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Criminal Justice » Constitutional Criminal Procedure

AGRAN'S INVESTIGATIVE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: A LAW & ORDER CASEBOOK (2015)
Written by: Kenneth Agran Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Constitutional Criminal Procedure
Book: 216

This innovative and groundbreaking book uses episodes of the popular television show LAW & ORDER to vividly and accurately illustrate various aspects of Investigative Criminal Procedure. The companion eBook seamlessly incorporates scenes from the show, excerpts from over 200 U.S. Supreme court opinions, and "black box" summaries of the law to clarify the constitutional rules binding upon law enforcement during the investigation of crimes. In particular, the book comprehensively covers the constitutional rules governing searches and seizures, the limitations on police questioning and interrogation practices, and the doctrines regulating police identification procedures. West Academic is proud to have worked with NBCUniversal to bring this one of a kind textbook to the market.

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- A robust Teacher's Manual with valuable teaching tips, coverage suggestions for courses of various lengths, detailed notes and summaries for each case, and classroom-tested exercises.
- A companion website that includes Coursebook and Teacher's Manual updates, test bank questions and answers, and sample issue-spotter exam and answers, helpful handouts, and practice problems.

ISBN 9781628106886

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ISRAEL, KAMISAR, LAFAVE, KING, AND PRIMUS'S CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND THE CONSTITUTION, LEADING SUPREME COURT CASES AND INTRODUCTORY TEXT (2016)
Written by: Jerold H. Israel; Yale Kamisar; Wayne R. LaFave; Nancy J. King; Eve Brensike Primus Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Constitutional Criminal Procedure
Book: 157

This title is the work of nationally renowned experts on the subject of constitutional criminal procedure. It is ideally suited for a survey course designed to explore and critically examine how the U.S. Supreme Court has dealt with a wide range of highly controversial issues that arise at various stages of the criminal process. Considerable effort has been made to set forth the views of all members of the Court in landmark and important recent cases. The modest size of this volume has been attained not by collecting snippets of many opinions, but by the judicious selection of leading cases. An outstanding feature is the illuminating introductory commentary that appears throughout the book and place the selected cases in general historical and doctrinal perspective.

ISBN 9781634607544

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Criminal Justice » Corrections, Sentencing, & Death Penalty

BRANHAM'S CASES AND MATERIALS ON THE LAW AND POLICY OF SENTENCING AND CORRECTIONS, 9TH (2012)
Written by: Lynn S. Branham Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Corrections, Sentencing, & Death Penalty
Book: 461

This leading coursebook covers both sentencing and correctional law and policy. The cases, statutes, sentencing guidelines, professional standards, articles, statistics, and questions will catalyze debates on such controversial subjects as the sanctioning of drug offenders, the "enmeshed penalties" (collateral consequences) that attend a conviction, and prisoners' constitutional rights. New coverage of seminal Supreme Court cases, ABA Standards on the "Treatment of Prisoners," proposals for "restorative sentences" and sentencing advocacy from a holistic-defense perspective confirm the value of this resource on very core, and complex, areas of the law.

ISBN 9780314280015

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BRANHAM'S THE LAW AND POLICY OF SENTENCING AND CORRECTIONS IN A NUTSHELL, 10TH (2017)
Written by: Lynn S. Branham Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Corrections, Sentencing, & Death Penalty
Book: 142

An excellent reference tool, this book explores a range of sentencing-related topics, including the principal purposes of criminal sentences, restorative justice, guilty pleas and plea bargaining, rights during sentencing proceedings, sentencing factors, different ways to structure sentencing systems, community-based sentencing options, the death penalty, Eighth Amendment constraints on sentences in noncapital cases, parole release, probation and parole revocation, and enmeshed penalties (often called the "collateral consequences" of a conviction). The latter half of the book contains a helpful and illuminating overview of the constitutional rights of prisoners, the mechanics of litigating incarcerated persons' 1983 suits, and the remedies available to them.

ISBN 9781683283348

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STREIB, KAMIN, AND MARCEAU'S DEATH PENALTY IN A NUTSHELL, 5TH (2017)
Written by: Victor Streib; Sam Kamin and Justin Marceau Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Corrections, Sentencing, & Death Penalty
Book: 144

This death penalty Nutshell covers both the substantive and procedural law of capital cases, along with relevant history, jurisprudence and constitutional law. It addresses international issues, the complex role of defense counsel, systemic bias, and execution of the innocent. Statutory and case law, as well as all relevant data, are current as of mid-2016 providing a basis for broad exploration of academic and pragmatic issues for lawyers, law students and others interested in the law's most serious punishment.

ISBN 9781634603027

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Criminal Justice » Courts

MITCHELL AND KLEIN'S AMERICAN COURTS EXPLAINED: A DETAILED INTRODUCTION TO THE LEGAL PROCESS USING REAL CASES (2016)
Written by: Gregory Mitchell; David E. Klein Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Courts
Book: 326

"This is a well-written text that I believe is essential reading for any layperson who wants to understand the nuts and bolts of legal procedure. It is also essential reading for one contemplating a career as a paralegal or considering a career in law. It is easily accessible for an undergraduate audience."
Sheldon Goldman, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

American Courts Explained ("ACE") takes students on a detailed tour of American courts by following two real cases—one criminal, one civil—from the events that gave rise to them, through pre-trial proceedings, jury trials, and appeals. Along the way there are stops in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. ACE introduces readers to major debates relating to the courts: How "political" are judges? How well do different methods of selecting judges work? Do ordinary people have adequate access to lawyers? Should we trust jurors to decide complex and emotional cases? But it presents these debates in the context of actual cases so that readers can see why these debates matter to the parties, lawyers, judges, and jurors. The conviction behind this approach is that students learn best when engaged by vivid, interesting cases with details that make abstract debates and difficult legal concepts meaningful and easier to understand.

By the end of ACE, readers will find that the judicial process has been demystified. They will have a firm understanding of what litigants, lawyers and judges do, will understand the structure and procedure of American civil and criminal courts, will see the purposes served by judicial rules and procedures, and will see what effect these rules, and procedures have on the outcomes of cases. Readers will have acquired the knowledge needed to critically evaluate the legal institutions we have and proposals for changing them.

ACE can serve as a stand-alone text or as a supplement to a textbook that takes a more thematic and less detailed approach to the American judicial process. An accompanying website (amcourtsbook.com) provides teachers and students with the many legal documents discussed in ACE. These materials may be used for extended study of topics, for class exercises or assignments, or just to provide more detail on the many legal procedures and concepts discussed in ACE. This book will give students contemplating law school or a career in criminal justice a realistic understanding of what those careers would involve and a head start on the deeper study of American courts required for those career paths.

ISBN 9781634598798

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Criminal Justice » Crime and Mental Disorders

GOSSELIN'S CRIME AND MENTAL DISORDERS: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESPONSE (2017)
Written by: Denise Kindschi Gosselin Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Crime and Mental Disorders
Book: 231

The newest entry in the cutting-edge topic of Mental Illness and Crime, this practically focused and straight-forward book from Denise Kindschi Gosselin is appropriate for both graduate and undergraduate courses. Broadly addressing psychiatric disorders, it is written to bridge the gap of information between the two disciplines of criminal justice and mental health. A must-read text for any student or professional as they consider responses to issues of mental disorders. Written from the criminal justice perspective, controversies and program evaluations are presented.

Organized into five sections, Mental Illness and Crime—Part I UNDERSTANDING MENTAL ILLNESS concern the history (past and present), classifications, and introduction to the criminal justice issues on the responses to people with mental illness. Part II THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE examines the criminal justice involved encounters that occur outside of the traditional system, involving intervention, collaboration, and civil commitment. Part III CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESPONSES look at law and policy of law enforcement, the criminal court and corrections. Part IV ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION reflects recent changes to reentry and community corrections. The juvenile justice component includes the brief system responses to juveniles with mental disorders. Part V GLOBAL ISSUES stands alone as chapter 14 to remind us that we are not alone! The issues and system responses are not unique to the United States. This chapter puts us in perspective with the world around us.

Thought-provoking "crucial questions" and end of chapter review questions facilitate class discussion while "In My Experience" questions draw upon the author's career as a Massachusetts state trooper. With an Instructor's Companion Website that includes test banks and PowerPoint slides, this book is designed to engage your students and support your teaching.

ISBN 9781634604093

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Criminal Justice » Criminal Justice Organizations

POTTER AND HUMISTONíS CRIMINAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS: STRUCTURE, RELATIONSHIPS, CONTROL, AND PLANNING (2017)
Written by: Roberto H. Potter; Gail Sears Humiston Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Criminal Justice Organizations
Book: 457

Criminal Justice Organizations: Structure, Relationships, Control and Planning deals with formal government criminal justice agencies, as well as the non-governmental organizations that have become increasingly important to the delivery of criminal justice activities in the United States. The text merges organizational theory with the budding area of criminal justice theory and an organizational values approach grounded in Merton's Strain/Anomie theory to examine interorganizational issues in the operation of the criminal justice system and those organizations it affects.

The first part of the text (Structure) addresses the legal and organizational facts that make criminal justice organizations similar to, and different from, other organizational forms in the social world. The second part of the text (Relationships) uses organizational theory to examine the increasing embeddedness of criminal justice organizations in a web of broader organizational networks needed to meet the societal expectations of criminal justice organizations. The third part of the text (Control) utilizes an organizational values approach to examine the relationships among criminal justice organizations and a range of organizational types in the social ecology in which criminal justice operates. These include criminal organizations, as well as professional associations and a range of research organizations, including universities. The final portion of the text (Planning) introduces the student to the area of criminal justice informatics, the location of the most comprehensive information on US criminal justice organizations, and a range of organizational planning tools used to achieve successful interorganizational relationships in the pursuit of effective criminal justice practices.

The text is written for students, using a conversational and "plain English" approach to an area often cloaked in professional jargon. The accompanying Instructor Materials provide the Instructor with a series of PowerPoint presentations that can be adapted to meet local instructional needs, including suggestions for in-class discussions and activities. For out of class projects, a recommended original research and theory reading list is provided. There is also a quiz bank developed by the authors from which Instructors can chose questions or modify to fit their unique needs. In sum, the text is written for students; the Instructor Materials are provided for faculty.

We believe what differentiates this text from others on the market is the focus on the following items:
• The legal and organizational factors that make criminal justice organizations different from, yet similar to, other organizational forms in the social environment as organizations (e.g., not simply personnel or funding sources)
• A clear focus on the interorganizational level of organizational analysis applied to within-criminal justice agency operations, as well as with the increasing formal and informal links with non-governmental organizations in the daily operations of the criminal justice system
• A presentation and analysis of different types of organizations with which the criminal justice organizations deal in the social environment. These are separated into groups of organizations that affect and are affected by criminal justice organizations (e.g., professional associations and research organizations), social movement and revolutionary groups, as well as criminal organizations. These non-governmental groups are approached through the use of Merton's modes of adaptation applied at the organizational level.
• A focus on how other organizational forms, such as professional associations, use legal and professional techniques, such as standards, lobbying and law suits to control criminal justice organizations.
• A focus on planning activities needed to coordinate criminal justice organizational relations with other non-governmental organizations in an era of accountability and meager resources.
• A series of questions for students designed to get them thinking about the use of criminal justice and organizational theories as ways to better achieve the socially desired outcomes of the criminal justice system.
• A lack of focus on intra-organizational issues such as management and leadership, and a clear focus on the interorganizational level of analysis Ė the text is about organizations as organizations and how they relate to other organizations as organizations, not as exchanges between and among individuals.

The opinions and experiences of the authors break up the content and engage the reader. The personal tone is a nice break from a strictly academic text! - Cyndi Rickards, Drexel University

ISBN 9781634604857

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Criminal Justice » Criminal Law

COKER AND WEISBERG'S CRIMINAL LAW STORIES (2013)
Written by: Donna Coker; Robert Weisberg Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Criminal Law
Book: 147

This collection of case stories illustrates the balance, continuity, and evolution in substantive criminal law doctrine in light of the social and political contexts in which those doctrines are perennially tested. These stories focus on the pre-litigation behavior of defendants, raising important moral and cultural questions about human nature and human society and how social norms get translated into workable legal doctrines. They survey the typical variety of doctrines addressed in a standard criminal law course, elucidating the classic themes of common law jurisprudence.

ISBN 9781599414393

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DRESSLER'S AND GARVEY'S CASES AND MATERIALS ON CRIMINAL LAW, 7TH (2016)
Written by: Joshua Dressler; Stephen P. Garvey Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Criminal Law
Book: 219

This popular title, through the selection of classic and modern cases, provides an excellent tool for teaching students the common law foundations of the criminal law and modern statutory reform, including the Model Penal Code. Along the way, the casebook considers modern controversies (e.g., "shaming" punishment, capital punishment, broadening sexual assault law, self-defense by battered women, euthanasia, the role of culture in determining culpability), and creatively uses literature (e.g., examining insanity through Edgar Allen Poe's The-Tell Tale Heart) and even "brain teasers" to confront (as the Preface states) "the Big Questions . . . that philosophers, theologians, scientists, and poets, as well as lawyers, have grappled with for centuries." The Seventh Edition, as in the past, includes new cases, as well as updates in the notes that bring current issues of criminal law to the fore. The Notes and Questions, as well as the Teacher's Manual, are uniformly thoughtful and sometimes even humorous. Visit the companion site for new PowerPoint slides and other teaching materials.

ISBN 9781628102055

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LEE AND HARRIS'S CRIMINAL LAW, CASES AND MATERIALS, 3D (2014)
Written by: Cynthia Lee; Angela P. Harris Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Criminal Law
Book: 328

This text, the only criminal law coursebook authored by two progressive female law professors of color, provides the reader with both critical race and critical feminist theory perspectives on criminal law while following a traditional format. All of the usual subject areas are covered, but the book is unique in highlighting the cultural context of substantive criminal law.

The book seamlessly integrates issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation so the teacher who wishes to address such issues does not have to assign supplemental reading assignments in order to do so. The book is also very student-friendly, providing a brief doctrinal overview of the subject matter at the beginning of each chapter. The book does away with the tradition of long lists of notes and questions following the cases, a trademark feature of many older casebooks, putting this material in the Teachers Manual for the teacher to use at his or her discretion.

The third edition is fresh and innovative, referencing several ripped from the headlines controversies, including the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman and Florida's stand your ground law, the arrest of African American Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for disorderly conduct, the shooting of Larry King, a gender nonconforming teenager, by classmate Brandon McInerney and the gay panic defense, and the repeal of North Carolina's Racial Justice Act.

Additional information and teaching materials are available at Lee and Harris Criminal Law

ISBN 9780314282866

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ROBINSON'S CRIMINAL LAW CASE STUDIES, 5TH (2015)
Written by: Paul H. Robinson Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Criminal Law
Book: 148

This title makes complex criminal law issues more accessible to students by examining the facts of real-life case studies. The new edition continues the practice of adding additional cases, along with all accompanying material. Included in the text are details regarding the offender's background, the nature of the offense, all relevant facts of the case, photographs of the people and locations of the offense, and the texts of both then-governing and current statutes. This approach encourages analysis about what the law is and should be, and the aftermath of each case encourages discussion about what actually happened to the defendant and why.

ISBN 9781628101591

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ZIMRING AND HARCOURT'S CRIMINAL LAW AND THE REGULATION OF VICE, 2D (2014)
Written by: Franklin E. Zimring; Bernard E. Harcourt Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Criminal Law
Book: 149

This book creates an advanced course in substantive criminal law organized around considering whether vice behaviors--gambling, narcotics, commercial and deviate sexual practices, pornography, drinking--are the proper subjects of criminal prohibition, and, if so, with what means of enforcement and punishment. Vice behaviors have been the subject of radical changes over the past generation, making them an ideal laboratory for the study of the law reform process. The materials used include statistical data, philosophical, historical and legal scholarship as well as policy analysis.

The second edition adds new units covering the decriminalization of marijuana in two states, the federal crusade against child pornography, and the constitutional recognition of same sex marriage. A new section of the teacher's manual describes teaching strategies for both law school and criminal justice courses.

ISBN 9780314289391

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Criminal Justice » Criminal Procedure

AGRAN'S INVESTIGATIVE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: A LAW & ORDER CASEBOOK (2015)
Written by: Kenneth Agran Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Constitutional Criminal Procedure
Book: 216

This innovative and groundbreaking book uses episodes of the popular television show LAW & ORDER to vividly and accurately illustrate various aspects of Investigative Criminal Procedure. The companion eBook seamlessly incorporates scenes from the show, excerpts from over 200 U.S. Supreme court opinions, and "black box" summaries of the law to clarify the constitutional rules binding upon law enforcement during the investigation of crimes. In particular, the book comprehensively covers the constitutional rules governing searches and seizures, the limitations on police questioning and interrogation practices, and the doctrines regulating police identification procedures. West Academic is proud to have worked with NBCUniversal to bring this one of a kind textbook to the market.

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- A robust Teacher's Manual with valuable teaching tips, coverage suggestions for courses of various lengths, detailed notes and summaries for each case, and classroom-tested exercises.
- A companion website that includes Coursebook and Teacher's Manual updates, test bank questions and answers, and sample issue-spotter exam and answers, helpful handouts, and practice problems.

ISBN 9781628106886

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DRESSLER AND THOMAS' CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, PRINCIPLES, POLICIES AND PERSPECTIVES, 6TH (2017)
Written by: Joshua Dressler; George C. Thomas III Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Criminal Procedure
Book: 153

For more than fifteen years, Criminal Procedure: Principles, Policies and Perspectives (and its softcover versions, Criminal Procedure: Investigating Crime and Criminal Procedure: Prosecuting Crime), written by Joshua Dressler and George C. Thomas III, has sought to inspire students to analyze and critique constitutional and non-constitutional criminal procedure doctrine.

The book features careful case selection and editing that includes dissenting and concurring opinions when useful in understanding the law. The Notes and Questions, as well as the Teacher's Manual, are uniformly thoughtful and sometimes even humorous.

The Sixth Edition includes most of the cases and material that users have told us were successful in the past. The book continues to include "in the trenches" material that gives students an idea of what life is like inside the squad car, the interrogation room, and the courtroom. We have added new material:
- Is it a search when Franky, the drug-sniffing dog, shows up at the front door of your home?
- Does a search of a cell phone seized incident to arrest require a search warrant?
- A new case, 5-4, on when an anonymous tip can amount to "reasonable suspicion."
- Can police force an arrestee to permit a swab of the inside of his cheek to collect a DNA sample?
- Three cases on compelling drunk driving arrestees to give blood or breath samples.
- Updated judicial and statutory efforts to reform pretrial identification practices.
- Cases making plain that the double jeopardy clause, when it applies, protects absolutely.
- Case making it easier for federal habeas corpus petitioners to benefit from new constitutional rules.
- Material dealing with police use of deadly force against unarmed civilians, too often young, African-American males.
- New Notes and Questions throughout.

ISBN 9781634603164

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DRESSLER AND THOMAS' CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: INVESTIGATING CRIME, 5TH (2013)
Written by: Joshua Dressler; George C. Thomas III Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Criminal Procedure
Book: 154

This soft cover book contains a complete, unchanged reprint of Chapters 1-10 and Chapter 14 of Dressler and Thomas' Criminal Procedure: Principles, Policies and Perspectives, Fifth Edition.

ISBN 9780314279514

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DRESSLER AND THOMAS' CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: PROSECUTING CRIME, 6TH (2017)
Written by: Joshua Dressler; George C. Thomas III Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Criminal Procedure
Book: 155

This softcover book contains a complete, unchanged reprint of Chapter 1 and Chapters 11-19 of Dressler and Thomas' Criminal Procedure: Principles, Policies and Perspectives, Sixth Edition. Please see that description for more about the style and approach of this book. The pagination is the same in this softcover book as it is in the hardcover version.

ISBN 9781634603287

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ISRAEL, KAMISAR, LAFAVE, KING, AND PRIMUS'S CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND THE CONSTITUTION, LEADING SUPREME COURT CASES AND INTRODUCTORY TEXT (2016)
Written by: Jerold H. Israel; Yale Kamisar; Wayne R. LaFave; Nancy J. King; Eve Brensike Primus Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Criminal Procedure
Book: 324

This title is the work of nationally renowned experts on the subject of constitutional criminal procedure. It is ideally suited for a survey course designed to explore and critically examine how the U.S. Supreme Court has dealt with a wide range of highly controversial issues that arise at various stages of the criminal process. Considerable effort has been made to set forth the views of all members of the Court in landmark and important recent cases. The modest size of this volume has been attained not by collecting snippets of many opinions, but by the judicious selection of leading cases. An outstanding feature is the illuminating introductory commentary that appears throughout the book and place the selected cases in general historical and doctrinal perspective.

ISBN 9781634607544

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KAMISAR, LAFAVE, ISRAEL, KING, KERR, AND PRIMUS'S BASIC CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: CASES, COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS, 14TH (2015)
Written by: Yale Kamisar; Wayne R. LaFave; Jerold H. Israel; Nancy J. King; Orin S. Kerr; Eve Brensike Primus Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Criminal Procedure
Book: 160

One of the best-selling coursebooks of all time. The book includes all the material required to master the essential issues that arise in federal and state criminal investigations and prosecutions, and affords maximum flexibility to shape a course around a particular teacher's own priorities and interests. Comprehensive coverage of constitutional decisions and statutory regulation is complemented by the latest policy and scholarly debates about such subjects as the evolving regulation of government surveillance, computer and cell phone searches, eyewitness identification, and profiling. Year after year, the book's focus on current issues has made it the leading choice for teaching criminal procedure.The book covers such topics as: arrest, search and seizure, right to counsel, digital surveillance, police interrogation and confessions, undercover investigations, lineups and other Pre-Trial Identification Procedures and grand jury investigation.

For more information and additional teaching materials, visit the companion site at KamisarCrimPro.com.

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SIMMONS AND HUTCHINS'S LEARNING CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: INVESTIGATIONS (2015)
Written by: Ric Simmons; Renée McDonald Hutchins Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Criminal Procedure
Book: 224

Learning Criminal Procedure: Investigations teaches students the law that governs the investigation of criminal cases. The book presents the material directly in plain language so that students do not have to guess what the rules are. Each topic includes a clear, straightforward description of the binding legal rules, illustrations of how the rules are applied, and excerpts of the leading Supreme Court cases. Where the rules are in flux, students are alerted to this evolution. The book also provides scores of review questions so that students can test their mastery of each issue. The book's authors build on their combined decades of practical experience to explain the law in plain language and explore the policy justifications behind the rules.

ISBN 9781628101508

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STEIKER'S CRIMINAL PROCEDURE STORIES: AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT LEADING CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CASES (2006)
Written by: Carol S. Steiker Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Criminal Procedure
Book: 164

This title explores the human stories and the social, political, and legal contexts of the "big" Supreme Court cases regarding criminal justice. It unearths details not available anywhere else. In addition to great narrative enrichment, it provides the provocative thoughts of highly respected scholars who are each experts on the particular cases they address. This book will greatly enhance the teaching of both police practices (a/k/a "Cops and Robbers") and criminal adjudication (a/k/a "Bail to Jail") by providing both important context not available in any casebook and by offering the insights of some of the scholars who have thought the most deeply about these cases and issues.

ISBN 9781587789830

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WEINREB'S LEADING CONSTITUTIONAL CASES ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE (2017)
Written by: Lloyd L. Weinreb Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Criminal Procedure
Book: 482

The leader in its field, Leading Constitutional Cases on Criminal Justice is updated annually and includes all significant cases decided in the preceding Term of the Court. Cases are edited generously and presented in a simple, straightforward format, for use in courses on constitutional law and criminal justice. The 2017 edition is published in early August and is available for fall classes.

ISBN 9781683289616

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Criminal Justice » Cyber Crime

KERR'S COMPUTER CRIME LAW, 3D (2013)
Written by: Orin S. Kerr Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Cyber Crime
Book: 145

The third edition of Kerr's popular computer crimes text includes many updates since the second edition in 2009. New cases address topics such as the computer hacking laws, economic espionage online, Internet threats, criminal copyright prosecutions, searching cell phones incident to arrest, applying the Fourth Amendment to the Internet, and the validity of computer warrants. Two chapters have been restructured to make it easier for students to understand the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the emerging rules for computer searches.

The book covers every aspect of crime in the digital age, and it is presented in an engaging and accessible style. Topics range from computer fraud laws and international computer crimes to Internet surveillance laws and the Fourth Amendment. It is part traditional casebook, part treatise. It both straightforwardly explains the law and presents many exciting and new questions of law that courts are only now beginning to consider. The book is ideally suited either for a 3-credit course or a 2-credit seminar.

ISBN 9780314281364

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RUSTAD'S GLOBAL INTERNET LAW IN A NUTSHELL, 3D (2016)
Written by: Michael L. Rustad Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Cyber Crime
Book: 327

Global Internet Law in a Nutshell begins with a review of the history, technology, and competing theories of the Internet that enables a deeper understanding of case law and statutory developments discussed in the substantive chapters. It briefly covers the history of the Internet through the rapidly evolving Web 3.0, competing theories of Internet governance, cyber jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments, choice and conflicts of law, cybertorts, online contracting and licensing including social media terms of use, the protection of online intellectual property assets, global consumer law, the protection of online privacy, criminal liability for Internet activity, and European Community statutes such as the General Data Protection Regulation, E-Commerce Directive, Brussels Regulation, and Rome I Regulation. The Third Edition presents a concise discussion of cloud computing and social media terms of use. Each chapter of this revised edition updates the key cases and statutory developments from the United States, Europe, and around the world. This book is an ideal beginning textbook as well as starting point for most Internet-related research. This short treatise provides a succinct summary of e-commerce law developments around the world.

ISBN 9781634596848

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Criminal Justice » Evidence

KAYE'S FORENSIC SCIENCE, EVIDENCE AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE (2018)
Written by: David H. Kaye Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Evidence
Book: 230

This new title will be publishing soon! This book of case studies and background readings examines the legal, scientific, and statistical issues that arise in the production and presentation of forensic-science evidence in criminal cases. It contains excerpts from the legal and scientific literature, explanations, problems, and questions about the admissibility and limits of evidence about DNA, fingerprints, hair and fibers, glass, handwriting, lie detection, statistics, probability, and other topics. The emphasis is on the interface between law and science and the nature of legal, scientific, and statistical inference.

ISBN 9781634604789

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Criminal Justice » Human Trafficking

GOLTZ AND POTTER'S HUMAN TRAFFICKING: A SYSTEMWIDE PUBLIC SAFETY AND COMMUNITY APPROACH (2017)
Written by: Jeffrey W. Goltz; Roberto H. Potter; Joseph A. Cocchiarella; Michael T. Gibson Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Human Trafficking
Book: 478

This book introduces an applied, systematic approach to human trafficking that covers all aspects of the problem in an informed and well-analyzed, social science sense. While most texts on the topic of human trafficking take a social theory, human rights/advocacy or victimization perspective on the topic, few take a pragmatic, "applied" systems-wide approach to human trafficking. It is not presented as a traditional academic text by one author, but rather, is a compilation of the components of the response to human trafficking by the diverse array of professionals that deal with this problem: investigators, prosecutors, judges, social service professionals, criminal justice professionals and educational institutions. As such, Human Trafficking stretches across multiple disciplines and is intended for multiple audiences within academia, as well as for practitioners in the field. It does this by suggest a model and methods that can be used to address human trafficking systematically at the community and regional levels. This book is an ideal tool for educations and students, as well as law enforcement, corrections, private security, first responders, social service and healthcare professionals, judges, court, administrators and many more.

ISBN 9781683285502

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Criminal Justice » International Criminal Law

STEWART'S INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW IN A NUTSHELL (2014)
Written by: David P. Stewart Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: International Criminal Law
Book: 150

The Nutshell is intended as an introduction for students taking a first course in international criminal law. After a brief introduction to the history of international criminal law (from its origins through Nuremburg to the ad hoc tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda), it summarizes basic principles of international accountability (such as the doctrine of "legality") and concepts of international criminal jurisdiction (including "universal" jurisdiction). Several chapters focus on the International Criminal Court, in particular its substantive jurisdiction (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression), modes of liability and available defenses. Additional chapters cover the purposes and procedures of extradition (and its alternatives, such as "rendition") and mutual legal assistance (obtaining evidence abroad for use in criminal cases). Attention is also given to the major "transnational crimes," including terrorism, corruption, trafficking and organized crime. A final chapter addresses the "future" of international criminal law and alternatives to international prosecutions. The book is written so that readers will not require prior experience in the field of international law.

ISBN 9780314149923

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Criminal Justice » Introduction to Criminal Justice

ROBERSON, IOMIO, ALEXANDER, WINTERS, AND GETTY'S CRIMINAL JUSTICE: A NATIONAL VIEW (2017)
Written by: Cliff Roberson; Ralph Ioimo; Ryan Alexander; Robert Winters and Ryan Getty Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Introduction to Criminal Justice
Book: 458

Written by a team of C.J. educators, this accessible, readable and essential but comprehensive text makes real world experiences come to life for students and will appeal to all audiences. The co-authors have wide experience in law enforcement, judiciary, and corrections and have taught in nine major universities in nine different states combined. The book features examples taken from real life to provide a context for pressing issues in C.J. and will allows students to experience the "real world" of criminal justice issues. A companion website and student self-assessment materials, in addition to voluminous supporting documents—everything from warrant samples to statistics on jobs for criminal justice grads—are available to students on the companion website. Offers clear and readable account of C.J. with practical examples and practical discussion questions.

ISBN 9781683285540

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Criminal Justice » Juvenile Justice

FELD'S JUVENILE JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION IN A NUTSHELL, 3D (2014)
Written by: Barry C. Feld Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Juvenile Justice
Book: 227

This Nutshell title focuses exclusively on the criminal and non-criminal misconduct of children that bring them within the jurisdiction of juvenile courts and examines law enforcement, judicial, and administrative responses to that misconduct. It deals with issues of children's rights only insofar as they relate to the processes of investigating and prosecuting juvenile offenders for delinquency and status-offenses. Like all Nutshells, it strives to provide a succinct exposition of the law for students studying juvenile justice, for lawyers who do not regularly practice in juvenile court, and for legislators and policy officials involved in juvenile justice law reform efforts.

ISBN 9780314288219

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Criminal Justice » Policing

DIX'S THE POLICE FUNCTION, 8TH (2017)
Written by: George E. Dix Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Policing
Book: 162

This casebook provides a detailed presentation of issues created by constitutional rules affecting law enforcement conduct and the exclusionary remedy for violations of those rules. It discusses such topics as arrests and stops of suspects for investigation, search and arrest warrants, permissible warrantless searches, interrogation practices, and lineups and other procedures related to eyewitness identification testimony.

ISBN 9781683281245

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Criminal Justice » Terrorism

ABRAMS'S ANTI-TERRORISM AND CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT, 4TH (2012)
Written by: Norman Abrams Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Terrorism
Book: 228

This coursebook provides a coherent treatment of the major issues arising in terrorism investigations and prosecutions. It highlights differences in the criminal law and procedure rules applied in civilian terrorism cases with those used in ordinary crime matters as well as in military commission processes. This edition has been thoroughly revised and reorganized to include the latest cases, statutes and administrative materials regarding proactive surveillance, FBI interrogation rules, national security letters, and military detention and interrogation. It includes, inter alia, extended notes on changes effected by the Obama administration and issues arising out of the effort to close Guantanamo.

ISBN 9780314272157

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GURULE AND CORN'S PRINCIPLES OF COUNTER TERRORISM LAW (2011)
Written by: Jimmy Gurule; Geoffrey S. Corn Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: Terrorism
Book: 169

The book examines the Military Response, analyzing legal issues related to treating terrorism as an armed conflict. These include the legal authority to use military force; determining when the law of armed conflict comes into force; the law of targeting and how this authority is applied to terrorist operatives; preventive detention; and prosecution of terrorists by military commission.

The book also analyzes the Law Enforcement Response to international terrorism, including the legal framework for gathering counter-terrorism intelligence information, prosecuting terrorists and their sponsors, and freezing terrorist assets, domestically and internationally. Finally, the book examines the federal statutes authorizing civil liability for personal injury or death caused by acts of international terrorism.

ISBN 9780314205445

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Criminal Justice » White Collar Crime

ISRAEL, PODGOR, BORMAN, AND HENNING'S WHITE COLLAR CRIME: LAW AND PRACTICE, 4TH (2015)
Written by: Jerold H. Israel; Ellen S. Podgor; Hon. Paul D. Borman; Peter J. Henning Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: White Collar Crime
Book: 199

The book is designed to promote student appreciation of the interaction of legal doctrines as they are applied in the white collar crime field. The material exposes students to substantive criminal law, criminal procedure, administrative procedure, corporate law, evidence, civil procedure, sentencing law, and highly specialized regulatory law. The book also allows students to appreciate the influence of administrative policies and the influence of the basic "culture" of white collar criminal practice. In addition to traditional materials in the casebook, a companion statutory and documentary supplement provides rich primary source material.

ISBN 9780314283580

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PODGOR AND ISRAEL'S WHITE COLLAR CRIME IN A NUTSHELL, 5TH (2015)
Written by: Ellen S. Podgor; Jerold H. Israel Subject Area: Criminal Justice
Category: White Collar Crime
Book: 151

This text provides a broad overview of white collar crime, including procedural and evidentiary issues. It covers specific offenses such as mail and bank fraud, securities fraud, obstruction of justice, bribery, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), and computer crimes. It covers procedural topics such as those related to grand jury and administrative agency investigations, self-incrimination, and parallel proceedings. Also discussed are punishment and sanctions for white collar crimes.

ISBN 9780314291530

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