Comprehensive Criminal Procedure

Ronald Jay Allen, Joseph L. Hoffmann, Debra Ann Livingston, Andrew D Leipold, Tracey L Meares

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Comprehensive Criminal Procedure, Fifth Edition is perfect for all introductory courses in criminal procedure law (including both investigation and adjudication courses, as well as comprehensive and survey courses). The casebook focuses primarily on constitutional criminal procedure law, but also covers relevant statutes and court rules. The casebook is deliberately challenging—it is designed for teachers who want to explore deeply not only the contemporary state of the law, but also its historical and theoretical foundations. The casebook incorporates a particular emphasis on empirical knowledge about the real-world impacts of law-in-action; the significance of race and class; the close relationship between criminal procedure law and substantive criminal law; the cold reality that hard choices sometimes must be made in a world of limited criminal justice resources; and, finally, the recognition that criminal procedure law always should strive to achieve both fairness to the accused and justice for society as a whole.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherWolters Kluwer
Number of pages1800
ISBN (Electronic)9781543822670
ISBN (Print)9781543804362
StatePublished - Jul 31 2020

Publication series

NameAspen Casebook Series


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