Legal Guide for Police, 10th edition, is a valuable tool for criminal justice students and law enforcement professionals, bringing 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. Including specific case examples, this revised edition provides the most current information for students and law enforcement professionals needing to develop a modern understanding of the law.
Authors Walker and Hemmens have added introductory and summary chapters to this edition, which aid readers in understanding the context, importance, and applicability of the case law. All chapters have been updated to reflect U.S. Supreme Court decisions up to and including the 2013 term of court. Among the important new cases covered are: Bailey v. United States (2013), Berghuis v. Thompkins (2010), Kentucky v. King (2010), Maryland v. King (2013), and Michigan v. Bryant (2011). A helpful Appendix contains the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment, and a Table of Cases lists every case referenced in the text.
Jeffery T. Walker is Professor and Chair in the Department of Justice Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He was formerly at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, where he served as Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice. Walker has written 10 books and more than 70 journal articles and book chapters. He has obtained more than $9 million in grants from the Department of Justice, National Institute of Drug Abuse, and others. He is a past President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Editorial experience includes service as Editor of the Journal of Criminal Justice Education, and Journal of Critical Criminology. Walker also served as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), conducting major felony crime investigations. Walker received his B.S. in Personnel Management and Computer Science from the University of Arkansas in 1984, and his M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, in 1988. He completed his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University in 1992. Craig Hemmens is chair and professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University. He has previously served as Chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Missouri State University, as well as Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Boise State University. He is a past President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Professor Hemmens has published 19 books and more than 100 articles on a variety of criminal justice-related topics. 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. In 2016 he was awarded the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) presitigious FOUNDER'S AWARD for outstanding contributions to criminal justice education and ACJS.
1. Introduction 2. Results of Failure to Comply with Constitutional Mandates 3. Police Power and Limitations 4. Police Authority to Detain 5. Law of Arrest 6. Search and Seizure with a Warrant 7. Search and Seizure without a Warrant 8. Questioning Suspects 9. Pretrial Identification Procedures 10. Taking the Law to the Streets