Legal Guide for Police

Legal Guide for Police, 9th Edition

Constitutional Issues

Legal Guide for Police, 9th Edition,Jeffery Walker,Craig Hemmens,ISBN9781437755886



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Key Features

  • Appendix contains the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment.
  • Table of cases lists every case referenced in the text.


Today's law enforcement officers, who are required to be highly knowledgeable about the law, will find this guide to be a valuable tool that brings them up-to-date with developments in the law of arrest, search and seizure, police authority to detain, questioning suspects and pretrial identification procedures, police power and its limitations, and civil liability of police officers, and agencies.

Jeffery Walker

Jeffery T. Walker is a professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, where he has taught since 1990. He currently serves as the PhD Coordinator. A past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Walker holds joint appointments with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and the University of Arkansas Medical School. His main areas of interest are social/environmental factors of crime and the study of non-linear dynamics as they relate to crime.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR, USA

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Craig Hemmens

Craig Hemmens is professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University. Prior to arriving at WSU, he served as Chair of the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Missouri State University, and before that as Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, Director of the Paralegal Studies Program, and Director of the Honors College at Boise State University. He holds a J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. He has published 20 books and more than 100 articles on a variety of criminal justice-related topics, and has coauthored works with more than 35 different students. His primary research interests are criminal law and procedure and corrections. He served as President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in 2012-2013.

Affiliations and Expertise

Washington State University, USA

Legal Guide for Police, 9th Edition

1. Results of Failure to Comply with Constitutional Mandates

2. Police Power and Limitations

3. Police Authority to Detain

4. Law of Arrest

5. Search and Seizure with a Warrant

6. Search and Seizure without a Warrant

7. Questioning Suspects

8. Pretrial Identification Procedures

Appendix: Bill of Rights (First Ten Amendments) and Fourteenth Amendment

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