This straightforward introduction to criminal procedure combines case excerpts with clear, detailed legal discussion and analysis to equip readers with a solid understanding of the field. Widely acclaimed author Dr. Joel Samaha is known for his unique ability to help readers grasp the complexities of law by clearly and carefully presenting all sides of an issue. The exciting new Eighth Edition addresses the entire criminal procedure processfrom search and seizure to post-conviction sentencing and review by appellate courtswhile providing new or expanded coverage of such key issues as terrorism/homeland security, the USA-PATRIOT Act, searches and seizures, military tribunals, recent changes to sentencing guidelines, and more.
In this new edition of a standard text, Samaha (U. of Minnesota) discusses the structure, process, and constitutional provisions governing both the law and practice of criminal proceedings; the steps in formal criminal process; constitutional provisions of criminal procedure as they occur in real life; searches and seizures; police interrogation, confessions, and procedures; remedies against the government when constitutional rights are violated; court proceedings before, during, and after trial; and sentencing guidelines and post-conviction review. Extended excerpts of actual court opinions are presented. The included CD-ROM explores careers in criminal justice. The publisher has packaged this text in two ways: ISBN 0-534-55010-X includes a four-month subscription to Infotrac, while ISBN 0-534-55014-2 does include Infotrac. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)