Written in a simple, straightforward manner, this book will help today's criminal justice student better understand con law issues as well as the complicated development of constitutional rights and law. In its simple, easy to understand format, this book is a must for both current criminal justice professionals and students studying to enter the p

part |2 pages

Section One: Introduction to Constitutional Law

chapter 1|4 pages

Why is the Constitution So Important?

chapter 2|20 pages

A Brief History of the U.S. Constitution

part |2 pages

Section Two: Article III - The Judiciary

chapter 3|8 pages

Organization of the Courts

ByII. One Supreme Court

chapter 4|8 pages

Judicial Power

ByII. “Shall Be Vested”

chapter 5|8 pages

Judicial Review


part |2 pages

Section Three: First Amendment - Religion and Expression

chapter 6|22 pages

Religion: An Overview

chapter 7|16 pages

Freedom of Expression: Speech and Press

chapter 8|4 pages

Rights of Assembly and Petition

part |2 pages

Section Four: Fourth Amendment - Search and Seizure

chapter 10|6 pages

Arrests and Other Detentions

chapter 11|8 pages

Searches and Seizures Pursuant to Warrant

ByII. Issuance by Neutral Magistrate

chapter 12|4 pages

Execution of Warrants

chapter 15|6 pages

Enforcing the Fourth Amendment

part |2 pages

Section Five: Fifth Amendment - Rights of Persons

chapter 16|6 pages

Indictment by Grand Jury

ByII. Indictment and Infamous Crimes

chapter 17|14 pages

Double Jeopardy

ByII. Jeopardy at Pretrial Proceedings

chapter 18|14 pages


chapter 20|6 pages

Due Process under the Fifth Amendment

part |2 pages

Section Six: Sixth Amendment - Rights of Accused in Criminal Prosecutions

chapter 21|6 pages

Speedy Public Trial

chapter 22|10 pages

Right to Trial by Impartial Jury

chapter 23|6 pages

Right of Notification and Confrontation

chapter 24|14 pages

Assistance of Counsel

part |2 pages

Section Seven: Eighth Amendment - Further Guarantees in Criminal Cases

chapter 25|6 pages

Excessive Bail

chapter 26|18 pages

Cruel and Unusual Punishments

chapter 27|4 pages

Other Issues under the Eighth Amendment

ByII. Prisons and Punishment

part |2 pages

Section Eight: Fourteenth Amendment - Due Process and Equal Protection

chapter 28|6 pages

Due Process of Law

ByII. Police Power Defined and Limited

chapter 29|12 pages

Procedural Due Process