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Fundamentals of Criminal Procedure

Fundamentals of Criminal Procedure
Caught in the Act

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July 2023 | 424 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
With a new approach to understanding criminal procedure, Fundamentals of Criminal Procedure by Daniel Hall rethinks the traditional format by providing students with a thorough understanding of the constitutional and procedural dimensions of a criminal case from investigation through sentencing. Through real-life cases, contemporary examples, and questions and problems in topical sections, students are able to relate to the content and apply what they learn. With a focus on current challenges facing the criminal justice system, including police accountability and governmental power during national emergencies, this timely book is a valuable asset to any course seeking to give students a better-than-formative understanding of criminal procedure.

Chapter 1: Overview of Criminal Procedure
Chapter 2: Courts of Law, Not Justice
Chapter 3: To Be Let Alone: The Fourth Amendment
Chapter 4: An Exception to Every Rule: Fourth Amendment
Chapter 5: In the Driver’s Seat: Car Searches and Seizures
Chapter 6: Good Cop, Bad Cop: Interrogations & Confessions
Chapter 7: Seeing is Believing: Eyewitness and Forensic Evidence
Chapter 8: Process is Punishment: Pretrial
Chapter 9: Hear ye, hear ye: Trial
Chapter 10: Do the Crime, Do the Time: Sentencing and Punishment
Chapter 11: Constitutional Kitchen Sink: Other Rights
Chapter 12: Police Accountability Through Liability


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  • Non-traditional headings, contemporary examples, and hypothetical situations throughout each chapter engage the reader and provide opportunity for application of the content, making this text relatable to college students of the 2020s.
  • A conversational narrative aimed for undergraduate students is designed to talk to them, rather than down to them.
  • “Digging Deeper" case excerpts in each chapter supplement the narrative and enhance the reader's understanding of the fundamentals.
  • Questions and problems presented at the end of each major section prompt critical thinking and provide discussion points.
  • Graphics, data tables, and photos enhance the reading and illustrate key points within each chapter.
  • Narrative discussions include specific listings of the crimes’ elements to frame the narratives and can be used as a quick refresher for students who return to the material later.
  • Legal terms are defined as they are encountered for the first time to help orient students.
  • The writing style is accessible and student-friendly, but not at the expense of learning. Students are eased into more challenging material.
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