Author: Rolando V. del Carmen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Packed with examples from real-world situations faced by today's law enforcement professionals, CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: LAW AND PRACTICE, 10th Edition gives readers a practical and authoritative look at the most current guidelines in criminal procedure. Comprehensive and accurate without bogging readers down in unnecessary details, the text includes cutting-edge coverage of the law as it relates to arrests, searches and seizures, vehicle stops, use of force, interrogations, and line-ups. It also discusses current topics such as racial profiling, DNA evidence, plea bargaining, seizures of text/email messages, and many others. Interesting case briefs, sample police forms, hypothetical cases, and coverage of the most recent Supreme Court rulings keep the text as relevant as ever. Its clear, reader-friendly presentation makes law enforcement concepts easy to understand and apply. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
A comprehensive view of the law of criminal procedure in Nigeria giving a delimitation of the perimeters of the procedure, a discussion of the composition of courts, the role of counsel in criminal litigation and courts vested with criminal jurisdiction.
Author: Christopher Hughes
Release Date: 2015-01-19
This book contains a concise examination of Irish law and procedures most frequently encountered by practitioners in Ireland's District Court criminal law proceedings. The book provides succinct summaries of the relevant legislation, consolidated and annotated, for a broad range of the most commonly prosecuted offenses in the District Court. Presented in a simple, clear, and user-friendly format, the combination of practitioner tips, sample drafting/documentation, and consolidated and annotated legislation for a diverse array of commonly prosecuted offenses makes the book distinct and unique in its content and analysis of District Court criminal law practice and procedure. It will be essential for any legal practitioner (in particular solicitors) or member of the Gardai specializing in District Court criminal law. It additionally serves as a comprehensive resource and useful point of reference for legal academics, law students, and members of the public with an interest in criminal law as encountered in the District Court. Contents include: Background to the District Court * Instituting Proceedings and First Appearance * Bail * Disclosure * Legal Aid * Bench Warrants * Adjournments and Remands * Theft and Fraud Offenses "Public Law" Offenses * Road Traffic Offenses * Fixed Charge and Penalty Points Offenses * Non-Fatal, Firearm and Offensive Weapons, and Domestic Violence Offenses * Criminal Damage Offenses * "Attempt" and Other Inchoate Offenses * Public Order Offenses * Drug Offenses * Structure of a Hearing in the District Court * Evidence * Sentencing in the District Court * Appeals from the District Court * Case Stated * Judicial Review * Adult Cautioning Scheme * Costs. [Subject: Irish Law, Criminal Law]
The divergence of the law and the practice has never been as visible in other areas of law as it is in the area of Criminal Procedure. Hence, the title Criminal Procedure: Principles, Rules and Practices. In the first part, the book gives a succinct summary of the ideal procedure should the law be strictly complied with and the (political and economic) challenges in the administration of the criminal justice. For the main part, reproducing the relevant provisions of the law the book discuses the principles and the law on Criminal Procedure comprehensively. Court decisions are reproduced and discussed in order to show the practice and trends in the interpretation and application of the law. The only binding decisions in our legal system are decisions of the House of Federation on matters of constitutional interpretation and the Federal Supreme Court Cassation Division decisions by at least five judges, of which there are very few to refer to. The book approaches Criminal Procedure as a process; thus, it chronologically discusses the steps from crime reporting to the police to prosecution, trial and post judgment remedies. The comments on the law are intertwined with the discussion on the application of the law by the police, the prosecution office and the courts.
Author: Rolando V. del Carmen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release Date: 2010-09-15
Genre: Social Science
In any episode of the popular television show Law and Order, questions of police procedure in collecting evidence often arise. Was a search legal? Was the evidence obtained lawfully? Did the police follow the rules in pursuing their case? While the show depicts fictional cases and scenarios, police procedure with regard to search and seizure is a real and significant issue in the criminal justice system today. The subject of many Supreme Court decisions, they seriously impact the way police pursue their investigations, the way prosecutors proceed with their cases, and the way defense attorneys defend their clients. This book answers these questions and explains these decisions in accessible and easy to follow language. Each chapter explores a separate case or series of cases involving the application of the Fourth Amendment to current police investigatory practices or prosecutorial conduct of the criminal trial. The police-related cases involve topics such as searches of suspects (both prior and incident to arrest), pretext stops, the knock-and-announce rule, interrogation procedures, and the parameters of an individual's reasonable expectation of privacy. The prosecutor-related cases involve topics such as jury selection, the right to counsel, and sentencing. This important overview serves as an introduction to the realities and practicalities of police investigation and the functioning of the criminal justice system when search and seizure becomes an issue.
Author: John Sprack
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2012-09-06
Now in its fourteenth edition, A Practical Approach to Criminal Procedure provides a complete guide to the criminal process in England and Wales. It explains what happens before the accused appears in court, the way in which prosecutions are commenced, funding by the criminal defence service, and bail. It describes proceedings in the magistrates' court, including summary trial and committal for sentence, as well as the way in which the youth court operates. Committal and transfer for trial are clearly explained and the process by which serious offences are sent direct to the Crown Court is also studied. Trial on indictment is discussed in detail, as are sentencing and appeals. This new edition has been fully updated to incorporate recent developments in the field. In particular, attention is paid to the changes resulting from the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act, as well as to recent Sentencing Guidelines. Changes to the PACE codes are also considered in detail. Very much a practical guide, this title makes frequent use of examples, flowcharts, and tables, and is specifically designed to assist the busy professional and student. A Practical Approach to Criminal Procedure is an indispensable resource for those working in this field. The A Practical Approach series is the perfect partner for practice work. Each title focuses on one field of the law and provides a comprehensive overview of the subject together with clear, practical advice and tips on issues likely to arise in practice. The books are also an excellent resource for those new to the law, where the expert overview and clear layout promote ease of understanding.
Author: Jefferson L. Ingram
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2008
Criminal Procedure: Theory and Practice 2/e presents a broad overview of criminal procedure as well as a detailed analysis of specific areas of the law that require specialized consideration. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to provide students with an updated, comprehensive text written in reader-friendly language to introduce them the field of criminal procedure. Cases are now integrated into each chapter and comments, notes and questions accompany each case. This edition features three new chapters, How Would You Decide exercises and a companion website to support the text. Using a balanced text/case format it provides an overview of criminal procedure as well as a detailed analysis of areas of the law that require specialized consideration.
Author: Joel William Friedman
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
Release Date: 2007
Friedman's Practice Series is keyed to exam preparation with real law school essay exams, model answers, multiple choice questions and academic analysis, and offers students insights into writing essay exams in core courses. Features: Real law school essay exams from top law schools Multiple-choice questions with model answers Professor analysis of multiple-choice questions Student insight into writing essay exams
International Criminal Procedure: Principles and Rules is a comprehensive study of international criminal proceedings written by over forty leading experts in the field. The book offers a systematic overview and detailed comparison of the standards governing the conduct of proceedings in all major international and internationalized criminal courts from the Nuremberg and Tokyo Tribunals to the recently established Cambodian Extraordinary Chambers and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Based on a major research project, the study covers all procedural phases from the initiation of investigation to the appeals process. It pays special attention to the crosscutting themes which shape the contemporary discourse on international criminal justice, including the law of evidence, the defence issues, the procedural role of victims, and negotiated dismissal of international crime cases. The book not only takes stock of the procedural legacy of the UN ad hoc Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda and the International Criminal Court, but also reflects on the future directions of international criminal procedure. Investigating the tribunals' procedural law and practice through the prism of human rights law, domestic legal traditions, and tribunals' special objectives, the expert group puts forth proposals on how the challenges facing international criminal jurisdictions can best be met. International Criminal Procedure will be an indispensable work for practitioners involved in the adjudication of serious crimes on both national and international level, as well as international law students and academics.
This is the first book of its kind in the Commonwealth Caribbean on Criminal Procedure. Furthermore it is written by someone who has over twenty years experience in the field: as a prosecutor for over a dozen years, as a magistrate, as a criminologist, a criminal justice consultant and finally as a law school lecturer. This book fills a lacuna in Commonwealth Caribbean jurisprudence in that there is currently no local or regional text on criminal practice and procedure. For too long students and practitioners have had to waste time to wade through English and other text in areas that are not even relevant in order to determine their application to these jurisdictions. The book provides a useful reference to clarify what the state of the statutory law is in the Caribbean when compared to similar areas in English law and to discuss the relevant statute and common law in specific areas. It is a text useful not only for law school students but criminal justice professionals such as lawyers and police officers as well.; The content of the book includes both the statute law and common law on criminal practice and procedure in most of the relevant jurisdictions, which include Trinidad Tobago, Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica and Grenada among others. Where the law is the same or similar in some jurisdictions this is emphasised in the text so as to avoid unnecessary repetition in discussion. Attempts will be made to identify specific differences in the laws of different jurisdictions despite their being many commonalities. Recent developments in these areas are also discussed and the impact of the statutory changes in some countries is assessed