About the Book
University of California at Irvine, School of Law
Laurie L. Levenson
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
2008. 1,248 pages. ISBN: 978-0-7355-6964-5. With Teacher’s Manual.
About the Book
Erwin Chemerinsky and Laurie L. Levenson bring to this casebook a wealth of experience as practicing attorneys, law professors, and authors. Written in the approachable style that characterizes Chemerinsky’s Constitutional Law casebook, Criminal Procedure guides students to an understanding of the law through tightly edited cases and a dynamic and innovative pedagogy.
Criminal Procedure offers:
- eloquent and substantive writing that draws on deep wells of experience and scholarship
- a dynamic and innovative pedagogy that includes tightly edited cases, author-written essays, legal pleadings that argue the issues, and the perspectives of prosecutors, defense counsel, judges, police, and victims
- a chronological organization that walks the student through the criminal justice process, from the investigation to habeas corpus
- a consistently systematic treatment of topics in every chapter:
- an introduction to the underpinning issues of the law
- discussion of the history and development of the law in response to those issues
- examples of recent or seminal cases that have shaped the law
- analysis of the success or failure of the law to adequately remedy the issue that gave rise to its inception
- Supreme Court cases through October Term 2006, along with many familiar chestnuts
- a detailed Teacher’s Manual that includes questions and answers for classroom discussion
- a complete teaching package that includes PowerPoint slides, a DVD that presents the facts and backgrounds of several key cases, and this companion website
Dynamic and innovative, Criminal Procedure shows—through clear and succinct text, tightly edited cases, legal pleadings, and the perspectives of participants and players—a complete picture of the criminal procedure system.