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Basic Criminal Procedures (3rd Edition)

Basic Criminal Procedures (3rd Edition)
Author: Edward E. Peoples
ISBN 13: 9780131731929
ISBN 10: 131731920
Edition: 3
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2006-06-24
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $101.00

Explains the procedural aspects of the criminal justice system systematically, making the concepts easy to apply to any state’s specific procedural laws. This edition continues its detailed coverage of the Exclusionary Rule and the Miranda procedures, includes compelling human-interest stories and offers more balanced coverage of consensual encounter, detention and arrest. Examines procedures systematically, beginning from the point of an individual’s first contact with police, through the law enforcement process, the courts, the correctional system, and back into the community on probation or parole. Defines terms and helps readers develop fluency in the legalese that is used by professionals in the field. It is ideal for those new to criminal procedures because its writing is clear, its appellate excerpts and citations are understandable, and it introduces unfamiliar concepts and terms before they are discussed within the chapter.


A text for an introductory course for students assumed to have absolutely no prior knowledge of how or why the criminal justice system works. The treatment is intended to be basic enough to apply to the justice system of any US state. Peoples (justice, Santa Rosa Junior College) explains Exclusion Rule, the Miranda Warning, and other fundamentals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)