This second edition text is a compilation of excerpts and summaries of U.S. Supreme Court cases (current through 2016) involving criminal procedures from investigation through appeals. It is designed for upper-division undergraduate students in criminal procedure courses.
Author: John Scheb, II
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2014-03-05
Genre: Social Science
Building on the strengths of prior editions, CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, Seventh Edition, includes updated cases and added real-world examples. This successful and time-tested text couples a classic organization and traditional presentation of case law with cutting-edge coverage of recent trends in law and procedure. The authors’ combined academic and practical legal experience provides students with firsthand insights into the American legal system, while ample pedagogy and uniquely accessible writing make the text very student friendly. Utilizing extensive case material, this book covers the historical background of criminal procedure and includes the latest Supreme Court decisions and other developments in criminal justice today. This is one of two updated splits of the combined CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE, Eighth Edition (c. 2014), by the same authors. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Contemporary Criminal Law: Concepts, Cases, and Controversies is an introductory text that features "the new criminal law," expanding on traditional criminal law cases and concepts with contemporary topics and issues. Author Matthew R. Lippman uses an engaging case study approach to enhance student learning and offer an interactive educational environment.
Traces how the author, a Navy veteran, committed five bank robberies and spent years in prison before he rallied with the support of family and friends and learned savvy legal skills, allowing him to build a promising life as a free man.
Author: Richard Wright
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2016-10-13
'The most important and celebrated novel of Negro life to have appeared in America' - James Baldwin Gripping and furious, Native Son follows Bigger Thomas, a young black man who is trapped in a life of poverty in the slums of Chicago. Unwittingly involved in a wealthy woman's death, he is hunted relentlessly, baited by prejudiced officials, charged with murder and driven to acknowledge a strange pride in his crime. Native Son shocked readers on its first publication in 1940 and went on to make Richard Wright the first bestselling black writer in America.
Author: Nicole Hahn Rafter
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Performing Arts
Criminologist Nicole Rafter analyses the source of the appeal of crime films, and their role in popular culture. She argues that crime films both reflect and shape our ideas about fundamental social, economic and political issues.
Author: Richard Stone
Release Date: 2015-04-10
Offers students with a logical introduction to contract law. Exploring various developments and case decisions in the field of contract law, this title combines an examination of authorities and commentaries with a modern contextual approach.