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About the Book

Texas Criminal Procedure and Evidence

Front Cover - Texas Criminal Procedure and Evidence

First Edition


Amanda Peters
South Texas College of Law Houston

2017. 718 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-8695-2. 

About the Book

Texas Criminal Procedure comprehensively examines Texas statutory and common law criminal procedure topics. Each chapter includes practice questions, modeled after bar exam questions, to test the students’ understanding and application of the law. The book not only educates students on criminal procedure but also prepares them to take the Texas Criminal Procedure and Evidence portion of the Texas Bar Exam. This book includes:
 
• Chapters that follow a criminal case procedurally from its inception to its conclusion;
• Topics not covered by other textbooks, like Texas exceptions to the arrest and search warrant requirements, pretrial and trial procedures, postconviction remedies, and evidence;
• Easy-to-read text and cases, written for an audience with no prior knowledge on the subject;
• Notes and questions that facilitate class discussion and practical and ethical applications of the law; and
• Practice bar exam questions at the end of every chapter that encompass every topic tested on the Texas Criminal Procedure and Evidence portion of the Texas Bar Exam since 2000.
 
Texas Criminal Procedure is designed not just for students but for their professors as well. The text and practice questions provide tools for formative and summative assessment. By using this text and the practice questions in class, outside of class, and on the final exam, professors may increase their students’ scores on the Texas Criminal Procedure and Evidence portion of the Texas Bar Exam. In the end, it is the author’s hope that this book will educate students on criminal procedure in Texas, prepare them for the Texas Bar Exam, and provide a legal, practical, and ethical foundation for students who ultimately decide to practice criminal law.