This Exam Study Guide is designed to assist you in your study of the laws of Arrest, Search and Seizure, Confession Law and Eyewitness Identification for exam preparation or general knowledge. It consists of hundreds of questions testing your knowledge of the various cases and rules related to modern constitutional criminal procedure. In critical areas, some questions purposely provide a repetitive approach so that your memory and grasp of that part of the subject are solidified.
Part 1 provides a comprehensive presentation of exam strategies designed to assist you exam preparation. The theories, concepts and strategies have been gleaned from decades of experience in preparing students for college exams, police entry exams, and promotional exams.
Part 2 consists of the sophisticated exam questions related to the pertinent classical and current judicial decisions which directly impact the day-to-day activity of today’s law enforcement and criminal justice community. The exam items relate to cases from the United States Supreme Court and various federal courts. A few state cases have also been included to demonstrate where states may depart from the federal view.
Police officers, sheriff’s officers and investigators, as well as law school and college students and teachers will find these practice questions to be an invaluable resource for the study of criminal procedure, providing a challenging bank of testing material for the law of arrest, search warrants, exceptions to the warrant requirement, privacy expectations, private searches, regulatory and administrative searches, fire scenes, investigative detentions (stop and frisk), motor vehicle stops, and the good faith exceptions to the state and federal exclusionary rules. Also included are the laws related to interviews, confessions and Miranda, as well as rules and laws related to eyewitness identification.
For your convenience, most references are to Criminal Procedure for Law and Justice Professionals, where a comprehensive treatise on the subjects may be found.