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Criminal Procedure: From the Courtroom to the Street

Front Cover - Criminal Procedure: From the Courtroom to the Street

Roger Wright
University of Cincinnati

2015. 320 Pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-4773-1. With Teacher's Manual.

About the Book

Preparing the student for a career in criminal justice, Criminal Procedure: From the Courtroom to the Street was written with the undergraduate in mind. Drawing on deep wells of experience as a police officer and practicing criminal defense attorney, author Roger Wright knows that criminal justice professionals need an integrated understanding of legal theory, procedure, and practice. Whether making an arrest, collecting evidence, or conducting an interrogation, they must be able to make sound legal decisions in action.

"On the Street" hypotheticals exemplify the decisions and actions of criminal justice professionals in a variety of scenarios.  
Key appellate cases are presented in a straightforward style to convey a practical understanding of criminal procedure.
Readable text is focused on the legal decision-making skills needed when making an arrest, collecting evidence, or conducting an interrogation. 
Logically organized into topic areas that are pertinent to the actual work of criminal justice professionals:
o Section I provides an overview of the criminal justice process.
o Section II covers search and seizure.
o Section III surveys the issues surrounding the spoken word as evidence.  
o Section IV delves into several constitutional issues that impact how criminal procedure unfolds in the classroom.

Preface / Sample Chapters