The best plain-English book on criminal law available! The criminal justice system becomes increasingly complex each year, full of confusing rules and procedures. Fortunately, you can turn to this book for clear and complete explanations and regulations. The Criminal Law Handbookanswers your questions about every part of a criminal case, from cops to crooks. Find out everything you've ever wanted to know about how the system works, and the how and why police, lawyers and judges doing what they do. It covers: arrests booking preliminary hearings charges bail courts arraignment search and seizure defenses evidence trials plea bargains sentencing juveniles, and "crimespeak," the language commonly used in criminal statutes. The revised 11th edition covers all new Supreme Court rulings --as well as--completely updated, meticulously researched changes to case law.