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The Defendant's Rights Today
David Fellman

With this comprehensive study, written in lay language, David Fellman provides an up-to-date analysis of the rights of the accused, certain to be welcomed by political scientists, students of public law, and all with an interest in due process of law. Since Fellman’s 1958 book, The Defendant's Rights, substantial changes in the criminal justice system have occured. The past few decades before the publication of The Defendant's Rights Today have been witness to a striking expansion of the central concept of due process of law as it relates to criminal justice.

The subject of defendants’ rights is broad and complex. Fellman here explores its underlying concepts, bringing together a comprehensive discussion of the effects of the criminal justice system on the accused from arrest, through trial, to post-conviction remedies.

David Fellman, when this book was published, was Vilas Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is the author of, among other books, The Defendant's Rights (1958), The Limits of Freedom (1959), and The Defendant's Rights Under English Law (Wisconsin, 1966).

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Purple cover with red accents

January 1977

LC: 76-041869 KF
462 pp.    5 1/2 x 8 1/2

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ISBN 978-0-299-07204-9
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