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.
- Each chapter includes chapter outline, key terms and concepts, as well as numerous boxes defining terms and elaborating on the text.
- Part II contains briefs of judicial decisions related to the topics covered in the the text, in order to help the reader learn rule of law as well as the reasoning of the court that guides future court rulings.
- Part III contains the Constitution of the United States of America, a Glossary and a Table of Cases.
Students and beginning professionals in the criminal justice field.
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
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- © Anderson 2010
- 2nd April 2010
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Jacqueline Kanovitz is an expert on constitutional law and criminal justice. She has written 12 consecutive editions of this highly successful textbook, spanning more than 45 years. She was a Professor at the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law from 1968-1998, where she was a prolific writer and received numerous awards both for scholarship and teaching excellence. She currently holds the title of Professor of Law Emeritus.
Jacqueline Kanovitz was a Professor at the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law from 1968-1998, where she was a prolific writer and received numerous awards both for scholarship and teaching excellence. She currently holds the title of Professor of Law Emeritus.