Criminal Procedure: Post-Investigative Process, Cases and Materials, Fourth Edition, 2014
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View or download the free 2015 Online Supplement for this product.This book is designed to teach the so-called “bail to jail” facets of criminal procedure. It does not deal with the constitutional limitations established for searches and seizures by the fourth amendment or interrogations by the fifth amendment, nor in any depth with the right to counsel by the sixth amendment. The focus is on those important, and often ignored, stages of the criminal process that start with the decision to pursue criminal charges and end with various post-conviction options.
The book is arranged in a roughly chronological way that traces a criminal defendant’s journey through the criminal justice system. It includes important federal and state cases, textual materials (including empirical studies), applicable rules of procedure, and problems.
Throughout, this book discusses a number of practical issues. Since most criminal cases end with a guilty plea, the impact of various stages on the guilty plea is noted throughout the book. Other themes are the role of motion practice in criminal cases and the recognition of some of the ethical issues that face both prosecutors and criminal defense lawyers.
The authors intersperse problems throughout the book to assist students in understanding and applying the concepts discussed in the materials.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 OVERVIEW OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Chapter 2 THE DECISION TO BEGIN FORMAL CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS
Chapter 3 THE FIRST FORMAL CHARGE: THE COMPLAINT
Chapter 4 THE FIRST HEARING: THE INITIAL APPEARANCE
Chapter 5 CUSTODY AND RELEASE PENDING TRIAL
Chapter 6 THE FIRST EVIDENTIARY HEARING: THE PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION
Chapter 7 THE GRAND JURY
Chapter 8 JOINDER AND SEVERANCE
Chapter 9 MOTION PRACTICE IN CRIMINAL CASES
Chapter 10 DISCOVERY, DISCLOSURE, AND PRESERVATION
Chapter 11 PLEAS AND PLEA BARGAINING
Chapter 12 CONTINUANCE
Chapter 13 TIME LIMITATIONS
Chapter 14 JURISDICTION AND VENUE
Chapter 15 TRIAL
Chapter 16 DOUBLE JEOPARDY
Chapter 17 SENTENCING
Chapter 18 POST-CONVICTION REMEDIES
Table of Cases