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
The Warrant Requirement
Search Incident to Arrest
Searches Using Canines
Fruits and Attenuation
Independent Source Doctrine
Inevitable Discovery Doctrine
Collateral Use Doctrine
The Good-Faith Exception
One-Party Consensual Intercepts
Litigating the Motion to Suppress
Section B: Confession and Counsel
Confessions at Trial
Section C: Identifications
Section D: Miscellaneous Pretrial Proceedings
Bail in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
The Grand Jury: Subpoenas, Immunity, and Pennsylvania Practice
Part Two: Trial Issues
Section A: Speedy Trial
Rule 600: Speedy Trial
Section B: Brady and Discovery
Brady and Discovery
Section C: Jury Procedures
Batson Challenges in Pennsylvania
Section D: Matters of Evidence and Proof
Testimonial Use of Invocation of Rights
Sufficiency and Weight of the Evidence
Section E: Miscellaneous Trial Issues
Part Three: Special Proceedings
Section A: Juvenile
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
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