Essentials of Criminal Justice,

Essentials of Criminal Justice,

Part 1book to use and other book can be use as wellSiegal, L. J., & Worrall, J. L., Essentials of Criminal Justice, 9th Ed., Cengage

Chapter 8

  1. Should those accused of violent acts be subjected to preventive detention instead of bail, even though they have not been convicted of a crime? Is it fair to the victim to have the alleged attacker running around loose?
  2. Should criminal defendants be allowed to bargain for a reduced sentence in exchange for a guilty plea? Should the victim always be included in the plea bargaining process?
  3. What purpose does a grand jury or preliminary hearing serve in adjudicating felony offenses? Should one of these methods be abandoned, and if so, which one?
  4. Do criminal defendants enjoy too many rights a trial? Why or why not?
  5. Should people be denied the right to serve as jurors without explanation or cause? In other words, should the peremptory challenge be maintained?
  6. “In the adversary system of criminal justice, the burden of proof in a criminal trial to show that the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt is on the government.” Explain the meaning of this statement.

Part 2
book to be use del Carmen, R. V. Criminal Procedure: Law and Practice, 9th Ed., Cengage

Chapter 9

  1. What is the plain view doctrine? Discuss its three requirements.
  2. “If the three requirements for the plain view doctrine are not met, any evidence seized is not admissible in court.” Is this statement true or false? Explain your answer.
  3. What is inadvertence? Is it a plain view requirement? Give an example of inadvertence.
  4. What is curtilage? How is curtilage determined?

Chapter 10

  1. What four constitutional rights are likely to be invoked by suspects during the pretrial identification stage? Briefly discuss how each applies to lineups, showups, and photographic displays.
  2. “A suspect is entitled to a lawyer during a police lineup.” Is this statement true or false? Explain your answer.
  3. “A suspect’s right to protection against self-incrimination is violated in a police lineup.” Is this statement true or false? Justify your answer.
  4. What can the police do if a suspect refuses to appear in a lineup?
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