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This book explores how research and policy thinking about sentencing are dominated by a paradigm of presumed autonomous individualism. It argues that this results in an artificial and abstracted image of sentencing practices. Tata interrogates how we should make sense of sentencing which, despite huge efforts world-wide to critique, measure, and reform it, remains an enigma. Sentencing: A Social Process proposes a fresh approach. By conceiving sentencing as a social process, seemingly obvious binary oppositions (e.g. rules versus discretion; aggravating versus mitigating factors; offence versus offender; individualisation versus consistency; the penal and therapeutic) dissolve. Proposing new research and policy agendas, the book rethinks classic conundrums such as rules and discretion; consistency and individualisation; the efficiency and the quality of justice; punishment and humane treatment; technology and judging; and reducing the use of imprisonment.
Analyses the recent, sweeping changes to Scottish criminal evidence law and what they entail Scottish criminal evidence law has recently undergone major, primarily reactive changes, with more reform on the way. These ad hoc developments are fundamentally altering the basic principles of Scottish criminal evidence which have been in place since the 19th century. This book gathers leading experts in the field to analyse these changes, discern any patterns and ask what the ramifications are for the future of Scottish criminal evidence law. The areas affected include: police questioning of suspects, the treatment of vulnerable witnesses in court, hearsay, the admissibility of the accused's previous convictions, the Crown's duty of disclosure and the need for corroboration.
Learning Criminal Procedure teaches students the law of criminal procedure by presenting clear, succinct sets of rules for each topic, summaries of actual cases that illustrate how the rules operate in practice, and substantial excerpts from leading Supreme Court cases. Evolving areas of law are highlighted for the students, and the book contains over one hundred review questions that can be used for classroom discussion or for reinforcing what the students learn in each chapter. The book's authors build on their combined decades of practical experience to explore the law in straightforward text that enables students to easily engage with the subject.
This title is the work of nationally renowned experts on the subject of constitutional criminal procedure. It is ideally suited for a survey course designed to explore and critically examine how the U.S. Supreme Court has dealt with a wide range of highly controversial issues that arise at various stages of the criminal process. Considerable effort has been made to set forth the views of all members of the Court in landmark and important recent cases. The modest size of this volume has been attained not by collecting snippets of many opinions, but by the judicious selection of leading cases. An outstanding feature is the illuminating introductory commentary that appears throughout the book and place the selected cases in general historical and doctrinal perspective.
For more than fifteen years, Criminal Procedure: Principles, Policies and Perspectives (and its softcover versions, Criminal Procedure: Investigating Crime and Criminal Procedure: Prosecuting Crime), written by Joshua Dressler and George C. Thomas III, has sought to inspire students to analyze and critique constitutional and non-constitutional criminal procedure doctrine. The book features careful case selection and editing that includes dissenting and concurring opinions when useful in understanding the law. The Notes and Questions, as well as the Teacher's Manual, are uniformly thoughtful and sometimes even humorous. The Sixth Edition includes most of the cases and material that users have told us were successful in the past. The book continues to include in the trenches material that gives students an idea of what life is like inside the squad car, the interrogation room, and the courtroom. We have added new material: Is it a search when Franky, the drug-sniffing dog, shows up at the front door of your home? Does a search of a cell phone seized incident to arrest require a search warrant? A new case, 5-4, on when an anonymous tip can amount to reasonable suspicion. Can police force an arrestee to permit a swab of the inside of his cheek to collect a DNA sample? Three cases on compelling drunk driving arrestees to give blood or breath samples. Updated judicial and statutory efforts to reform pretrial identification practices. Cases making plain that the double jeopardy clause, when it applies, protects absolutely. Case making it easier for federal habeas corpus petitioners to benefit from new constitutional rules. Material dealing with police use of deadly force against unarmed civilians, too often young, African-American males. New Notes and Questions throughout.
Basic Criminal Procedure is a clear and comprehensive outline of the most important principles and issues taught in the basic Criminal Procedure law school course. It covers the 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments, including Exceptions to the Warrant requirement, Remedies for 4th Amendment violations, the Privilege Against Self-Incrimination, Limits on Identification Evidence and the Right to Counsel. Basic Criminal Procedure also provides sample examination questions and answers.
Designed for use as supplemental reading in an advanced criminal procedure course on the post-investigation processing of a criminal case. Includes a clear, concise, and thorough narrative explanation of the issues involved in the prosecution and adjudication of a criminal case, from the decision to prosecute and pre-trial release through to sentencing, appeal and collateral attack. Ideal reference for students and practitioners.
The fifth edition of The Criminal Process continues in the tradition of previous editions in providing an insightful and stimulating analysis of the key issues in criminal processes and procedures. The authors draw on arguments from the law, research, policy, and principle, to present an authoritative overview of this area of study.
The Fifteenth Edition continues to include all the material required to master the essential issues that arise in both state and federal criminal cases. The book's comprehensive coverage of constitutional, statutory, and ethical rules regulating the criminal process has made it one of the few textbooks that students over the years have opted to keep as a reference for their work as prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judicial clerks. The new edition also continues the custom of incorporating the most thoughtful and provocative commentary available. The authors bring together the latest statistics, relevant legislative trends, and insightful policy and scholarly debates, facilitating critical analysis of the process and its potential reforms. This unique and always up to date framing of the issues has made the book the nation's premier text for teaching criminal procedure year after year.
This book is tailor made for a class on the criminal adjudication process, covering all essential post-investigation steps, from bail to jail . Because the book includes an overview of the criminal process and comprehensive treatment of the right to counsel, it is easily adaptable, permitting teachers to use it for a stand-alone course on criminal prosecutions, a second criminal procedure course to follow a class on police practices and investigations, or an introductory criminal procedure course that students may take before taking a class on the investigative phases. The chapters provide in depth coverage of developing law, often incorporating the latest empirical information, state law trends, ethical rules, and policy debates. Topics include: pretrial detention and release the charging decision preliminary hearing and grand jury review, discovery and disclosure, plea bargaining, trial, double jeopardy, sentencing, appellate and post-conviction review
One of the best-selling casebooks of all time. The book includes all the material required to master the essential issues that arise in federal and state criminal investigations and prosecutions, and affords maximum flexibility to shape a course around a particular teacher's own priorities and interests. Comprehensive coverage of constitutional decisions and statutory regulation is complemented by the latest policy and scholarly debates about such subjects as the evolving regulation of government surveillance, computer and cell phone searches, eyewitness identification, and profiling. Year after year, the book's focus on current issues has made it the leading choice for teaching criminal procedure. The book covers such topics as: Arrest, search and seizure Right to counsel Digital surveillance Police interrogation and confessions Undercover investigations Lineups and other Pre-Trial Identification Procedures Grand jury investigation
Unlike casebooks, this title goes with greater detail into the human stories and the social, political, and legal contexts of the big Supreme Court cases regarding criminal justice. It unearths details not available anywhere else. In addition to great narrative enrichment, it provides the provocative thoughts of highly respected scholars who are each experts on the particular cases they address. This book will greatly enhance the teaching of both police practices (a/k/a Cops and Robbers ) and criminal adjudication (a/k/a Bail to Jail ) by providing both important context not available in any casebook and by offering the insights of some of the scholars who have thought the most deeply about these cases and issues.