Kamisar, LaFave, and Israel's Criminal Procedure: Adjudication, 16th

West Academic Publishing
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Criminal Procedure
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The Sixteenth Edition continues with its comprehensive coverage of the constitutional, statutory, and ethical rules regulating the criminal adjudicatory processes with clear statements of the black-letter law as well as inclusion of the most thoughtful and provocative commentary available. The authors bring together the latest statistics, relevant legislative trends, and insightful policy and scholarly debates, facilitating critical analysis of the process and its potential reforms. The new edition pays increased attention to history, race and racial justice, and empirical studies, framing the issues in a way that makes this textbook the nation’s premier text for teaching criminal procedure.

The book covers such topics as:
  • Right to counsel
  • Pretrial release and detention
  • Prosecutorial discretion in charging
  • Screening the charge, preliminary hearings and grand jury review
  • The charging instrument
  • Location of prosecution
  • Joinder of charges and defendants
  • Speedy trial
  • Discovery and disclosure
  • Guilty pleas and plea bargaining
  • Jury trials and trial rights
  • Double Jeopardy
  • Sentencing
  • Appeals and postconviction

Criminal Procedure: Adjudication includes chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29 from Kamisar, LaFave, and Israel's Modern Criminal Procedure, 16th Edition (2023).