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.
Facts101 is your complete guide to Criminal Procedure, Law and Practice. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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]
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.
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: 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: 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.