"Illuminating concepts in plain language, eliminating unnecessary legal jargon, and clarifying nuances in the law, this new edition of Constitutional Law and Criminal Justice simplifies understanding of the United States judicial system for those without advanced legal training. It also provides a much-needed update by including decisions by the Supreme Court of the United States since the first edition as well as a discussion on the current makeup and policy of the Supreme Court.The Second Edition includes:Learning objectives added to each chapterAn extended discussion on the issue of "Does the United States have an unwritten constitution in addition to a written one?"Summary outlines of recent Supreme Court decisionsRevisions to all chapters in accordance with Supreme Court decisions since the first editionEdits to cases and excerpts to enhance understanding of the materialA summary added to each chapterThe book begins with an overview of the Bill of Rights, followed by an examination of the components of the judiciary. It moves on to a discussion of due process, the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments, and the exclusionary rule. Additional chapters address civil liability and the criminal justice professional as well as the impact of terrorism on the right of habeas corpus. Review questions and relevant cases in each chapter illustrate legal applications of each topic. With a balanced approach of illustration, clarity, and conciseness, Constitutional Law and Criminal Justice, Second Edition is a remarkable improvement upon its predecessor. It gives you the key information to understand the most important issues regarding the Constitution and its application in the judicial system."--Provided by publisher.
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Introduction to the U.S. Constitution Introduction Original Constitution Bill of Rights Supreme Law of the Land Overview of the Judiciary Members of the U.S. Supreme Court in 2014 Capstone Case: United States volume Lopez, 514 U.S. 549 (1995) Summary Questions in Review The Concept of Due Process Introduction Defining Due Process Early History of Due Process Clause States and the Fourteenth Amendment Police Power Vagueness Equal Protection of the Law Capstone Case: Medina volume California, 505 U.S. 437 (1992) Summary Questions in Review Fourth Amendment History Overview of the Amendment What Constitutes a Search? Probable Cause Warrants ARRESTS Capstone Case: Atwater volume City of Lago Vista, 149 L. Ed. 2d 549 (2001) Recent Court Decisions Summary Questions in Review Fourth Amendment Issues Introduction Searches without Warrants No Reasonable Expectation of Privacy Situations Arrests without Warrants Terry Stops Traffic Stops Scope of the Search Wiretaps Recent Court Decisions Summary Questions in Review Exclusionary Rule Introduction Exceptions to the Rule Noncriminal Trial Proceedings Situations Where the Rule Has Not Been Applied Exclusionary Rule and the Fifth Amendment Exclusionary Rule and the Sixth Amendment Recent Court Decisions Summary Questions in Review Fifth Amendment Issues Introduction Grand Jury Double Jeopardy Self-Incrimination Miranda Warning Exceptions to the Rule Failure to Advise Defendant of Other Suspected Crimes Fruit of the Poisonous Tree Involuntary Confessions Commenting on Defendant's Silence Recent Court Decision Summary Questions in Review Sixth Amendment Issues Introduction Speedy Trial Public Trial Impartial Jury Judicial District in Which the Crime Was Committed Informed of the Nature and Cause of the Accusation Right to Confront Witnesses Compulsory Process for Obtaining Witnesses Assistance of Counsel Guilty Pleas Capstone Case: United States volume Gonzalez-Lopez, 548 U.S. 140 (2006) Recent Court Decisions Summary Questions in Review The Eighth Amendment Introduction Death Penalty as Cruel and Unusual Noncapital Punishments Jail and Prison Conditions as Cruel and Unusual Court Sentences as Cruel and Unusual Bail Recent Court Decisions Summary Questions in Review The First Amendment Introduction Religious Issues Freedom of the Press Right to Assemble and Free Speech Petitions to the Government Right of Privacy Obscenity Students and the First Amendment Prisoners and the First Amendment Recent Court Decisions Summary Questions in Review Civil Liability Introduction Federal Civil Rights Liability of Federal Agents under 42 U.S.C.S. § 1983 Officer's Duty to Arrest Liability for Failure to Train Police Officers Immunity Prosecutors Capstone Case: Wilson volume Layne, 526 U.S. 603, 628 (1999) Recent Court Decisions Summary Questions in Review Writ of Habeas Corpus Introduction Boumediene volume Bush Case Procedure for Obtaining Writ Summary Questions in Review References Glossary Appendix A: U.S. Constitution Appendix B: Search warrants Appendix C: August 2005 Term - at Alexandria.