Constitutional Rights of the Accused analyzes federal constitutional rights, focusing on frequently litigated topics such as arrest, search and seizure, and confessions. Organized to follow the course of any criminal action, it provides insight on many topics.
Publication Date: 2015- (kept current with pocket parts)
Focusing on the pattern used by most states, the authors of Criminal Procedure provide step-by-step guidance through the typical state court criminal justice system. They explore every facet of criminal procedure from pre-arrest to pretrial, trial, postconviction, and appellate proceedings. Footnote documentation citing pivotal Supreme Court decisions is included.
Orfield's Criminal Procedure Under the Federal Rules provides a detailed treatment of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and their constitutional underpinnings. Scholarly in its approach yet practical in its application, this multiple-volume set covers: appeal, arraignment, history of federal criminal procedure since 1789, indictment and information, preliminary proceedings, each rule's scope, special proceedings.
Publication Date: 2003- (kept current with pocket parts)
Substantive Criminal Law analyzes the law in terms of caselaw and statutory law via the Model Penal Code. The text focuses on the ways specific crimes and general principles of criminal law are defined by state statutes and interpreted by the courts.
Extensive discussion of the Model Penal Code provides accurate assessment of the statutory particulars of each state, as well as their probable ramifications.
Publication Date: 1997- (kept current with pocket parts)
Wharton's Criminal Evidence thoroughly analyzes applicable Federal Rules of Evidence and cases interpreting the rules. Expert authors compare and contrast corresponding evidentiary rules, statutes, and individual state cases. All evidence and admissibility principles are treated specifically as they apply to criminal cases. This title contains expert guidance for both defense and prosecution on handling witnesses, impeachment rules, lay witness opinion, expert testimony, and real and demonstrative evidence.
It discusses admissibility rules, including relevance, hearsay, privileged communications, authentication and identification, best evidence issues, and burdens of proof. The authors include major Supreme Court criminal evidence decisions.
The multivolume Wharton's Criminal Law examines and analyzes the phases of substantive criminal law in state and federal jurisdictions. This set includes: specific definitions of dozens of existing and emerging types of crimes; discussion of the types of defenses; structural analysis of each basic principle of criminal law, including its roots, developments, and present status; in-depth discussion of the American Law Institute's Model Penal Code.
Use this multiple-volume set as a first-search reference for handling criminal cases. Expert resource provides essential coverage of the law by thoroughly analyzing common-law development and criminal procedure. Text traces statutory and judicial changes, as well as modifications, in common law. Subjects include criminal and juvenile court, venue, arrest, extradition, preliminary hearings, search and seizure, and grand juries. Addresses indictment, bail, arraignment and pleas, pre-trial motions and objections, and discovery. Discusses self-incrimination, trial, opening statements, and closing arguments. Complete post-trial coverage, including charge to jury, jury separation and deliberation, verdict, motions, sentence, punishment, appeal, and post-conviction remedies.