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Criminal Procedures: The Police: Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials

Front Cover - Criminal Procedures: The Police: Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials

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. 816 Pages. ISBN: 9781454858676. With Teacher's Manual. 

About the Book

Criminal Procedures: The Police: Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials, Fifth Edition, is a comprehensive treatment of criminal procedures that depicts the enormous variety within criminal justice systems by examining the procedures and policies of both federal and state systems and looking at sources of law and doctrine from multiple institutions. This “real-world” text offers students and instructors a deliberate focus on the realities of the high-volume circumstances that surround criminal procedure. The currency and timeliness of the Fifth Edition of this highly regarded casebook is ensured by an updated selection of cases and statutes as well as expanded coverage of important areas. This time- and classroom-tested casebook: Surveys the constitutional, statutory, and administrative doctrines and practices that shape how the police interact with citizens and investigate crimes; examines the procedures and policies of both federal and state systems, as well as the assumptions and judgments underlying each, and how these systems interrelate and sometimes compete with one another; looks at sources of law and doctrine from multiple institutions, including U.S. Supreme Court cases, state high court cases, statutes, rules of procedure, and police and prosecutorial policies; explores the influence of politics within various institutions of law enforcement and the role of public pressure on policing and procedure with regard to terrorism, drug trafficking, domestic abuse, and the treatment of crime victims; investigates the impact of criminal procedures on law enforcers, lawyers, courts, communities, defendants, and victims through the use of interdisciplinary materials.

Key Features of the New Edition

• Tracks the major shifts in jurisprudence regarding cell phones, GPS tracking, and other technological aids to criminal investigations. 
• Reflects major developments in judicial and non-judicial regulation of photo identification procedures. 
• Includes coverage of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding ineffective assistance of counsel during plea negotiations. 
• Surveys recent examples of community policing strategies. 
• Reflects current debates about prosecutorial declinations in the context of marijuana possession charges. 
• Traces the impact of the “innocence movement” on the regulation of criminal investigations.

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