Weaver, Burkoff, and Hancock's Criminal Procedure, A Contemporary Approach, 4th (Interactive Casebook Series)

Ƶapp Publishing
Primary Subject
Criminal Procedure
Ƶapp eBook
Interactive Casebook Series
Publication Date


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. Both the classic and the most recent, significant 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.

This new edition continues to reflect our primary goal—to create a "teacher's book"—a book that contains thought provoking problems (referred to as "hypos" or "Food for Thought" in the Interactive Casebook Series) designed to stimulate thought and produce interesting classroom discussion. The hypos and Food for Thought are woven throughout the chapters and are designed to help students learn doctrine, illuminate trends in the law, and ultimately to produce better learning. A secondary goal is to include a focus on teaching "skills." Many of the hypos place students in practical situations that they are likely to encounter in practice, and therefore encourage students to think about how they might handle those situations in real-life.

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.