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Criminal Law and Procedure
A Courtroom Approach

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January 2019 | 432 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Criminal Law and Procedure: A Courtroom Approach approaches legal analysis from a practitioner’s point of view, concisely covering the essentials of both criminal law and procedure and their implications for every branch of the criminal justice system. Drawing from author Stephanie A. Jirard’s vast experience in both the courtroom and the classroom, this book empowers students to move beyond understanding the law to start thinking critically about the issues and then practice applying the law in a just and meaningful way. Written in an accessible and engaging tone, with a strong pedagogical framework that supports deeper student learning, this text presents criminal law and procedure as an exciting opportunity to have a direct, positive impact on our communities and the criminal justice system.  

Key Features

  • Making the Courtroom Connection boxes help students apply the concepts they learn to real-life issues facing law enforcement, the court system, and correctional institutions today.
  • Edited case excerpts connect criminal law and procedure with current case material and relevant topics so students can see how the concepts they’re learning impact judicial decision-making.
  • Applying the Law to the Facts boxes give students the opportunity to practice what they are learning by applying the rule of law to a scenario.
  • Engaging pedagogical features, including chapter-opening scenarios, edited case excerpts, and scenario-based problem-solving exercises create a strong framework for deeper student learning.
 
PART 1: THE BASICS: HOW THE LAW WORKS
 
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO THE LAW
SOURCES OF LAW  
THE GEOGRAPHY OF CRIMINAL CASES  
THE ACTORS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM  
PROTECTING CITIZENS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONALS  
FEDERALISM AND STATES’ RIGHTS  
 
CHAPTER 2: THE CRIMINAL TRIAL PROCESS
THE PRETRIAL IDENTIFICATION PROCESS  
THE ADVERSARY SYSTEM  
TRIAL  
HOW A CASE GETS TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT  
 
CHAPTER 3: CRIMINAL LAW BASICS
MENS REA  
ACTUS REUS  
CAUSATION  
PARTIES TO CRIME  
INCHOATE CRIMES  
 
PART II: THE CRIMES: CRIMINAL LAW ELEMENTS
 
CHAPTER 4: CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON
CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON  
SEX OFFENSES  
HOMICIDE  
ROBBERY  
 
CHAPTER 5: CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY
THEFT CRIMES  
WHITE-COLLAR CRIME  
BURGLARY  
ARSON  
 
CHAPTER 6: CRIMES AGAINST THE PUBLIC
CRIMES AGAINST THE PUBLIC  
PUBLIC CORRUPTION  
COMPUTER CRIMES  
TERRORISM  
 
PART III: THE PROCEDURE: THE BILL OF RIGHTS
 
CHAPTER 7: THE FOURTH AMENDMENT AND WARRANTS
THE FOURTH AMENDMENT  
SEIZURES OF THE PERSON  
THE WARRANT REQUIREMENT  
 
CHAPTER 8: EXCEPTIONS TO THE WARRANT REQUIREMENT
WARRANTLESS SEARCHES AND SEIZURES  
THE EXCLUSIONARY RULE AND THE GOOD FAITH EXCEPTION  
 
CHAPTER 9: THE FIFTH AMENDMENT AND CONFESSIONS
THE EVOLUTION OF MIRANDA WARNINGS  
INVOKING THE RIGHTS PURSUANT TO MIRANDA  
WHEN MIRANDA IS VIOLATED  
 
CHAPTER 10: THE SIXTH AMENDMENT & THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL
THE SIXTH AMENDMENT AND THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL  
THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL  
POST TRIAL REPRESENTATION  
 
PART IV: THE PERSONAL: OFFENDER-SPECIFIC PUNISHMENT
 
CHAPTER 11: CRIMINAL LAW AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT
PROTECTED SPEECH  
UNPROTECTED SPEECH  
SPECIAL FIRST AMENDMENT ISSUES  
FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION  
FREEDOM OF RELIGION  
 
CHAPTER 12: DEFENSES
HOW DEFENSES ARE RAISED  
COMPETENCY  
DEFENSES BASED ON EXCUSE  
DEFENSES BASED ON JUSTIFICATION  
 
CHAPTER 13: SENTENCING AND APPEALS
SENTENCING PROCESS  
TYPES OF SENTENCES  
THE DEATH PENALTY  
THE APPELLATE PROCESS  

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site
SAGE edge for Instructors supports teaching by making it easy to integrate quality content and create a rich learning environment for students.
  • Test banks provide a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity to edit any question and/or insert personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for the course.
  • Video and multimedia links appeal to students with different learning styles.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter.
Student Study Site
SAGE edge for Students provides a personalized approach to help students accomplish their coursework goals in an easy-to-use learning environment.
  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts.
  • Mobile-friendly practice quizzes allow for independent assessment by students of their mastery of course material.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter.
  • Video and multimedia links appeal to students with different learning styles.

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