With CRIMINAL PROCEDURE FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONAL, Tenth Edition, you'll have everything you need to develop a comprehensive understanding of the legal rights, duties, and liabilities of criminal justice professionals. This timely text presents a uniquely practical, real-life approach to criminal procedure, which makes it an ideal reference book as you begin your career. Using clear and concise statements of criminal procedure law and understandable explanations of the reasoning behind the law, authors John N. Ferdico, Henry F. Fradella, and Christopher Totten clarify potentially confusing and obscure legal matters. Additionally, they reduce the complexity of criminal procedure law into simple, straightforward guidelines and recommendations, illustrated with interesting examples of actual cases.
Using recent Supreme Court and appellate court rulings to highlight key points, this textbook introduces basic concepts, discusses individual rights, and provides an overview of the court system. Specific chapters also cover crucial elements like arrest, searches, probable cause, exceptions to search warrant requirements, confessions, and pretrial identification procedures. A table of cases and a glossary are also included. Ferdico is a former assistant Attorney General for the State of Maine. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)