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Focusing on the investigation phase of criminal procedure, Criminal Procedure: Investigation combines Laurie L. Levenson's first-hand experience in the criminal justice system with Erwin Chemerinsky's student-friendly writing style. The Third Edition examines the impact of a host of recent developments in the courts and legislature on the process investigating crime. It eschews reliance on rhetorical questions and law review excerpts in favor of comprehensive exploration of black letter law and trendsetting policy issues. The book utilizes a chronological approach that guides students through criminal procedure doctrine from rules governing law enforcement investigation to matters related to habeas corpus relief. In addition to presenting the perspectives from various stakeholders, the authors take care to provide students with useful, practice-oriented materials.
Required Texts for Criminal Practice Skills - Spring 2020
Receive complimentary lifetime digital access to the eBook with new print purchase. Adjudicatory Criminal Procedure is a truly distinct offering in the crowded criminal procedure textbook market. Carefully-edited cases, statutes, and rules frame the book's insightful commentary and illuminating analysis. The textbook's focus on federal procedure is complemented by a thoughtful recognition of the significance of state practice. Built-in, optional skills exercises grounded in the doctrine, and interactive hyperlinks to up-to-date, real-world applications of covered legal concepts accentuate this lean and well-edited modern textbook. The students and professors who work through the rich material will have the choice of a variety of pedagogical tools to enhance comprehension and mastery. With its mixture of doctrine, theory, policy, practical skills focus, and use of interactive resources, this is a textbook designed to help professors challenge the students of today and prepare the lawyers of tomorrow.
Criminal Litigation & Legal Issues in Criminal Procedure is designed to incorporate the substantive law of criminal procedure into a trial advocacy course. The traditional trial advocacy course is concerned almost exclusively with "skills training" (e.g., learning techniques for cross-examining a witness), but does not incorporate much, if any, substantive law. Conversely, a traditional substantive course on criminal law or criminal procedure focuses exclusively on legal principles and doctrine, but does not involve training students in courtroom advocacy skills concerning substantive law. In Criminal Litigation & Legal Issues in Criminal Procedure, author Brent Newton merges elements from these two types of courses into one and seeks to bridge the gap between them.