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MODEL CODE OF PRE-ARRAIGNMENT PROCEDURE - COMPLETE TEXT AND REPORTERS' COMMENTARY

NCJ Number
32691
Author(s)
ANON
Date Published
1975
Length
789 pages
Annotation
ADDRESSING THE MAJOR PROCESSES OF PRETRIAL CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, THE CODE INTEGRATES RECENT SUPREME COURT DECISIONS ON POLICE PRACTICES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE WITH DEVELOPING KNOWLEDGE AND VIEWS ON THESE SUBJECTS.
Abstract
THE PROPOSALS SET FORTH IN THE CODE ARE INTENDED TO ENCOURAGE LEGISLATURES AND RULE-MAKING AUTHORITIES TO EVALUATE THEIR OWN CRIMINAL JUSTICE OPERATIONS AND TO FORMULATE SUCH SPECIFIC RULES AS THEY DEEM APPROPRIATE. THE MODEL CODE EXAMINES PRESENT PROCEDURES IN OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, AT DIFFERENT STAGES--FROM FIRST POLICE CONTACT THROUGH ARREST, FROM APPEARANCE AT A POLICE STATION TO THE FIRST APPEARANCE IN COURT, AND FROM THE FIRST JUDICIAL APPEARANCE THROUGH PLEADING BY THE DEFENDANT. THE MODEL CODE ALSO SETS FORTH RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING PROCEDURES FOR IDENTIFICATION AND FOR SEARCH AND SEIZURE. THE COMPLETE TEXT OF A MODEL OF PREARRAIGNMENT PROCEDURE INCLUDES AN EXTENSIVE (369 PAGES) REPORTERS' COMMENTARY, APPENDIXES, AND AN INDEX. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT) (SNI ABSTRACT)