Constitutional Law


  • Debra Loevy-Reyes
  • Jacqueline Kanovitz

Presents an up-to-date analysis of critical constitutional issues. Special attention is given to issues of greatest concern to criminal justice personnel - detention, arrest, search and seizure, interrogations and confessions, self-incrimination, due process, and right to counsel. Also includes constitutional aspects of criminal and civil liabilities of justice personnel, and constitutional and civil rights in the workplace.

Part II presents key cases to assist in interpreting the constitutional provisions.

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Book information

  • Published: April 2010
  • ISBN: 978-1-4224-6326-0

Table of Contents

1. History, Structure, and Content of the United States Constitution

2. Freedom of Speech

3. Authority to Detain and Arrest; Use of Force

4. Search and Seizure

5. Laws Governing Police Surveillance

6. Interrogations and Confessions

7. Compulsory Self-Incrimination

8. Right to Counsel

9. Trial and Punishment

10. Constitutional and Civil Rights in the Government Workplace

PART II: Judicial Decisions Relating to Part I

Part III: Appendix: Text of the U.S. Constitution including the Bill of Rights and all effective amendments