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Which is a better Criminal Procedure primer?

Which is a better Criminal Procedure primer?
« on: February 20, 2005, 09:20:38 AM »
Which is a better criminal procedure primer, Examples and Explanations or Understanding Criminal Procedure, and why is one better than the other?

Re: Which is a better Criminal Procedure primer?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2005, 10:02:14 AM »
I haven't taken the class yet, but my professor for fall semester suggests E&E.

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Re: Which is a better Criminal Procedure primer?
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2005, 10:25:43 AM »
I like the E & E series. Although, I used it more for preperation for the final than I did for seeing the big picture.

I thought that Understanding Criminal Procedure was useless, but that is my opinion. I bought the book and maybe opened it 4 times. Picking through the relevant informatoin became time consuming because it covered a ton of cases that were not assigned to us. Although, if you are looking to read something to feel out the big picture, this book could be useful for you. I bought Gilberts and that worked well for me.

Re: Which is a better Criminal Procedure primer?
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2005, 10:59:02 AM »
I like the E & E series. Although, I used it more for preperation for the final than I did for seeing the big picture.

I thought that Understanding Criminal Procedure was useless, but that is my opinion. I bought the book and maybe opened it 4 times. Picking through the relevant informatoin became time consuming because it covered a ton of cases that were not assigned to us. Although, if you are looking to read something to feel out the big picture, this book could be useful for you. I bought Gilberts and that worked well for me.

The original post was mine, and I posted it several months ago, so I'm surprised to see someone responding now.  Anyway, I partially disagree.  I used the books in the spring/early summer.  Understanding Criminal Procedure was incredible.  The book explained everyhting in a clear and concise manner, and laid out everything that needed to be known about crim pro.  I do agree that the E&E was great for hypotheticals.  But for a thorough summary of crim pro, "Understanding" is the way to go.

Re: Which is a better Criminal Procedure primer?
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2005, 06:19:46 PM »
Emanuel's

Re: Which is a better Criminal Procedure primer?
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2005, 06:43:35 PM »
I like the E & E series. Although, I used it more for preperation for the final than I did for seeing the big picture.

I thought that Understanding Criminal Procedure was useless, but that is my opinion. I bought the book and maybe opened it 4 times. Picking through the relevant informatoin became time consuming because it covered a ton of cases that were not assigned to us. Although, if you are looking to read something to feel out the big picture, this book could be useful for you. I bought Gilberts and that worked well for me.

The original post was mine, and I posted it several months ago, so I'm surprised to see someone responding now.  Anyway, I partially disagree.  I used the books in the spring/early summer.  Understanding Criminal Procedure was incredible.  The book explained everyhting in a clear and concise manner, and laid out everything that needed to be known about crim pro.  I do agree that the E&E was great for hypotheticals.  But for a thorough summary of crim pro, "Understanding" is the way to go.

I liked it also.