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Criminal Procedures: Prosecution and Adjudication: Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials

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Fifth Edition

Marc L. Miller
Dean and Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law
University of Arizona

Ronald F. Wright
Needham Y. Gulley Professor of Criminal Law
Wake Forest University

2015. 864 Pages. ISBN: 9781454858683. With Teacher's Manual. 

About the Book

In Criminal Procedures: Prosecution and Adjudication: Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials, the highly respected author team presents a student-friendly, comprehensive survey of the laws and practices at work between the time a person is charged and when the courts resolve the offender’s conviction and sentence. In the Fifth Edition, the authors retain the vitality and contemporary approach of the book with an updated selection of cases and statutes and expanded discussions of important topics. Covering in detail the “bail-to-jail” portions of the criminal process, this casebook features: Extensive use of documents from multiple institutions including U.S. Supreme Court cases, state high court cases, state and federal statutes, rules of procedure, and prosecutorial policies; a real world perspective that focuses on high-volume issues of current importance to defendants, lawyers, courts, legislators, and the public; interdisciplinary examination of the impact that different procedures have on the enforcers, lawyers, courts, communities, defendants, and victims; and frequent use of Problems that gives the instructor options for applying concepts and doctrines in realistic practice settings.

Key Features of the New Edition
• Includes coverage of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding ineffective assistance of counsel during plea negotiations. 
• Reflects current debates about prosecutorial declinations in the context of marijuana possession charges. 
• Introduces students to debates over prosecutor compliance (or non-compliance) with their discovery and disclosure obligations before trial. 
• Traces the impact of the “innocence movement” on the regulation of criminal investigations.

Preface / Sample Chapters