Synopses & Reviews
This straightforward introduction to criminal procedure combines case excerpts with clear, detailed legal discussion and analysis to equip readers with a solid understanding of the field. Widely acclaimed author Dr. Joel Samaha is known for his unique ability to help readers grasp the complexities of law by clearly and carefully presenting all sides of an issue. The exciting new Ninth Edition addresses the entire criminal procedure process--from search and seizure to post-conviction sentencing and review by appellate courts--while providing new or expanded coverage of such key topics as the changing political nature of the Supreme Court, forensic evidence, terrorism, enhanced interrogation, military courts, immigration law, mass domestic violence, gun control, and more.
Samaha provides criminal justice students with a comprehensive textrelated to the entire field of criminal justice and police procedure. Subjects covered include criminal procedure and the U.S.Constitution, searches and seizures, stopping and frisking, arrest, evidence searches, "special-needs" searches, self-incrimination,identification procedures, remedies for constitutional violations, including the exclusionary rule and remedies against officialmisconduct, court proceedings, sentencing, appeals, and Habeas Corpus, and criminal procedure in times of crisis.Samaha is a practicing lawyer and faculty member of the University of Minnesota.Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
1. Crime Control in a Constitutional Democracy. 2. Criminal Procedure and the Constitution. 3. The Definition of Searches and Seizures. 4. Stop and Frisk. 5. Seizure of Persons: Arrest. 6. Searches for Evidence. 7. Special Needs Searches. 8. Self-Incrimination. 9. Identification Procedures. 10. Remedies for Constitutional Violations I: The Exclusionary Rule and Entrapment. 11. Constitutional Violations II: Other Remedies Against Official Misconduct. 12. Court Proceedings I: Before Trial. 13. Court Proceedings II: Trial and Conviction. 14. After Conviction. 15. Criminal Procedure in Crises Times.