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For courses in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and the Constitution. This text combines criminal law, criminal procedure and the Constitution from a practitioner's point of view. Drawing on the author's vast professional experience, it gives readers what most survey books do not, the ability to analyze criminal justice situations from a legal perspective. Discussion of the Constitution and U.S. Supreme Court decisions are integrated throughout each chapter. Edited case excerpts appear throughout and retain original court language, detailed analysis and questions to illustrate fundamental legal concepts. Building on its more effective treatment of case law, the book clearly shows the relationship between criminal law, criminal procedure the Constitution.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780131756311
ISBN-10: 0131756311
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 203mm x 24mm)
Pages: 504
Imprint: Prentice Hall
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 7-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Stephanie Jirard

A Massachusetts native, Stephanie A. Jirard is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. She received her B.A. in history from Cornell University and her J.D. from Boston College Law School. She is a former Lieutenant in the United States Navy's Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps where she defended sailors and Marines at courts-martial and administrative discharge boards in Louisiana. At the Navy's personnel headquarters in Washington, D.C., Jirard advised senior command officers in the areas of sexual harassment, provided training on processing child sexual abuse and other family abuse cases, and was responsible for the timely processing of all Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act requests forwarded to the Headquarters command. Jirard was a Trial Attorney at the United States Department of Justice in the Civil Division, Torts Branch defending the United States in environmental tort and human radiation experiment lawsuits across the country. She also served as an Assistant United States Attorney and an Assistant Federal Public Defender both in the District of Massachusetts. Her last public service was as an Assistant State Public Defender in the capital litigation unit in Columbia, Missouri, representing indigent men in death-penalty cases.