Criminal Procedure, Principles, Policies and Perspectives (American Casebook Series)

ISBN-13: 9781634603164

ISBN-10: 1634603168

Author: Joshua Dressler, George Thomas III

Edition: 6

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West Academic Publishing
Hardcover 1641 pages
Law, Writing, Criminology, Criminal Law
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Acknowledged author Joshua Dressler wrote Criminal Procedure, Principles, Policies and Perspectives (American Casebook Series) comprising 1641 pages back in 2016. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 1634603168 and 9781634603164. Since then Criminal Procedure, Principles, Policies and Perspectives (American Casebook Series) textbook received total rating of 4 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $75.56 or rent at the marketplace.


For more than fifteen years, Criminal Procedure: Principles, Policies and Perspectives (and its softcover versions, Criminal Procedure: Investigating Crime and Criminal Procedure: Prosecuting Crime), written by Joshua Dressler and George C. Thomas III, has sought to inspire students to analyze and critique constitutional and non-constitutional criminal procedure doctrine.

The book features careful case selection and editing that includes dissenting and concurring opinions when useful in understanding the law. The Notes and Questions, as well as the Teacher’s Manual, are uniformly thoughtful and sometimes even humorous.

The Sixth Edition includes most of the cases and material that users have told us were successful in the past. The book continues to include “in the trenches” material that gives students an idea of what life is like inside the squad car, the interrogation room, and the courtroom. We have added new material:

  • Is it a search when Franky, the drug-sniffing dog, shows up at the front door of your home?
  • Does a search of a cell phone seized incident to arrest require a search warrant?
  • A new case, 5-4, on when an anonymous tip can amount to “reasonable suspicion.”
  • Can police force an arrestee to permit a swab of the inside of his cheek to collect a DNA sample?
  • Three cases on compelling drunk driving arrestees to give blood or breath samples.
  • Updated judicial and statutory efforts to reform pretrial identification practices.
  • Cases making plain that the double jeopardy clause, when it applies, protects absolutely.
  • Case making it easier for federal habeas corpus petitioners to benefit from new constitutional rules.
  • Material dealing with police use of deadly force against unarmed civilians, too often young, African-American males.
  • New Notes and Questions throughout.