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Weaver, Burkoff, Hancock, Hoeffel, Singer, and Friedland's Criminal Procedure, A Contemporary Approach

By: Russell L. Weaver, John M. Burkoff, Catherine Hancock, Janet C. Hoeffel, Stephen Singer, Steven I. Friedland
ISBN: 9781628109665

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 digital version allows students immediate access to the full text of cited cases, statutes, articles, and other materials in the Westlaw database. Additionally, this book utilizes the CasebookPlus™ platform, providing your students with digital access to faculty authored self-assessments that provide links to authoritative excerpts from our Hornbook Series, a personal outline starter, and digital access to additional study resources, including Gilbert Law Dictionary.

Spin-off titles also available:

Criminal Procedure: Adjudicative, A Contemporary Approach
ISBN 9781634598644


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

Criminal Procedure: Investigative, A Contemporary Approach
ISBN 9781634598651


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

Sample Materials and Supplements:
Table of Contents
Sample Chapter 3
2016 Supplement
2017 Supplement

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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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Janet C. Hoeffel

Janet (Jancy) Hoeffel specializes in criminal law and procedure, death penalty law and evidence. Her prior work experience includes six years as a public defender for the District of Columbia, where she practiced both trial and appellate advocacy, and as a litigator with a firm in Denver, Colorado.
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Stephen Singer

Stephen Singer is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana where he supervises a criminal defense clinic handling defendants charged with felonies in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court. He also teaches criminal procedure. Professor Singer is a 1988 graduate of Harvard Law School. He has a B.A. degree in History and a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. From 1989 to 1997, Professor Singer was an attorney at the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C.
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Steven I. Friedland

Steven Friedland was a founding faculty member at Elon Law School after teaching at several other schools, including the University of Georgia and Georgia State University, as well as Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where he served as a professor of law for more than a decade. He has received teaching awards at three different law schools, as well as a "teacher of the year" award for all of NSU. Friedland has co-authored several Constitutional Law, Evidence Law, and Criminal Procedure textbooks, as well as three books on law school teaching. He is a national leader and speaker on law school teaching, and has advised the Japan Legal Foundation about starting law schools in Japan and Afghanistan law professors as part of a U.S. A.I.D. project on law teaching in that country. He was one of twenty-six law teachers included in the Harvard University Press book by Michael Hunter Schwartz and Gerry Hess, What the Best Law Teachers Do.
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