Basic Criminal Procedures
Written in a direct and basic style that requires no prior knowledge of how or why the justice system operates, this book details the basic, generic ... Show synopsis Written in a direct and basic style that requires no prior knowledge of how or why the justice system operates, this book details the basic, generic elements of criminal procedures that are relevant within the context of either a national or a specific state's procedural framework. After an examination of significant procedural concepts and terms, it offers a detailed presentation of criminal procedures in sequential steps--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. Excerpts from current appellate court decisions are featured throughout. Criminal Procedures in Perspective. Fundamental Concepts of Law. The Exclusionary Rule. The Laws and Procedures of Arrest. "Miranda: " Its Meaning and Application. Booking and Custody Procedures. The Adversary System: Roles of the Prosecution and Defense. The Court Structure and Pretrial Procedures. The Prosecutor's Case in Chief. Defense Strategies and Trial Outcomes. Sentencing Procedures and Alternatives. Post-Sentencing Procedure. For anyone interested in Criminal Procedures in the Justice System.