The author of this text approaches criminal procedure with the guiding concept that the subject should be both exciting and fun. To that end, he includes the most current and pertinent edited case studies in his text. Contemporary issues such as domestic violence, drug-related crime, and high technology investigative methods are balanced with attention to essential critical and analytical skills. Practical examples show students how legal theory applies to situations students may encounter as future members of the criminal justice system. An evolutionary perspective demonstrates the development of the legal principles governing our judicial system. Detailed summaries, review questions, and thoughtprovoking case study excerpts conclude each chapter.