This title analyzes the law governing all major steps in the criminal justice process, beginning with investigation and ending with post-appeal collateral attacks. All major themes are covered, with emphasis upon those basic issues deemed most significant in the case law and literature. Because of their special importance, leading Supreme Court opinions are given in-depth treatment. All Hornbook sections are cross-referenced to comparable sections of the authors’ 7-volume Criminal Procedure treatise (readily available on Westlaw database CRIMPROC) containing more detailed analysis and citations to additional supporting authorities.

Imprint: West Academic Publishing
Series: Hornbooks
Publication Date: 12/12/2016

Wayne R. LaFave, University of Illinois College of Law

Jerold H. Israel, University of Michigan Law School

Nancy J. King, Vanderbilt University Law School

Orin S. Kerr, University of CA-Berkeley School of Law


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Revision and expansion as necessary of all sections in all existing chapters to reflect many developments occurring in the field of criminal procedure over the past seven years, with particular emphasis on the numerous decisions of the United States Supreme Court during that interval.

Additionally, among other topics, expanded discussion of:

  • the implementation of the Rules of Professional Responsibility within the criminal justice process;
  • Federal-state cooperative enforcement programs;
  • Revision of Federal Rule 12 and similar state law revisions relating to the law governing pleadings;
  • Federal and state “privacy” legislation bearing upon grand jury subpoenas directed to service-providers and government agencies

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