The tools to practice investigation techniques are all here! This CD-ROM, with its accompanying website, places students in the center of the action as they make decisions as patrol officer, detective, prosecutor, defense attorney, judge, corrections officer, and parole officer. As students interact with one of the three realistic in-depth simulations, they are guided through each stage of the casefrom crime scene investigation to arrest, trial, incarceration, and parole or probation.
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)