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Subject Area: Criminal Procedure

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Weaver, Burkoff, and Hancock's Criminal Procedure: A Contemporary Approach, 2d

By: Russell L. Weaver, John M. Burkoff, Catherine Hancock
ISBN: 9781640200876

This state-of the-art casebook is both easy and fun to use. It is designed to give you the basis for an enjoyable, comprehensive learning experience for your students, providing you with the sort of piquing materials that should prompt interested and insightful classroom discussion. The focus here is on teachability, rather than encyclopedic coverage of the field. The classic Supreme Court opinions are included, as well as numerous problem-style hypotheticals that are based on the facts of cutting-edge lower court rulings. The casebook also uses text boxes inside the judicial opinions to pose questions for class discussion, provide practice pointers, and share useful links to information about the history and impact of the decisions. This mixed presentation of traditional doctrines and debates about current legal issues allows your students to hone their analytical skills, as they learn to construct the arguments of today's prosecutors and defense counsel in criminal procedure litigation.

As with other books in the Interactive Casebook Series, an accompanying electronic version allows students immediate access to the full text of cited cases, statutes, articles, and other materials in the Westlaw database.

Additionally, this title utilizes the CasebookPlus™ platform. Anchored by faculty-authored self-assessments, CasebookPlus allows students to test their understanding of core concepts as they are learning them in class with quizzes keyed to each chapter, subject area review quizzes, and helpful explanations from the Hornbook Series®. Learn more at Faculty-CasebookPlus.com.

Spin-off titles also available:

Criminal Procedure: Adjudicative, A Contemporary Approach, 2d
ISBN 9781640201163


This book includes chapters 3, and 9-23 of the main volume.

Criminal Procedure: Investigative, A Contemporary Approach, 2d
ISBN 9781640201200


This book includes chapters 1-8 of the main volume.

Sample Materials and Supplements:
Table of Contents
Sample Chapter 3

For more information about this title or to request a complimentary review copy, contact your West Academic Publishing Account Manager at 800-313-9378 or at accountmanager@westacademic.com

More About The Authors
Russell L. Weaver

Professor of Law and Distinguished University Scholar Russell L. Weaver teaches constitutional law, advanced constitutional law, remedies, administrative law, criminal law, and criminal procedure at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. He is also the executive director and past president of the Southeastern Conference of the Association of American Law Schools.
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John M. Burkoff

Professor John M. Burkoff has taught criminal law at the University of Pittsburgh since 1976. He was Associate Dean of Academic Affairs from 2000 to 2004 and has served as chair of the Criminal Justice Section of the Association of American Law Schools. He is the author of 28 books and over 60 articles in the areas of criminal justice and legal ethics.
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Catherine Hancock

Professor Catherine Hancock has taught criminal law at Tulane Law School since 1977. She clerked for Hon. James L. Oakes on the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and later engaged in pro bono criminal defense work. She argued a case in the Supreme Court in 1990. She has authored casebooks, treatises, and articles on criminal procedure and constitutional law, and she has received three teaching awards.
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