Current Legal Issues in Criminal Justice: Readings by Craig HemmensCurrent Legal Issues in Criminal Justice: Readings by Craig Hemmens

Current Legal Issues in Criminal Justice: Readings

EditorCraig Hemmens

Paperback | September 30, 2014

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Timely and topical, Current Legal Issues in Criminal Justice is a collection of in-depth essays on "hot-button" issues. The contributors - renowned scholars who have taught criminal justice and written extensively on legal issues - approach their material from both legal and sociologicalperspectives in order to give students a more nuanced understanding of each topic. Short, framing introductions preface each article and put the material in context, and critical-thinking questions follow each chapter. Written in accessible and jargonfree - but not "dumbed-down" - language, this text investigates such relevant topics as gun control, racial profiling, private prisons, medical marijuana, surveillance technology, juvenile waiver laws, inmate litigation, drug testing, the death penalty, sex offenderregistration, and confessions and interrogations law.
Craig Hemmens is Chair and Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University.
Title:Current Legal Issues in Criminal Justice: ReadingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 7.4 × 0.71 inPublished:September 30, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199355339

ISBN - 13:9780199355334

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Table of Contents

About the EditorAbout the ContributorsCraig Hemmens: PrefaceAcknowledgmentsSection I: Legal Issues and Police1. Claire Nolasco and Aneta Spaic: Surveillance Technology and the Reasonable Expectation of Privacy2. Marvin Zalman: Interrogations, Law, and False Confessions3. Jeffery T. Walker: The Restriction and Likely Elimination of the Exclusionary Rule4. Brian Withrow and Jeffery D. Dailey: Racial Profiling and the LawSection II: Legal Issues and Courts5. Mai E. Naito and Michael Vaughn: DNA Evidence and Wrongful Convictions: Causes, Consequences, and Remedies6. Fran Bernat and Simon Zschirnt and Nicholas Godlove: The Implications of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claims7. Rodney L. Engen and Ronald F. Wright: Sentencing Reforms and the Supreme CourtSection III: Legal Issues and Corrections8. Barbara Belbot and Michael Cavanaugh: Inmate Litigation and the Constitution9. Barbara Sims and Megan Reynolds and Leah Taylor: Sex Offender Registration, Notification, and Civil Commitment Statutes: Due Process vs. Community Safety10. Jared Eilison and Emily Wright: Private Prisons and the Law11. Valerie Bell and Leonard Decker: Collateral Consequences: The "Gift" That Kepps On GivingSection IV: Legal Issues and Juvenile Justice12. Benjamin Steiner: Juvenile Waiver Laws13. Claudia San Miguel: A Contemporary Analysis of Drug Tests, the Fourth Amendment, and the Court's Rationale for Warrantless and Suspicionless Searches14. Taylor Brickley and Katherine Bennett: Juvenile Life Without Parole and the Juvenile Death PenaltySection V: Miscellaneous Legal Issues15. Darrell Ross: Section 1983 Litigation in Criminal Justice16. Stacy Moak and Rocio Roles: Medical Marijuana and the States17. Robert P. Stallings and Shannon Womer Phaneuf and Jon Cooper: Have "Three Strikes" Laws Struck Out?18. Brian Iannacchione: Case Processing and Plea Bargaining19. David Brody and Chyla Aguiar: Gun Control20. Sue Carter Collins: The Patriot Act: Where Is It Today?Glossary

Editorial Reviews

"The approach of this book is excellent. It would work very well in an advanced topics class on criminal justice issues." --Theodore P. Byrne, California State University, Dominguez Hills