Aspen Publishing

Adjudicative Criminal Procedure: Doctrine, Application, and Practice, Second Edition

Jens David Ohlin


  • ISBN: 9798886143157

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  • Description

    Adjudicative Criminal Procedure: Doctrine, Application, and Practice, Second Edition, is designed to respond to the changing nature of teaching law by offering a flexible approach with an emphasis on application. Each chapter focuses on Supreme Court cases that articulate the constitutional requirements, while call-out boxes outline statutes or state constitutional law provisions that impose more stringent rules. Short problem cases, also in boxes, ask students to apply these principles to new fact patterns. Each chapter ends with a Practice and Policy section that delves deeper into the conceptual and practical obstacles to the realization of procedural rights in the daily practice of criminal law. The result is a modular format, presented in a lively visual style, which recognizes and supports the diverse pedagogical approaches of today’s leading criminal procedure professors. 

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    New to the Second Edition:  

    • Coverage of Ramos v. Louisiana (2020) and simplified discussion of the constitutional requirement of jury unanimity, replacing the chaotic situation from Apodaca and its confusing array of overlapping plurality opinions. 
    • Supreme Court’s decision in Edwards v. Vannoy (2021) that Ramos does not apply retroactively on federal habeas review. Materials on retroactivity and habeas, often perplexing for students, are presented in clear and simple terms. 

    Benefits for instructors and students: 

    • A mixture of classic and new Supreme Court cases on criminal procedure. 
    • Call-out boxes that outline statutory requirements. 
    • Call-out boxes that focus on more demanding state law rules. 
    • Problem cases that require students to apply the law to new facts. 
    • A Practice and Policy section which allows a deeper investigation of doctrinal and policy controversies, but whose placement at the end of each chapter maximizes instructors’ freedom to focus on the materials that most interest them. 
    • Modest number of notes and questions, inviting closer examination of doctrine and generating class discussion, without overwhelming or distracting students. 
    • Innovative pedagogy, emphasizing application of law to facts (while still retaining enough flexibility to be useful for a variety of professors with different teaching styles) 
    • Logical organization and manageable length. 
    • Open, two-color design with appealing visual elements (including carefully selected photographs). 

    Teaching materials include: 

    • Teacher’s Manual with case analysis, answers to Problem Cases and teaching guidance. 
    • Sample syllabi. 
    • PowerPoint slides for each chapter. 
  • Additional Product Details

    Publication Date: 9/15/2023
    Copyright: 2023
    Pages: 806
    Connected eBook with Study Center + Print Book: 9798886143157
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