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Cengage Advantage Books: Criminal Procedure for the Criminal Justice Professionalby John N. Ferdico
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With CRIMINAL PROCEDURE FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONAL, Eleventh Edition, you'll have everything you need to develop a comprehensive understanding of the legal rights, duties, and liabilities of criminal justice professionals. This timely book presents a uniquely practical, real-life approach to criminal procedure, which makes it an ideal reference book as you begin your career. Using clear and concise statements of criminal procedure law and understandable explanations of the reasoning behind the law, authors John N. Ferdico, Henry F. Fradella, and Christopher Totten clarify potentially confusing and obscure legal matters. Additionally, they reduce the complexity of criminal procedure law into simple, straightforward guidelines and recommendations, illustrated with interesting examples of actual cases.
About the Author
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. In addition to being co-author of CRIMINAL PROCEDURE FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONAL, 11th Edition, he is author of 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 is a Professor of Law, Criminal Justice, and Forensic Studies at California State University, Long Beach. He earned a B.A. in psychology from Clark University, both a master's in forensic science and J.D. from The George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary justice studies from Arizona State University. In addition to having published over 65 scholarly articles, comments, and reviews, Dr. Fradella is also the author of five other books, including three published by Wadsworth: CRIMINAL PROCEDURE FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONAL; KEY CASES, COMMENTS, AND QUESTIONS ON SUBSTANTIVE CRIMINAL LAW; and FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY: THE USE OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE IN CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. Dr. Fradella has served as a guest editor of the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice two times and as the Legal Literature editor of West's Criminal Law Bulletin for four terms (Volumes 41-44). He teaches a variety of courses, including criminal law, criminal procedure, courts and judicial processes, and forensic psychology. 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 assistant professor of Criminal Justice 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 police attitudes). He has published in key journals such as the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, the Criminal Law Bulletin, the Berkeley Journal of International Law, and the Georgetown Journal of International Law. He is also the Commentator/Contributing Editor for the Criminal Law Bulletin (Volumes 46-48).
Table of Contents
Part I: FRAMEWORK FOR THE STUDY OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE. 1. Individual Rights Under the United States Constitution. 2. Criminal Courts, Pretrial Processes, and the Exclusionary Rule. 3. Basic Underlying Concepts: Privacy, Probable Cause, and Reasonableness. Part II: SEARCH WARRANTS, ARRESTS, STOPS, AND FRISKS. 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. Part III: EXCEPTIONS TO THE SEARCH WARRANT REQUIREMENT. 9. Consent Searches. 10. The Plain View Doctrine. 11. Search and Seizure of Vehicles and Containers. 12. Open Fields and Abandoned Property. Part IV: INTERROGATIONS, IDENTIFICATIONS, TRIALS, AND POST-CONVICTION REMEDIES. 13. Interrogations, Admissions, and Confessions. 14. Pretrial Visual Identification Procedures. 15. Criminal Trials, Appeals, and Other Post-Conviction Remedies.
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