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Courts: A Text/Reader

by Cassia Spohn Craig Hemmens

Intended for graduate and undergraduate study of the judicial system, this textbook on the United States criminal court system provides an overview of the processes, research principles and classic case studies that define this institution. Spohn (criminology and criminal justice, Arizona State U.) and Hemmens (criminal justice, Boise State U.) have made the text for accessible for students who are not necessarily studying law, and they include discussion questions, readings and exercises that focus more on the practical aspects of courts and less upon legal theory. An online site provides additional Internet resources for students, and instructors can order an additional CD-ROM that contains a test bank, PowerPoint slides and classroom activities. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Legal Guide for Police

by Craig Hemmens Jeffery T. Walker

Legal Guide for Police, 10th edition, is a valuable tool for criminal justice students and law enforcement professionals, bringing them up-to-date with developments in the law of arrest, search and seizure, police authority to detain, questioning suspects and pretrial identification procedures, police power and its limitations, and civil liability of police officers and agencies. Including specific case examples, this revised edition provides the most current information for students and law enforcement professionals needing to develop a modern understanding of the law. Authors Walker and Hemmens have added introductory and summary chapters to this edition, which aid readers in understanding the context, importance, and applicability of the case law. All chapters have been updated to reflect U.S. Supreme Court decisions up to and including the 2013 term of court. Among the important new cases covered are: Bailey v. United States (2013), Berghuis v. Thompkins (2010), Kentucky v. King (2010), Maryland v. King (2013), and Michigan v. Bryant (2011). A helpful Appendix contains the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment, and a Table of Cases lists every case referenced in the text.

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