Procedures in the Justice System

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Cliff Roberson / Harvey Wallace  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
11
Language
English
Total pages
384
Pub.-date
December 2014
ISBN13
9780133591170
ISBN
0133591174
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Description

For courses in criminal procedure

 

From Arrest to Sentencing: A Comprehensive Guide to Criminal Justice Procedures

Procedures in the Justice System presents the judicial procedures and related issues involved in criminal cases from arrest to conviction and sentencing. Real cases are used throughout to illuminate key points. Down-to-earth examples, illustrations, and court documents help make students grasp the application of key concepts and practice. The Eleventh Edition has been updated throughout and expanded to include new chapters on police and citizen encounters and interrogation procedures.

Features

Hallmark Features:

  • Easy to understand. Legal rules of procedure are presented in language that is easy to understand, and material proceeds logically from the time of arrest through the sentencing of the criminal offender, allowing instructors to focus class time on important discussions, rather than clarifying material in the text.
  • Offers a balanced approach. The text examines the role that each member plays in the judicial process–from law enforcement agencies to courts to correctional departments.
    • Students gain a balanced perspective on criminal procedures and the role that every member must play to achieve, through teamwork, law and order for all.
  • Provides practical knowledge. Examples and documents from real court cases are provided throughout the text to give students  an understanding of the practical workings of the courts and an idea of what actual documents look like.
  • Gets students engaged. Discussions of recent and well-known court decisions involving criminal justice issues keep students interested in the material, and motivated by presenting material in an interesting way.
    • Case Law sections in each chapter provide summaries and excerpts of recent court decisions.
    • Discussions on what constitutes justice, rule of law, concepts of law, classifications of law, and theories of law keep students engaged.

 

NEW! To provide the most current coverage available, new coverage includes:

 

  • NEW! Two new chapters, Chapter 4, dealing with street encounters between the police and citizens, and Chapter 5, dealing with the law of interrogations, have been added.
  • NEW! Discussion on the roles of prosecutors and state attorneys has been added.
  • NEW! Material asking the students how they would rule on a contested issue has been added.
  • NEW! Discussions on the primary duty of a prosecutor have been added.
  • NEW! Discussions on the search of an arrestee have been added.
  • NEW! An expanded discussion on frisking for weapons has been added.
  • NEW! Expanded discussions on self-incrimination and interrogations have been added.
  • NEW! Expanded discussions on pretrial procedures in the criminal justice system have been added.
  • NEW! Expanded discussions on trial procedures have been added.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New to this Edition

To provide the most current coverage available, new coverage includes:

 

  • Two new chapters, Chapter 4, dealing with street encounters between the police and citizens, and Chapter 5, dealing with the law of interrogations, have been added.
  • Discussion on the roles of prosecutors and state attorneys has been added.
  • Material asking the students how they would rule on a contested issue has been added.
  • Discussions on the primary duty of a prosecutor have been added.
  • Discussions on the search of an arrestee have been added.
  • An expanded discussion on frisking for weapons has been added.
  • Expanded discussions on self-incrimination and interrogations have been added.
  • Expanded discussions on pretrial procedures in the criminal justice system have been added.
  • Expanded discussions on trial procedures have been added.

Table of Contents

Brief Contents

Preface

1. An Introduction to the Justice System

2. Search and Seizure

3. Arrest and Custody

4. Law Enforcement and the Citizen on the Street

5. Privilege Against Compulsory

6. Charging and Initial Appearance

7. Assistance of Counsel

8. Pretrial Motions, Hearings, and Plea

9. Courtroom Evidence

10. Jury

11. Trial Procedure

12. Deliberation of the Jury and the Verdict

13. Sentencing and Appeals

14. Collateral Proceedings and Writs

Appendix A: Outline of Trial Procedure

Appendix B: Motion for the Production and Inspection of Evidence and Information That May Lead to Evidence

Glossary

INDEX

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Author

Cliff Roberson LLM, Ph.D. is an Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice at Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas and a retired Professor of Criminology at California State University, Fresno, California. He has authored or co-authored over 60 books and texts on legal subjects. His previous academic experiences include Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Arkansas Tech University; Dean of Arts and Sciences, University of Houston, Victoria; Director of Programs, National College of District Attorneys; Professor of Criminology and Director of Justice Center, California State University, Fresno; and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, St. Edwards University. Dr. Roberson’s non-academic experience includes U.S. Marine Corps service as an infantry officer, trial and defense counsel and military judge as a marine judge advocate; and Director of the Military Law Branch, U.S. Marine Corps. Other legal employment experiences include Trial Supervisor, Office of State Counsel for Offenders, Texas Board of Criminal Justice and judge pro-tem in the California courts. Cliff is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Military Appeals, U.S. Tax Court, Federal Courts in California and Texas, Supreme Court of Texas and Supreme Court of California. Educational background includes: Ph.D. in Human Behavior, U.S. International University; L.L.M., in Criminal Law, Criminology, and Psychiatry, George Washington University; J.D. American University; B.A. in Political Science, University of Missouri; and one year of post-graduate study at the University of Virginia School of Law.

 

Harvey Wallace, who died in 2007, was a professor and chair of the criminology department at California State University, Fresno, California. He also served as the academic coordinator for the U.S. Department of Justice, National Victim Assistance Academy in Washington, DC. Professor Wallace had a JD and was the former City Attorney for Fresno, California and County Counsel for Butte County, California. He also served as a deputy district attorney for San Diego County, California. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He has written and published numerous articles in academic and professional journals and eight textbooks in the social sciences and criminal justice field. He was noted for his work with victims and victim assistance programs.