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Advanced Introduction to U.S. Criminal Procedure

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Advanced Introduction to U.S. Criminal Procedure

9781839101670 Edward Elgar Publishing
Christopher Slobogin, Milton Underwood Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School, US
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 83910 167 0 Extent: 304 pp
In this Advanced Introduction, Christopher Slobogin covers every significant aspect of U.S. criminal procedure. Focusing on Supreme Court cases and the most important statutory rules that provide the framework for the criminal justice system, he illuminates the nuances of American criminal procedure doctrine and offers factual examples of how it is applied. Chapters cover police practices such as search and seizure, interrogation, and identification procedures, as well as the pretrial, trial and post-conviction process.

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.

In this Advanced Introduction, Christopher Slobogin covers every significant aspect of U.S. criminal procedure. Focusing on Supreme Court cases and the most important statutory rules that provide the framework for the criminal justice system, he illuminates the nuances of American criminal procedure doctrine and offers factual examples of how it is applied. Chapters cover police practices such as search and seizure, interrogation, and identification procedures, as well as the pretrial, trial and post-conviction process.

Key features include:

• A clear and engaging writing style, with key terms defined and relevant examples provided

• An examination of the competing goals and values that have influenced doctrine

• Coverage of all key Supreme Court cases as well as important federal and state statutes and rules

• Empirical studies examining the realities of the criminal process

• A logical flow design in each chapter to facilitate analysis of every significant criminal procedure issue


This Advanced Introduction will be invaluable reading for all students of U.S. law and undergraduate students of constitutional criminal procedure. It will also be useful to those in disciplines such as criminology, public policy, and political science, as well as to policy makers who are looking for an overview of the topic.


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‘This book will have no rival as a concise and comprehensive guide to our criminal procedure system. It speaks at once to the law student looking for a reliable reference and review guide, and to the general reader and foreign lawyer who wants to understand how Supreme Court decisions inform how our police, prosecutors, defense lawyers, judges, and juries interact in our schemes of investigation and adjudication of crimes. Written with elegance and clarity, it carries the authority of one of our greatest criminal law scholars.’
– Robert Weisberg, Stanford Law School, US

‘This is the best general-audience introductory text on U.S. Criminal Procedure that I have read, and over the past fifty-plus years, I have read quite a few (including one that I co-authored). Notwithstanding its modest length, the text provides comprehensive coverage, with explanations and descriptions that are both concise and complete. The primary focus is on constitutional regulation (including references to over 750 Supreme Court cases), but appropriate attention is given to regulation by statute and court rule and to key elements of the administrative environment. A special reward is the personal insights and evaluations of Chris Slobogin, one of the legal academy’s most original thinkers.’
– Jerold Israel, University of Michigan Law School, US

‘Christopher Slobogin’s Advanced Introduction to U.S. Criminal Procedure is a must-have source for all who want an overview of the American criminal justice system. It is extremely lucid and readable, and thoroughly comprehensive. Slobogin is one of the country’s leading scholars of criminal procedure, and it shows in this incredibly helpful volume. Highly recommended for those who want an introduction to how criminal procedure operates in the United States.’
– Barry Friedman, New York University School of Law, US
Contents
Contents: 1. An Overview of American Criminal Procedure Law 2. The Threshold of the Fourth Amendment 3. The Warrant and Probable Cause Requirements 4. Exceptions to the Warrant and Probable Cause Requirements 5. Interrogation and Entrapment 6. Eyewitness Identification Procedures 7. The Exclusionary Rule and Other Remedies for Police Misconduct 8. The Pretrial Process 9. Guilty Pleas and Plea Bargaining 10. The Right to a Speedy, Public Jury Trial 11. Adversarial Rights 12. Post-Adjudication Proceedings 13. Conclusion Index
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