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Learning Criminal Procedure: Investigations teaches students the law that governs the investigation of criminal cases. The book presents the legal rules directly in plain language. Each topic includes a clear, straightforward description of the binding legal rules, illustrations of how the rules are applied using examples and summaries of cases, and longer excerpts of the leading Supreme Court cases. The book highlights evolving or ambiguous areas of the law, and provides scores of review questions so that students can test their mastery of each issue. The book's authors build on their combined decades of practical experience to explain the law in plain language and explore the policy justifications behind the rules. The teacher's manual contains dozens of suggestions for interactive student exercises and further problems for students to discuss during class.

Imprint: West Academic Publishing
Series: Learning Series
Publication Date: 08/21/2019

Ric Simmons, Ohio State University College of Law

Renee M. Hutchins, University of District of Columbia Law School


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New cases discussed:

Carpenter v. United States, 138 S.Ct. 2206 (2018) (Chapters 7, 8).

Manuel v. City of Joliet, Ill., 137 S.Ct. 911 (2017) (Chapter 9).

County of Los Angeles v. Mendez, 2017 WL 2322832, __ S.Ct. __ (2017) (Chapter 9).

Birchfield v. North Dakota, 136 S. Ct. 1241 (2016) (Chapter 13).

Collins v. Virginia 584 U.S. __, 2018 WL 2402551 (2018) (Chapter 15).

United States v. Patel, 2015 WL 2473445 (2015) (Chapter 18).

Riley v. California, 134 S.Ct. 2473 (2014) (Chapter 18).

Heien v. North Carolina, 135 S.Ct. 530 (2014) (Chapter 19).

Rodriguez v. United States, 135 S.Ct. 1609 (2015) (Chapter 19).

Dahda v. United States, 584 U.S. __, 138 S.Ct. 1491 (2018) (Chapter 20).

Byrd v. United States, 138 S.Ct. 1518 (2018) (Chapter 22).

Utah v. Strieff, 136 S.Ct. 2056 (2016) (Chapter 23).

White v. Pauly, 580 U.S. ___, 137 S.Ct. 538 (2017) (Chapter 23).

Kisela v. Hughes, 584 U.S. ___ (2018), No. 17-467 (Chapter 23).

There are no completely new chapters or deleted chapters. However, Chapter 8 is completely re-written in response to the new Supreme Court cases on the third-party doctrine. In addition, there is a new Chapter 28 in the Investigations volume only that combines Chapters 30-32 of the full book.

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