Gilbert Law Summary on Criminal Procedure

Authors: Marcus, Paul / Wilson, Melanie D.
Edition: 20th
Copyright Date: 2021
  • Publication Date: June 30th, 2021
  • ISBN: 9781636590943
  • Subject: Criminal Procedure
  • Series: Gilbert Law Summaries
  • Type: Outlines
  • Description: A criminal procedure outline that highlights all of the key criminal procedure decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court in an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand format that includes check lists, visual aids, and practice exam questions (and answers) — both essay and short answer.

    Topics covered include: Fourth Amendment search and seizure — including arrests and other detentions; the exclusionary rule; confessions — including the rules established by Miranda v. Arizona and the Fifth Amendment privilege against compelled self-incrimination; and a discussion of trial rights — such as the right to a speedy trial, the right to trial by jury, and the right to counsel. The outline also discusses bail, the government’s “Brady” obligations to disclose exculpatory evidence, the burden of proof, guilty pleas, sentencing, the death penalty, ex post facto issues, appellate rights, habeas corpus, prisoners’ rights, double jeopardy, and juvenile offenders.

    The outline is an effective supplement to all criminal procedure textbooks, and standing alone provides a sound overview of all major constitutional criminal procedure issues.