Legal Guide for Police: Constitutional Issues, 10th edition

Legal Guide for Police
Cover reflects old, 9th edition. New cover forthcoming.

By Jeffery T. Walker and Craig Hemmens

List Price: $42.95



  • Provides a concise treatment of up-to-date 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
  • Appendix contains the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment, and a Table of Cases lists every case referenced in the text
  • All-new ancillary materials enhance learning for students of criminal justice

Table of Contents

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. Conclusion

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

Updates to this Edition

  • Case law updated to include important  cases that affect police
  • Introduction and conclusion chapters added to provide context for the reader
  • Photos added for visual interest
  • All-new ancillary package

Planned Supplements

  • Instructor’s Guides for every chapter that include learning objectives, discussion questions, and more
  • PowerPoint presentations for every chapter
  • Test Bank Questions (multiple-choice and true/false) for every chapter
  • Interactive online case studies illustrating legal principles

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