Criminal Procedure Today, second edition continues to present the difficult and extensive topic of criminal procedure in an easy-to-understand format. The book uses a relevant, engaging style and familiar, concrete words whenever possible, making complicated procedural issues accessible and relevant to students. This mid-level book is appealing to all readers because it is thorough without being encyclopedic. Most professors prefer either the black letter law approach or the case approach when teaching criminal procedures; in Criminal Procedure Today, respected author Cliff Roberson combines both in a way that will please everybody.
New to this edition: New cited cases include the power of police to make arrests and stop vehicles, traffic stops, drug checkpoints, use of illegally seized evidence, and probable cause to search passengers. Discussions on the newest cases from the U.S. Supreme Court including the -Soccer Mom- case (Atwater v. Lago Vista); Florida v. J.L. on the use of anomalous tips to search vehicles; Apprendi v. New Jersey; Ferguson v. City of Charleston; Kyllo v. United States; Texas v. Cobb; and Knowles v. Iowa. New or expanded discussions on: Online research, search and seizure, impermissible searches, when the right to counsel attaches, grand juries, right to trial by jury, indictments, identification problems, sequential viewing of photo lineups, eyewitness misidentification problems, DNA testing problems, exclusionary rule, and police misconduct.show more