Contains an overview of the criminal justice process including the nature and scope of the Fourteenth Amendment, due process, retroactivity, the federal "supervisory power," and state rights protection. Also touches on the right to counsel, transcripts, and other aids such as poverty, equality, and the adversary system. Includes reflections on the police, courts, and the criminal process. Provides insight into pretrial release, the decision whether to prosecute, the preliminary hearing, and the grand jury review. Looks at reprosecution and the ban against double jeopardy.