Criminal Procedures

Author: Marc L. Miller
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454860891
Release Date: 2015-02-20
Genre: Law

In Criminal Procedures: Prosecution and Adjudication: Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials, the highly respected author team presents a student-friendly, comprehensive survey of the laws and practices at work between the time a person is charged and when the courts resolve the offender's conviction and sentence. In the Fifth Edition, the authors retain the vitality and contemporary approach of the book with an updated selection of cases and statutes and expanded discussions of important topics. Covering in detail the "bail-to-jail" portions of the criminal process, this casebook features: Extensive use of documents from multiple institutions including U.S. Supreme Court cases, state high court cases, state and federal statutes, rules of procedure, and prosecutorial policies; a real world perspective that focuses on high-volume issues of current importance to defendants, lawyers, courts, legislators, and the public; interdisciplinary examination of the impact that different procedures have on the enforcers, lawyers, courts, communities, defendants, and victims; and frequent use of Problems that gives the instructor options for applying concepts and doctrines in realistic practice settings. Key Features of the New Edition: Includes coverage of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding ineffective assistance of counsel during plea negotiations. Reflects current debates about prosecutorial declinations in the context of marijuana possession charges. Introduces students to debates over prosecutor compliance (or non-compliance) with their discovery and disclosure obligations before trial. Traces the impact of the "innocence movement" on the regulation of criminal investigations. ;

Criminal Procedures

Author: Marc L. Miller
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454881049
Release Date: 2016-09-27
Genre: Law

Criminal Procedures: Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials 2016 Supplement

Plea Bargaining

Author: Milton Heumann
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226331881
Release Date: 1981-08-15
Genre: Political Science

"That relatively few criminal cases in this country are resolved by full Perry Mason-style strials is fairly common knowledge. Most cases are settled by a guilty plea after some form of negotiation over the charge or sentence. But why? The standard explanation is case pressure: the enormous volume of criminal cases, to be processed with limited staff, time and resources. . . . But a large body of new empirical research now demands that we re-examine plea negotiation. Milton Heumann's book, Plea Bargaining, strongly and explicitly attacks the case-pressure argument and suggests an alternative explanation for plea bargaining based on the adaptation of attorneys and judges to the local criminal court. The book is a significant and welcome addition to the literature. Heumann's investigation of case pressure and plea negotiation demonstrates solid research and careful analysis."—Michigan Law Review

Federal Courts

Author: Jonathan R. Siegel
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454860983
Release Date: 2015-04-27
Genre: Law

This new casebook provides clear and comprehensive coverage with thoughtful case selection and an engaging presentation. Grounded in essential cases and doctrines, it makes a difficult subject accessible for students while providing a thorough, nuanced treatment of the course. For use in a 3- or 4-credit course in Federal Courts or Federal Jurisdiction. Key Features More cases, fewer notes Thoughtful case selection Emphasis on canonical cases Notes that provide nuanced understanding, but that don't bog things down with every last detail Discussion problems provided throughout Comprehensive coverage, including It covers Justiciability, Jurisdiction, Erie & Federal Common Law, Lawsuits Against Governments and Government Officials (Federal and State Sovereign Immunity, Bivens, Section 1983, and Official Immunity), Abstention Doctrines, Supreme Court Review of State Courts, and Habeas Corpus.

Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law

Author: Lisa G. Lerman
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454874799
Release Date: 2016-03-20
Genre: Law

Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law, Fourth Edition is a problem-based casebook with a contemporary and thoughtful approach to challenging ethical dilemmas, encouraging deep analysis and lively class discussion. Thoroughly updated, the Fourth Edition presents: Recent changes to the Model Rules and other new developments in the law governing lawyers, and numerous new examples of recent cases of lawyer misconduct Six new problems on conflicts of interest, a criminal defense lawyer s duty to investigate, prosecutorial investigations, and relationships between lawyers and judges Up-to-date discussions of how the Internet is affecting law practice, including the use of e-mail, social media, blogging, and raising capital for law firms by crowdfunding Expanded coverage of the post-recession changes in the legal profession Discussion of the implications for confidentiality of employer monitoring of employees, government monitoring of electronic communications, and hacking of law firm computer systems Deeper coverage of ethical issues for prosecutors Lerman/Schrag/Gupta Model Rules supplement includes 115 practice questions and detailed answers to help students prepare for the MPRE, and a selection of provisions from the state ethics codes that diverge from the Model Rules for comparative analysis

Criminal Procedure

Author: Erwin Chemerinsky
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business
ISBN: 1454807121
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Law

Written in the student-friendly style that characterizes Chemerinsky's Constitutional Law casebook, Criminal Procedure: Adjudication features cases, minor cases, and author-written essays while omitting both notes in the form of rhetorical questions and excerpts from law review articles. The chronological organization moves through the criminal justice process, from investigation to habeas corpus. Dynamic text guides students through understanding the law with tightly edited cases, samples of legal pleadings arguing the issues, and perspectives from prosecutors, defense, counsel, judges, police, and victims alike. Each chapter has a consistent, systematic approach, beginning with an introduction laying out the nature of the issue, followed by a discussion on the history and development of the law. Then, examples of recent and seminal cases reveal how key criminal procedure issues have been raised, and an analytic approach toward resolving each issue shows what worked and why. The Second Edition has been thoroughly updated and provides analysis of the impact of important recent decisions, such as Arizona v. Gant, Herring v. U.S., Berghuis v. Thompkins, Maryland v. Shatzer, Montejo v. Louisiana, and Perry v. New Hampshire. In addition, the Second Edition examines new decisions affecting right to counsel. New supplemental handouts and practice materials are available on the companion website. Features: Written in the approachable style of Chemerinsky's Constitutional Law casebook features cases and minor cases offers author-written essays omits both notes in the form of rhetorical questions and excerpts from law review articles Organized chronologically through the adjudication process Dynamic text guides students through understanding the law tightly edited cases samples of legal pleadings arguing the issues perspectives from prosecutors, defense, counsel, judges, police, and victims Consistent systematic approach to topics in each chapter an introduction laying out the nature of the issue discussion of the history and development of the law examples of recent and seminal cases that raise key criminal procedure issues analytic approach toward resolving a specific legal issue--what worked and why questions--and answers--to provoke class discussion Thoroughly updated, the revised Second Edition presents: Analysis of the impact of recent decisions Missouri v. Frye Lafler v. Cooper Skilling v. United States Michigan v. Bryant Bullcoming v. New Mexico Williams v. Illinois Graham v. Florida Miller v. Alabama Examination of new decisions' effects right to fair trial habeas corpus law

Comprehensive Criminal Procedure

Author: Ronald Jay Allen
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454877363
Release Date: 2016-02-29
Genre: Law

Comprehensive Criminal Procedure is a casebook for all introductory courses in criminal procedure law (including both investigation and adjudication courses, as well as comprehensive and survey courses). The casebook focuses primarily on constitutional criminal procedure law, but also covers relevant statutes and court rules. The casebook is deliberately challenging it is designed for teachers who want to explore deeply not only the contemporary state of the law, but also its historical and theoretical foundations. The casebook incorporates a particular emphasis on empirical knowledge about the real-world impacts of law-in-action; the significance of race and class; the close relationship between criminal procedure law and substantive criminal law; the cold reality that hard choices sometimes must be made in a world of limited criminal justice resources; and, finally, the recognition that criminal procedure law always should strive to achieve both fairness to the accused and justice for society as a whole.

National Cleansing

Author: Benjamin Frommer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521008964
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

National Cleansing examines the prosecution of more than one-hundred thousand suspected war criminals and collaborators by Czech courts and tribunals after the Second World War. As the first comprehensive history of postwar Czech retribution, this book provides a new perspective on Czechoslovakia's transition from Nazi occupation to Stalinist rule in the turbulent decade from the Munich Pact of September 1938 to the Communist coup d'état of February 1948. Based on archival sources that remained inaccessible during the Cold War, National Cleansing demonstrates retribution's central role in the postwar power struggle and the contemporary expulsion of the Sudeten Germans.

Traversing the Ethical Minefield

Author: Susan R. Martyn
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454874867
Release Date: 2017-11-22
Genre: Law

Traversing the Ethical Minefield: Problems, Law, and Professional Responsibility, Fourth Edition offers students accessible, teachable problems and notes that clarify and encourage analysis of the law governing lawyers. The book’s innovative pedagogy (combination of relevant and interesting problems faced by fictitious law firm “Martyn and Fox,” cases, ethics opinions, thematic notes, and short stories) supports its focus of teaching the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers as well as conveying the complexities of ethical dilemmas in legal practice. The book’s manageable length makes it short enough to provide focus, but long enough to convey the rich texture of the material.

Evidence Under the Rules

Author: Christopher B. Mueller
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454858942
Release Date: 2014-12-17
Genre: Law

The eighth edition of Evidence Under the Rules: Text, Cases, and Problems, one of the most widely-adopted Evidence coursebooks ever published, has been thoroughly revised and redesigned to be even more teachable and student friendly. A new two-color design enhances the reading experience, and new text boxes (many with photographs) provide interesting background on select cases and additional perspectives on key issues. Many elements, however, remain the same, including: the book’s structuring around the Federal Rules of Evidence; carefully edited cases and secondary materials; and the inclusion of numerous problems that allow students to apply new concepts.

California School Law

Author: Frank Kemerer
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804788427
Release Date: 2013-10-02
Genre: Law

Now in its third edition, California School Law is the only comprehensive source discussing how federal and state law affects the day-to-day operation of the state's traditional public, charter, and private schools. While the book is comprehensive, the authors have written it for a broad audience. California School Law has become a coveted desk-top reference for administrators, governing board members, school attorneys, union leaders, and policymakers. It also has been widely adopted as a classroom textbook in educational administration and education law classes. The first chapter provides an explanation of the legal framework within which California schooling takes place and key players at the state, district, and school level. Ensuing chapters examine student attendance and truancy, curriculum law, employment law, teacher and student rights of expression, the school and religion, students with disabilities, student discipline, privacy and search and seizure, and legal liability in both state and federal court. Also included are chapters on unions and collective bargaining, educational finance issues, and racial and gender discrimination. Appendices provide a glossary of legal terminology, an explanation of how to find and read legislative enactments and judicial decisions, and a list of sources for accessing law. The book's table of contents is included on this website. Law never stands still. To keep current with changing legal precedent, the authors maintain a cumulative update for the third edition at

Trial Techniques and Trials

Author: Thomas A. Mauet
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454888123
Release Date: 2017-03-12
Genre: Law

By far the most thorough and detailed of the books in the field, Trial Techniques and Trials, Tenth Edition is a comprehensive yet concise handbook that covers all aspects of the trial process and provides excellent examples illustrating strategies for opening statements, jury selection, direct- and cross-examination, exhibits, objections, and more. Extensive examples are clustered into three groups: personal injury, commercial, and criminal for ease in finding particular areas of trial practice. Tom Mauet, renowned for his skills both as a writer and litigator, breaks the trial process down into its critical components for better and quicker student comprehension.