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Focusing on the pattern used by most states, the authors of Criminal Procedure provide step-by-step guidance through the typical state court criminal justice system. They explore every facet of criminal procedure from pre-arrest to pretrial, trial, postconviction, and appellate proceedings. Footnote documentation citing pivotal Supreme Court decisions is included. Topics covered include: Detection and investigation of crime Search and seizure and restrictions The scope and application of the Miranda rule The Sixth Amendment The adversary system and the determination of guilt and innocence Postconviction reviews Habeas corpus And more In addition, this title: Analyzes the law governing all of the major steps in the criminal justice process, starting with investigation and ending with postappeal collateral attacks Identifies the critical issues, exploring their dimensions, and identifying and critiquing actual and proposed solutions Shows the pattern in choices made across the country, especially by legislation or court rules, when constitutional doctrine permits significantly alternative standards and procedures Goes beyond “the law” as it currently stands, exploring as well its historical roots and underlying policies