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Pennsylvania Criminal Procedure: Elements, Analysis, and Application, 4th Edition (includes CD-ROM)

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Price: $199.00
Item Code: 08673-PBK


The book has 47 chapters. Each chapter is divided into three sections:
Elements: This section presents a succinct summary of the applicable law in outline format.
Analysis: This narrative section explains the law underlying the Elements, including references to the leading cases and areas of concern in future legal developments.
Application: This section includes cases that contain clear statements of the law and cases in which each side has prevailed on the point. This section promises to aid both courts and practitioners in finding parallel precedents useful to the resolution of pending litigation.

Summary of Contents

Part One: Pretrial Issues
Section A: Search and Seizure
Search and Seizure: A Suggested Method of Analysis
Government Authority v. Private Searches
Seizure of the Person—Generally
Plain View
The Warrant Requirement
Probable Cause
Search Warrants
Search Incident to Arrest
Exigent Circumstances
Vehicle Searches
Searches Using Canines
Investigative Detentions
Administrative Searches
Inventory Searches
Fruits and Attenuation
Independent Source Doctrine
Inevitable Discovery Doctrine
Collateral Use Doctrine
The Good-Faith Exception
One-Party Consensual Intercepts
Nonconsensual Wiretap
Litigating the Motion to Suppress

Section B: Confession and Counsel
Confessions at Trial

Section C: Identifications
Witness Identifications

Section D: Miscellaneous Pretrial Proceedings
Bail in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
The Grand Jury: Subpoenas, Immunity, and Pennsylvania Practice
Guilty Pleas

Part Two: Trial Issues
Section A: Speedy Trial
Rule 600: Speedy Trial

Section B: Brady and Discovery
Brady and Discovery

Section C: Jury Procedures
Jury Selection
Batson Challenges in Pennsylvania

Section D: Matters of Evidence and Proof
Testimonial Use of Invocation of Rights
Nontestimonial Evidence
Confrontation Clause
Expert Testimony
Sufficiency and Weight of the Evidence

Section E: Miscellaneous Trial Issues
Judicial Recusal
Prosecutorial Misconduct

Part Three: Special Proceedings
Section A: Juvenile
Juvenile Procedure

Section B: Capital Punishment
The Death Penalty in the Federal System and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Section C: Post-trial Issues
Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
Index of Cases
Subject Index

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Published: 6/1/2015
Pages: 1298
Volumes: 2
Size: 8.5x11


Prof. Bruce A. Antkowiak Esq.
Saint Vincent College