement professionals.

John N. Ferdico,

John N. Ferdico holds a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and a B.A. in Sociology from Dartmouth College. He is a former Assistant Attorney General and Director of Law Enforcement Education for the State of Maine. Other books he has published are FERDICO'S CRIMINAL LAW AND JUSTICE DICTIONARY and the MAINE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER'S MANUAL. Ferdico currently writes and runs a legal publishing company in Bowdoinham, Maine.

Henry F. Fradella, Arizona State University and Member of the State Bar of Arizona

Henry F. Fradella is a Professor in and Associate Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He earned a B.A. in psychology from Clark University, both a master's in forensic science and a J.D. from The George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary justice studies from Arizona State University. In addition to having published more than 80 scholarly articles, comments, and reviews, Dr. Fradella is the author of ten other books, including two published by Wadsworth: AMERICA'S COURTS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM and CRIMINAL PROCEDURE FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONAL. Dr. Fradella has twice served as a guest editor of the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice and as the Legal Literature editor of West's Criminal Law Bulletin for four terms (Volumes 41–44). A fellow of the Western Society of Criminology, he served as the editor of the society's journal, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society from December 2013 through April 2017. He teaches a variety of courses, including criminal law, criminal procedure, courts and judicial processes, and forensic psychology.

Christopher Totten, Kennesaw State University

Christopher D. Totten has an A.B. from Princeton University, and a J.D. and LL.M. (Masters in Law) from Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the State Bar of Maryland and has worked as an attorney and client advocate at a number of law firms. He is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice (Law) at Kennesaw State University, where he teaches numerous law and criminal justice courses to undergraduate and graduate students. His scholarship spans criminal law and procedure, international crime (with a focus on adjudication), and interdisciplinary law and social science research (with a focus on courts/ jurisprudence and police attitudes). He has published in key journals such as the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, the Criminal Law Bulletin, the New Criminal Law Review, the Berkeley Journal of International Law, and the Georgetown Journal of International Law. Finally, he is the criminal law commentator for the Criminal Law Bulletin (Volumes 46–51).
  • Pedagogy helps students learn and retain core content. Features include: Key Points after each major section, tied to chapter-opening Learning Objectives; Discussion Point boxes that promote critical thinking; Criminal Procedure in Action boxes to assist students in putting concepts into practice; Supreme Court Nuggets (quotations from court opinions) to familiarize students with judicial language and to highlight authoritative definitions of terms; key terms presented in boldface type and compiled at the end of each chapter; and Review and Discussion Questions that encourage critical thinking.
  • Each chapter begins with numbered learning objectives and a brief introduction to provide students with specific goals, a clear structure, and a useful context for the concepts to be discussed.
  • The authors don't think criminal justice professionals should have to read and interpret lengthy, complicated court opinions in order to determine the powers, duties, limitations, and liabilities associated with the performance of their jobs. Consequently, the book is written in a clear and concise narrative to make it as understandable as possible.
  • Case excerpts provide authoritative statements of legal principles, explanations of the "reasons behind the rules," and examples of the application of the law to real-life scenarios.

Criminal Procedure for the Criminal Justice Professional


1. Individual Rights Under the United States Constitution.
2. Criminal Courts, Pretrial Processes, and the Exclusionary Rule. 
3. Basic Underlying Concepts: Property, Privacy, Probable Cause, and Reasonableness. 
4. Criminal Investigatory Search Warrants. 
5. Searches for Electronically Stored Information and Electronic Surveillance. 
6. Administrative and Special Needs Searches. 
7. Arrests, Searches Incident to Arrest, and Protective Sweeps. 
8. Stops and Frisks. 
9. Consent Searches. 
10. The Plain View Doctrine and Special Needs Searches.
11. Search and Seizure of Vehicles and Containers. 
12. Open Fields and Abandoned Property. 
13. Interrogations, Admissions, and Confessions. 
14. Pretrial Visual Identification Procedures. 
15. Criminal Trials, Appeals, and Postconviction Remedies. 
Select Bibliography.
Case Index.
Subject Index.

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Online Instructor's Resource Manual with Lesson Plans and Test Bank

ISBN: 9781305634947
Streamline and maximize the effectiveness of your course preparation using such resources as brief chapter outlines, chapter summaries, extensively detailed chapter lecture outlines, lecture suggestions, video suggestions, and creative lecture and teaching suggestions. This manual also contains student learning objectives, key terms, essay/discussion questions, student activities, discussion exercises, and Internet exercises.

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ISBN: 9781305277380
Helping you make your lectures more engaging while effectively reaching your visually oriented students, these handy Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides outline the chapters of the main text in a classroom-ready presentation. The PowerPoint slides are updated to reflect the content and organization of the new edition of the text.

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Cengage Learning's Criminal Justice CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. CourseMate includes an integrated eBook, glossaries, flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more--as well as Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course.


CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305277410
Cengage Learning's Criminal Justice CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including glossaries, flashcards, quizzes, and videos, and more in your Criminal Justice CourseMate.