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Criminal Procedures: Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials

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

Fifth Edition

Marc L. Miller
University of Arizona

Ronald F. Wright
Wake Forest University

2015. 1,648 pages. ISBN: 978-1-45-485866-9. With Teacher's Manual.

About the Book

Criminal Procedures: Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials is noted for its comprehensive coverage and excellent selection and editing of cases and materials. The book is known for its special focus on a rich selection of materials from multiple institutions, including primary materials from U.S. Supreme Court cases, state high court cases, state and federal statutes, rules of procedure, and police and prosecutorial policies, along with materials from social science studies.

The new edition retains the casebook’s engaging writing style and division of materials into “teachable chunks.” Updated cases are chosen for their contemporary accuracy and feel, to complement essential cases of historical value. Taken together, the principal materials highlight procedural variety, focus on real process topics, provide the political context, and consider the impact of procedures on the various parties involved. The scholarly expertise and experience of the authors is especially reflected in the Criminal Procedure II materials, which includes coverage of prosecutorial charging, plea bargaining, and sentencing. Their frequent use of Problems gives instructors options for applying concepts and doctrines in realistic practice settings.

Look for these key features in the new edition:


• Tracks the major shifts in jurisprudence regarding cell phones, GPS tracking, and other technological aids to criminal investigations
• 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

Preface / Sample Chapters