Criminal Procedure: Adjudication (Aspen Casebook) (Paperback)

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Written in a student-friendly manner, the fourth edition of Criminal Procedure: Adjudication eschews excessive reliance on rhetorical questions and law review excerpts in favor of comprehensive exploration of black letter law and current policy issues. Authored by a pair of well-respected criminal and constitutional law scholars, Criminal Procedure: Adjudication utilizes a chronological approach that guides students through criminal procedure doctrine, from prosecution initiation to habeas corpus relief. In addition to presenting the perspectives from various stakeholders (e.g. defense attorneys, judges, prosecutors, and victims), the authors take care to provide students with useful, practice-oriented materials, including pleadings and motions papers. Criminal Procedure: Adjudication not only employs a systemic approach that takes students through each step of criminal adjudication, but also introduces issues at the forefront of modern criminal procedure debates.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • The Fourth Edition has been thoroughly updated to provide analysis of important, recent decisions in the area of Criminal Procedure, including several decisions from the Supreme Court's most recent terms and discussion of policy issues at the forefront of criminal law.
  • New cases include McCoy v. Louisiana (Sixth Amendment right to counsel); Ramos v. Louisiana (trial by jury); Flowers v. Mississippi (jury composition and selection); Jones v. Mississippi (sentencing); Bucklew v. Precythe (the death penalty); and Gamble v. United States (the dual sovereignty doctrine in double jeopardy)

Professors and student will benefit from:

  • Straightforward writing style and dynamic text
    • Clear and not cluttered with law reviews excerpts
    • Relies on cases and author essays rather than excerpts and rhetoric questions
    • Presents thoughtfully edited principal and note cases
  • Intuitive organization and chronological presentation
    • Presents topics in easy-to-understand approach from prosecution to post-conviction relief
    • Approachable organization based on common progression through criminal justice system
  • Systematic and cohesive presentation of topics
    • Explores underlying policy before heading into doctrinal specifics
  • Practice-oriented features
    • Discussion of important, modern criminal procedure issues
    • Useful examples for future and current criminal law practitioners

Teaching materials Include:

  • Teacher's Manual
  • PowerPoints
  • Practice exams
  • Supplemental handouts and practice materials
  • Companion video

Product Details
ISBN: 9781543846096
ISBN-10: 1543846092
Publisher: Aspen Publishing
Publication Date: January 31st, 2022
Pages: 560
Language: English
Series: Aspen Casebook