Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment

Author: John R. Vile,David L. Hudson Jr.

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 145223423X

Category: Reference

Page: 928

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Covering the key concepts, events, laws and legal doctrines, court decisions, and litigators and litigants, this new reference on the law of search and seizure—in the physical as well as the online world—provides a unique overview for individuals seeking to understand the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. More than 900 A to Z entries cover the key issues that surround this essential component of the Bill of Rights and the linchpin of a right to privacy. This two-volume reference—from the editors of CQ Press’s award-winning Encyclopedia of the First Amendment—features a series of essays that examine the historical background of the Fourth Amendment along with its key facets relating to: Technology Privacy Terrorism Warrant requirement Congress States A to Z entries include cross-references and bibliographic entries. This work also features both alphabetical and topical tables of contents as well as a comprehensive subject index and a case index.At a time when threats of crime and terrorism have resulted in increased governmental surveillance into personal lives, this work will serve as an important asset for researchers seeking information on the history and relevance of legal rights against such intrusions. Key Features: More than 900 signed entries, including 600 court cases and 100 biographies Preface by noted journalist Nat Hentoff From the editors of CQ Press’s award-winning Encyclopedia of the First Amendment
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The Law of Pre-Trial Criminal Procedure in Namibia

Author: Mapaure, Clever,Ndjodi, M.L.

Publisher: University of Namibia Press

ISBN: 9991642234

Category: Law

Page: 526

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The Namibian Constitution entrenches fundamental rights and freedoms, and provides for their vertical and horizontal application in any criminal process. However, since Independence in 1990, Namibia has developed its own criminal jurisprudence. Criminal procedure and law are taking new shape. Namibian courts have pronounced on criminal issues, and legislation has been passed to keep up with the demands, aspirations, spirit, and vision of the Namibian Constitution and its people. CLEVER MAPAURE, NDJODI NDEUNYEMA, PILISANO MASAKE, FESTUS WEYULU and LOIDE SHAPARARA have written an invaluable book that deals with these developments. It explains the rights of individuals, the duties of law enforcement officers, and the procedures of the courts in criminal cases. The Law of Pre-Trial Criminal Procedure in Namibia introduces readers to the fundamental principles and values underlying Namibian criminal law, through a systematic examination of the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977) as amended, which was originally passed by the legislature of South Africa, and still regulates criminal procedure in Namibia, the amendments to it since 1990, and relevant Namibian Case Law. The book captures and discusses the law relating to the pre-trial criminal process in Namibia in detail, from the roles of the prosecutor and the police, search, seizure and forfeiture, interrogation, notices and summons, arrest, court appearance, bail, criminal charges, disclosure, diminished capacity, right to assistance, to pleas and plea-bargaining.
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Fundamentals of Texas Trial Practice - 3rd Edition - (Includes May 2012 Cumulative Supplement)

Author: Robert R. Barton

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1578232619

Category: Law

Page: 286

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Fundamentals of Texas Trial Practice is a trial advocacy book designed for Texas practitioners. It discusses the fundamental techniques and methodologies of effectively preparing and presenting a case in accordance with the Texas Rules of Evidence and Texas civil and criminal procedure. While Fundamentals of Texas Trial Practice is intended principally to serve as a tool for beginning practitioners, experienced trial lawyers are likely to find many key insights and suggestions that will increase their effectiveness as a result of Judge Barton’s multifaceted perspective as Judge, Prosecutor, Professor and Trial Lawyer. The Fundamentals of Texas Trial Practice is comprehensive in that it covers trial preparation, making and responding to objections, jury selection, making an opening statement, conducting direct and cross-examination, impeaching and rehabilitating witnesses, offering and opposing exhibits, direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses, the court’s charge to the jury, and closing arguments. As is true of a good trial lawyer, Fundamentals of Texas Trial Practice is brief and simple. Its coverage of the subjects of trial practice is succinct, direct and clear, and focuses on the fundamentals that are essential to being an effective trial lawyer. Each chapter contains cross-references to other chapters to enable the reader to perceive the progression of a trial and integrate its various parts into a coherent whole. At the end of each chapter is an extensive bibliography to relevant parts of leading treatises on trial advocacy. In sum, the Fundamentals of Texas Trial Practice is a valuable resource for both the novice and the seasoned veteran trail lawyer alike.
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Violent Offenders: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice

Author: Matt DeLisi,Peter J. Conis

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763797901

Category: Law

Page: 470

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Although the public interest in criminal predators is extensive, the criminology of criminal predators is fragmented. Violent Offenders: Theory, Research, Policy and Practice, Second Edition aims to demystify the many different types of violent offenders we hear about in the media. This newly revised and updated Second Edition is a compilation of original scholarship from an international collection of applied and academic criminologists. Based not only on history and academic research but also on the experiences of author Peter Conis as a 25 year veteran of law enforcement, it provides students with a realistic view of why people commit violent crimes and how our criminal justice system, as a whole, responds to these offenders and these violent acts. It contains cutting-edge material on the broad category of criminal predators, including homicide offenders, sex offenders, financial predators, and conventional street criminals. Unlike other texts on the subject that narrowly focus on one type of criminal (e.g., serial killers), this updated Second Edition illustrates the systemic importance of predation in antisocial behavior. This book is divided into two parts; part one covers the theoretical and disciplinary foundations of the study of violent behavior, spanning the disciplines of sociology, psychology, biology, and neuroscience. Part two covers the policy and practice of responding to violent offenders from the insightful perspectives of people who work among them on a daily basis. New and Key Features of the Second Edition: • Contains 10 NEW chapters (5 in theory and research and 5 in policy and practice). These additions provide greater overall coverage of sociological theory, evolutionary psychology theory, and female offenders. The section on policy and practice is organized to be consistent with the criminal justice system, from law enforcement through the courts, to corrections. • Hands-on research and practitioner expertise illustrate today’s study of criminal predation • Provides clear explanations of how criminological theory relates to the formation of a criminal offender to help students understand the reasons behind a person’s violent actions Instructor Resources: - Test Bank - Lecture Outline (Word doc.) - PowerPoint Lecture Outlines
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Criminal Law and Procedure

An Introduction

Author: Ronald J. Bacigal

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766830837

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Criminal Law and Procedure: An Introduction, 2nd Edition is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the practice and theory of criminal law. Written primarily for paralegal, legal studies, and criminal justice students at the college level, this book also serves as an excellent introductory guide for anyone preparing for a career in law.
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A Primer on Crime and Delinquency Theory

Author: Robert M. Bohm

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 165

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This slim volume offers a comprehensive survey of the major criminological and delinquency theories including their philosophical foundations and policy implications. The text can be used as either a primary text or as a supplement for other texts, anthologies, or collections of journal articles.
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Pluralism in International Criminal Law

Author: Elies van Sliedregt,Sergey Vasiliev

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019100829X

Category: Law

Page: 410

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Despite the growth in international criminal courts and tribunals, the majority of cases concerning international criminal law are prosecuted at the domestic level. This means that both international and domestic courts have to contend with a plethora of relevant, but often contradictory, judgments by international institutions and by other domestic courts. This book provides a detailed investigation into the impact this pluralism has had on international criminal law and procedure, and examines the key problems which arise from it. The work identifies the various interpretations of the concept of pluralism and discusses how it manifests in a broad range of aspects of international criminal law and practice. These include substantive jurisdiction, the definition of crimes, modes of individual criminal responsibility for international crimes, sentencing, fair trial rights, law of evidence, truth-finding, and challenges faced by both international and domestic courts in gathering, testing and evaluating evidence. Authored by leading practitioners and academics in the field, the book employs pluralism as a methodological tool to advance the debate beyond the classic view of 'legal pluralism' leading to a problematic fragmentation of the international legal order. It argues instead that pluralism is a fundamental and indispensable feature of international criminal law which permeates it on several levels: through multiple legal regimes and enforcement fora, diversified sources and interpretations of concepts, and numerous identities underpinning the law and practice. The book addresses the virtues and dangers of pluralism, reflecting on the need for, and prospects of, harmonization of international criminal law around a common grammar. It ultimately brings together the theories of legal pluralism, the comparative law discourse on legal transplants, harmonization, and convergence, and the international legal debate on fragmentation to show where pluralism and divergence will need to be accepted as regular, and even beneficial, features of international criminal justice.
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