Criminal law and criminal procedure are two distinct areas of study. Discover both and see how they work together in CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE: AN OVERVIEW, 4TH EDITION. This book's clear and concise presentation will equip you for a variety of legal careers as it covers both the substance of criminal law and criminal procedure to give you a solid overview of the entire criminal justice system. The book first defines criminal responsibility and addresses major felonies recognized in most, if not all, jurisdictions. The second half details procedural aspects of the entire criminal justice system, from arrest to appeal and habeas corpus, with special emphasis on the U.S. Constitution's fourth, fifth, and sixth amendments. A wealth of summaries and excerpts from court cases highlight practical applications of this book's legal principles.This edition introduces emerging topics and increases coverage of ethical issues, such as the impact of electronic communications on the discovery process. New Learning Objectives and Sidebars draw attention to concept summary charts, while new practice exercises, essays and integrated discussion questions help you apply criminal law and procedure as it is practiced today.