Rules of Criminal Procedure in the USA

Rules of Criminal Procedure in the USA

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Rules of Criminal Procedure in the USA is designed to provide the student with an entry point to laws related to the criminal process, also commonly referred to as criminal procedure. It is designed to be a plain English overview of the background and application of procedural law. It is written for those who are entering the study of criminal justice from the perspective of a front-line practitioner in the system (peace officer, security, social services, courts, corrections) as opposed to being written as an introduction to the legal profession. You will find in this book a series of cases that have been edited for readability and to help those new to legal issues appreciate the relationship of case law and procedural law. There is at least one case to support each individual chapter.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Criminal Procedure

Constitutional Protections

Arrest Procedures

Search Warrants

Initial Appearance and Preliminary Hearing

The Grand Jury

Pre-trial procedures

Trial by Jury or by the Court



Bail and Other Procedural Issues



Constitution of the United States

The Bill of Rights

11th through 27th Amendments

Amendments to the US Constitution

Case law - Marbury v. Madison (1803)

Case law - Illinois v. Gates (1983)

Case law - Terry v. Ohio (1968)

Case law - Mapp v. Ohio (1961)

Case law - Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)

Case law - U.S. v. Dionisio (1973)

Case law - County of Riverside v. McLaughlin (1991)

Case law - Snyder v. Massachusetts (1934)

Case law - U.S. v. Booker (2005)

Case law - State v. Sweet (1978)

Case law - Ahmad v. Plummer (2010)

Case law - Darden, et al v. The City of Clanton (2015)


Product Information

Author: Francis DiGiacco, J.D.

Curriculum Technology ©2017

Pages: 301

ISBN: 978-1938087097

Media: Paperback


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