Rules of Criminal Procedure: Constitutional Laws and Procedure for the Criminal Justice Student

Rules of Criminal Procedure is designed to provide the student with an entry point to laws related to the criminal process, also commonly referred to as criminal procedure. It is designed to be a plain English overview of the background and application of procedural law. It is written for those who are entering the study of criminal justice from the perspective of a front-line practitioner in the system (peace officer, security, social services, courts, corrections) as opposed to being written as an introduction to the legal profession. You will find in this book a series of cases that have been edited for readability and to help those new to legal issues appreciate the relationship of case law and procedural law. There is at least one case to support each individual chapter.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Criminal Procedure 11
Constitutional Protections 17
Arrest Procedures 26
Search Warrants 37
Initial Appearance and Preliminary Hearing 41
The Grand Jury 49
Pre-trial procedures 57
Trial by Jury or by the Court 77
Sentencing 87
Appeals 90
Bail and Other Procedural Issues 95
Addenda 100
Glossary 101
Constitution of the United States 105
The Bill of Rights 119
11th through 27th Amendments 122
Amendments to the US Constitution 124
Case law - Marbury v. Madison (1803) 133
Case law - Illinois v. Gates (1983 142
Case law - Terry v. Ohio (1968) 159
Case law - Mapp v. Ohio (1961) 175
Case law - Gideon v. Wainwright (1963) 186
Case law - U.S. v. Dionisio (1973) 192
Case law - County of Riverside v. McLaughlin (1991) 200
Case law - Snyder v. Massachusetts (1934) 209
Case law - U.S. v. Booker (2005) 222
Case law - State v. Sweet (1978) 250
Case law - Ahmad v. Plummer (2010) 259
Case law - Darden, et al v. The City of Clanton (2015) 262
Forms 275