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Criminal Law and Procedure
A Courtroom Approach

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March 2019 | 496 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Written by a former federal prosecutor and public defender, Criminal Law and Procedure: A Courtroom Approach introduces students to the essentials of criminal law and procedure by illuminating the legal issues justice professionals face before, during, and after a criminal trial. Through the examination of statutes, edited case excerpts, and recent constitutional interpretation of black letter law, the text bridges the gap between learning criminal procedure and applying criminal law.

Drawing from author Stephanie A. Jirard’s vast experience in both the courtroom and the classroom, Criminal Law and Procedure gets students to think critically about real-world issues and practice applying the law in a just and meaningful way. Accessible and engaging, this text presents criminal law and procedure as an exciting opportunity to have a direct, positive impact on our communities and the criminal justice system.  

Key Features:

  • “Making the Courtroom Connection” boxes help students apply the legal concepts they learn to real-life issues facing law enforcement, the court system, and correctional institutions today.

  • Edited case excerpts connect criminal law and procedure with current case material on relevant topics so students can see the impact of judicial decision making.

  • “Applying the Law to the Facts” boxes engage students’ critical thinking skills and enhance their logical problem-solving abilities by providing opportunities to apply the rule of law to different scenarios.

  • “Springboard for Discussion” prompts spark conversations and invite students to contrast the moral, ethical, and legal implications of criminal law and procedure in a larger context.

  • Problem-solving exercises at the end of each chapter provide students with opportunities to test themselves on the material before a formal assessment.

  • Active Learning Exercises in the Instructor’s Manual enable professors to offer additional opportunities for experiential learning.

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PART 1: THE BASICS: HOW THE LAW WORKS
 
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO THE LAW
SOURCES OF LAW  
THE GEOGRAPHY OF CRIMINAL CASES  
THE ACTORS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM  
PROTECTING CITIZENS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONALS  
FEDERALISM AND STATES’ RIGHTS  
 
CHAPTER 2: THE CRIMINAL TRIAL PROCESS
THE PRETRIAL IDENTIFICATION PROCESS  
THE ADVERSARY SYSTEM  
TRIAL  
HOW A CASE GETS TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT  
 
CHAPTER 3: CRIMINAL LAW BASICS
MENS REA  
ACTUS REUS  
CAUSATION  
PARTIES TO CRIME  
INCHOATE CRIMES  
 
PART II: THE CRIMES: CRIMINAL LAW ELEMENTS
 
CHAPTER 4: CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON
CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON  
SEX OFFENSES  
HOMICIDE  
ROBBERY  
 
CHAPTER 5: CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY
THEFT CRIMES  
WHITE-COLLAR CRIME  
BURGLARY  
ARSON  
 
CHAPTER 6: CRIMES AGAINST THE PUBLIC
CRIMES AGAINST THE PUBLIC  
PUBLIC CORRUPTION  
COMPUTER CRIMES  
TERRORISM  
 
PART III: THE PROCEDURE: THE BILL OF RIGHTS
 
CHAPTER 7: THE FOURTH AMENDMENT AND WARRANTS
THE FOURTH AMENDMENT  
SEIZURES OF THE PERSON  
THE WARRANT REQUIREMENT  
 
CHAPTER 8: EXCEPTIONS TO THE WARRANT REQUIREMENT
WARRANTLESS SEARCHES AND SEIZURES  
THE EXCLUSIONARY RULE AND THE GOOD FAITH EXCEPTION  
 
CHAPTER 9: THE FIFTH AMENDMENT AND CONFESSIONS
THE EVOLUTION OF MIRANDA WARNINGS  
INVOKING THE RIGHTS PURSUANT TO MIRANDA  
WHEN MIRANDA IS VIOLATED  
 
CHAPTER 10: THE SIXTH AMENDMENT & THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL
THE SIXTH AMENDMENT AND THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL  
THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL  
POST TRIAL REPRESENTATION  
 
PART IV: THE PERSONAL: OFFENDER-SPECIFIC PUNISHMENT
 
CHAPTER 11: CRIMINAL LAW AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT
PROTECTED SPEECH  
UNPROTECTED SPEECH  
SPECIAL FIRST AMENDMENT ISSUES  
FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION  
FREEDOM OF RELIGION  
 
CHAPTER 12: DEFENSES
HOW DEFENSES ARE RAISED  
COMPETENCY  
DEFENSES BASED ON EXCUSE  
DEFENSES BASED ON JUSTIFICATION  
 
CHAPTER 13: SENTENCING AND APPEALS
SENTENCING PROCESS  
TYPES OF SENTENCES  
THE DEATH PENALTY  
THE APPELLATE PROCESS  

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site

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  • a password-protected site for complete and protected access to all text-specific instructor resources; 
  • test banks that provide a diverse range of ready-to-use options that save you time. You can also easily edit any question and/or insert your own personalized questions;
  • editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides that offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for your course;
  • exclusive access to full-text, influential SAGE journal articles, which have been carefully selected to tie important research and scholarship to chapter concepts;
  • video and audio links that meet the learning needs of today’s media-savvy students and bring concepts to life; an
  • Active Learning Exercises in the Instructor's Manual offer additional opportunities for experiential learning.


Student Study Site

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  • an open-access site that makes it easy for students to maximize their study time, anywhere, anytime;
  • eFlashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts; and
  • Quizzes that allow students to practice and assess how much they’ve learned and where they need to focus their attention.


“Concise and professional yet motivational for student learning and instructor engagement. I think the examples, activities, and scenarios are the critical pieces that make this text stand out.”

Robert M. Clark, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

“Clear, engaging and written well…easy to follow for students and instructors. It is a very thorough text and I like how the text presents the rule of law…”

Sarah Jakub, M.A., J.D.
Bucks County Community College

“One of the best textbooks I have seen in this field.  Not only is it set up well, but it clearly explains the theories and rules of law and supports the information presented with case law and rule life applications.”

Heather E. Donovan
Lindenwood University

“Excellent, new approach to connecting criminal procedure and law with current case material and relevant topics for new generational learners. It is different than most criminal procedure textbooks available in that it is modern and provides good context for new generation learners.”

Robert B. Lehmann, MSCJ, CHEP
John Tyler Community College

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