The authors provide different perspectives to the fundamental doctrinal issues. They provide empirical evidence to show how the law actually operates and raise philosophical and jurisprudential issues throughout the text. Subjects covered include the Fourth Amendment and remedies for violations. Addresses confessions and the voluntariness requirement, police interrogation and the self-incrimination clause, and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel. Explores entrapment, eyewitness identification procedures, and pretrial release. Covers case screening, preparing for adjudication, the role of counsel, and the plea bargaining and guilty pleas. Also examines the trial process, sentencing, double jeopardy, and the post-trial process.