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Criminal Procedure

Criminal Procedure

Fifth Edition
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October 2022 | 824 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This contemporary, comprehensive, case-driven textbook from award-winning teacher Matthew Lippman covers the constitutional foundation of criminal procedure and includes numerous cases selected for their appeal to today’s students. Organized around the challenge of striking a balance between rights and liberties, Criminal Procedure emphasizes diversity and its impact on how laws are enforced. Built-in learning aids, including You Decide scenarios, Legal Equations, and Criminal Procedure in the News features, engage students and help them master key concepts. Fully updated throughout, the Fifth Edition includes today’s most recent legal developments and decisions.

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Criminal Procedure
Chapter 2 The Sources of Criminal Procedure
Chapter 3 Searches and Seizures
Chapter 4 Stop and Frisk
Chapter 5 Probable Cause and Arrests
Chapter 6 Searches and Seizures of Property
Chapter 7 Inspections and Regulatory Searches
Chapter 8 Interrogations and Confessions
Chapter 9 Eyewitness and Scientific Identifications
Chapter 10 The Exclusionary Rule and Entrapment
Chapter 11 Civil and Criminal Remedies for Constitutional Violations
Chapter 12 The Initiation of the Legal Process, Bail, and the Right to Counsel
Chapter 13 The Courtroom: The Pretrial and Trial Process
Chapter 14 Sentencing and Appeals
Chapter 15 Counterterrorism
Case Index
Subject Index
About the Author


Student Resource Site

The open-access Student Study Site makes it easy for students to maximize their study time, anywhere, anytime. It offers flashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts, as well as learning objectives that reinforce the most important material.
Instructor Resource Site

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LMS cartridge included with this title for use in Blackboard, Canvas, Brightspace by Desire2Learn (D2L), and Moodle

The LMS cartridge makes it easy to import this title’s instructor resources into your learning management system (LMS). These resources include:
  • Test banks
  • Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook
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You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site.

Matthew Lippman has a way of presenting difficult material in a manner that is logical. Students understand criminal procedure by breaking down concepts with landmark cases and examples.

Annette Berry
Criminal Justice Studies, Univ Of Michigan-Dearborn
December 10, 2023
Key features
  • The new edition is available in Sage Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality Sage textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support.
  • New cases on technology and privacy, as well as new discussions on seizures in Chapter 3.
  • New case content on exigent circumstances in Chapter 4.
  • Chapter 12 includes new case discussions on prosecutorial discretion in the role of the defense counsel.
  • New case and discussion of the jury and a fair trial, plus dual sovereignty doctrine in Chapter 13.
  • Chapter 15 has been updated with new material on States Secret Doctrine, FISA, FISA warrants, military commissions, and drones.
  • Updates to all chapters to incorporate Supreme Court decisions since the prior edition of the book.
  • New You Decide exercises and Crim Procedure in the News features throughout for application of concepts and critical thinking with contemporary examples and content.
  • Edited cases introduced by clear and accessible descriptions provide students with concrete examples and illustrations and expose them to the actual documents that have shaped the American criminal justice system. Additional edited cases are available on the student study site.
  • Criminal Procedure in the News excerpts expose students to contemporary developments in the law through current events.
  • A chapter-opening vignette drawn from a case in the chapter gets students immediately involved in the content that follows.
  • Test Your Knowledge questions at the beginning of each chapter help students activate prior knowledge read with purpose for topics they don't yet know.
  • Legal Equations offer visual overviews of the laws and concepts discussed in the text.
  • Questions after each case reinforce learning and help students uncover the key points.
  • A chapter-ending Legal Terminology section with corresponding Glossary helps students master the vocabulary of the criminal justice system.
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