Legal Guide for Police, Ninth Edition: Constitutional Issues

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Jeffery T. Walker is a professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, where he has taught since 1990. He currently serves as the PhD Coordinator. A past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Walker holds joint appointments with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and the University of Arkansas Medical School. His main areas of interest are social/environmental factors of crime and the study of non-linear dynamics as they relate to crime.

Craig Hemmens is professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University. Prior to arriving at WSU, he served as Chair of the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Missouri State University, and before that as Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, Director of the Paralegal Studies Program, and Director of the Honors College at Boise State University. He holds a J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. He has published 20 books and more than 100 articles on a variety of criminal justice-related topics, and has coauthored works with more than 35 different students. His primary research interests are criminal law and procedure and corrections. He served as President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in 2012-2013.

Description

Today’s law enforcement officers, who are required to be highly knowledgeable about the law, will find this guide to be a valuable tool that brings them up-to-date with developments in the law of arrest, search and seizure, police authority to detain, questioning suspects and pretrial identification procedures, police power and its limitations, and civil liability of police officers, and agencies.

Key Features

  • Appendix contains the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment.
  • Table of cases lists every case referenced in the text.

Review

“Legal Guide for Police provides a somewhat broader understanding of laws and court decisions. Although the cases covered are not as in-depth as the Briefs [of Leading Cases in Law] book, Legal Guide contains plenty of discussion to aid officers in understanding the law. This book also includes other court decisions besides those of the U.S. Supreme Court. The authors of both of these books not only have a strong legal background, one also has experience as an LEO. Therefore, legal jargon that’s often contained in cases is recast in language that can both be understood by officers and applied in everyday work. The books can build a strong understanding of the law and can also serve as a wonderful study tool for promotion tests. The books are updated approximately every two years to ensure officers have the most up-to-date information on the laws that affect them. Many law enforcement agencies already use one or both of these books in promotional exams and training. In addition, the authors take feedback from agencies and officers seriously when updating both books.”–LawOfficer.com

Book Details

  • Publisher: Anderson; 9 edition (October 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1437755887
  • ISBN-13: 978-1437755886

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