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Fundamental Cases in Criminal Justice by Adam J. McKee

Fundamental Cases in Criminal Justice

by Adam J. McKee

280 pages
This book provides a cross section of United States Supreme Court cases dealing with a broad spectrum of criminal justice issues in a readable, abridged format. The cases have been selected not only to introduce the student to important points of law, but also to provide an in-depth overview of how the Court goes about the important task of interpreting the Bill of Rights.

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About the Book
This book provides a selection of cases that covers the major divisions of the criminal justice system: Police, Courts, Corrections, and Juvenile Justice. Each case had been edited for readability, and confusing citations and references have been removed.

Part I provides an overview of the importance of the Supreme Court's role in interpreting constitutional safeguards to civil liberties. This section includes Barron v. Baltimore (1833), Gideon v. Wainwright (1963), and Powell v. Alabama (1932).

Part II provides an overview of issues surrounding police procedure. This section includes Terry v. Ohio (1968), Chimel v. California (1969), United States v. Drayton (2002), Caroll v. United States (1925), Maryland v. Wilson (1997), Warden v. Hayden (1967), Miranda v. Arizona (1966), New York v. Quarles (1984), Weeks v. United States (1914), Mapp v. Ohio (1961), United States v. Leon (1984), Nix v. Williams (1984), Tennessee v. Garner (1985), and Monell v. Department of Social Services (1978).

Part III contains cases dealing with criminal courts and the sentencing of criminal defendants. This section includes United States v. Salerno (1987), Blackledge v. Allison (1977), Santobello v. New York (1971), Boykin v. Alabama (1969), North Carolina v. Alford (1970), Ricketts v. Adamson (1997), Bordenkircher v. Hayes (1978), Williams v. Florida (1970), Batson v. Kentucky (1986), Furman v. Georgia (1972), Gregg v. Georgia (1976), McCleskey v. Kemp (1987), Atkins v. Virginia (2002), Blakely v. Washington (2004), and District Attorney's Office v. Osborne (2009).

Part VI contains cases dealing with Corrections issues. Included cases are Hudson v. Palmer (1984), Wolf v. McDonnell (1974), Mempa v. Rhay (1967), Morrissey v. Brewer (1972), and Gagnon v. Scarpelli (1973).

Part V contains cases dealing with juvenile justice issues. Included cases are Breed v. Jones (1975), In Re gault (1967), In Re Winship (1970), McKeiver v. Pensylvania (1971), and Schall v. Martin (1984).



About the Author
Dr. Adam McKee is an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He teaches a broad spectrum of courses, including policing and law.



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