November 09, 2018

New edition of ABA book helps lawyers master criminal law from investigation to post-conviction

CHICAGO, Nov. 9, 2018 — “Criminal Procedure in Practice, Fifth Edition,” is a new book published by the American Bar Association that takes readers step-by-step through the basics of the criminal justice system and breaks down even the most complex topics. Renowned criminal procedure experts and authors Paul Marcus, Melanie D. Wilson and Jack B. Zimmerman have written a clear and focused guidebook for new prosecutors and defense attorneys.

By explaining all principal Supreme Court decisions and detailing misunderstood subjects — including standing, fruit of the poisonous tree, car stops, privilege against self-incrimination, eyewitness identification, habeas corpus and double jeopardy — “Criminal Procedure in Practice” analyzes the law consistently across civilian and military settings. The authors use personal experiences and anecdotes to highlight common tactics, strategies and techniques while cautioning against familiar pitfalls. Lawyers, police officers and judges will find this new edition both an indispensable introduction to criminal procedure and a valuable reference for first-time scenarios.

Marcus is the Haynes Professor of Law at the College of William & Mary School of Law in Williamsburg, Va. He is an expert on criminal procedure and criminal justice and the author of numerous books and dozens of articles on the subject.  Wilson is the dean and Lindsay Young Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville. In addition to her leadership duties, she has published multiple books and scholarly articles about the Fourth and Sixth Amendments and about issues of prosecutorial ethics. Zimmermann, a partner in the Houston law firm, Zimmermann Lavine & Zimmermann P.C., represents clients in criminal cases at trial and on appeal in state, federal and military courts worldwide, including several high-profile cases. He is board certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and board certified as a criminal trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Title:                            Criminal Procedure in Practice, Fifth Edition
Publisher:                    ABA Book Publishing
Pages:                         432 pages
Product Code:             5090163
ISBN:                           9781641052474
Size:                            6 x 9, Paperback and e-Book
Price:                           $110.95
Orders:                        800-285-2221 or

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