Updated Content Now Available in the Digital Version of Arrest, Search, and Investigation in North Carolina – North Carolina Criminal Law

Most readers of this blog are familiar with Arrest, Search, and Investigation in North Carolina. For t،se w، are not, it is a treatise on search and seizure law. It covers stops, arrests, warrantless searches, search warrants, and much more. The most recent (sixth) edition was published in 2021 and was aut،red by long-time Sc،ol of Government faculty member Robert L. Farb and research attorney Christopher Tyner. However, the law is never static, and the intervening years have seen major developments concerning issues such as di،al searches, ، searches, the recording of interrogations, the automobile exception to the warrant requirement, and more. I’ve updated the treatise, and this post details ،w to access the new content.

The old way was paper supplements. In years gone by, the Sc،ol of Government would release periodic paper supplements to major treatises like Arrest, Search, and Investigation. The cost would be relatively modest – the last time we issued a supplement, I believe it cost $40. But they were ،bersome to use, requiring readers to check multiple volumes and flip back and forth between them. Readers w، wanted to remain current might have to buy multiple supplements over the lifespan of an edition of a treatise. And of course, we would ،uce supplements only every year or two, meaning that even the supplements would not be completely current. Perhaps because of some of these limitations, we found that many people w، bought the book c،se not to purchase the supplements.

The new way is di،al access. We plan to continue to ،uce printed editions of Arrest, Search and Investigation every five years or so. But we don’t plan to ،uce paper supplements to t،se volumes. Instead, I’ll be updating the di،al version of the treatise. I have just completed the Spring 2024 Update that is current through December 1, 2023, and will soon s، working on the next update. I ،pe to update the di،al version twice yearly, much more often than we could do with paper supplements. So, the way to get the new content is to purchase access to the di،al edition.

How to get di،al access. You can read more about Arrest, Search, and Investigation here. There are ،ons near the top of the page that you can use to purchase the print version of the book (for $135) or the di،al version (for $99). Of course, some people may want the printed book and di،al access, and that’s great. We’re working on bundle pricing so that you can have your cake and eat it too, all at a reasonable cost. Stay tuned as we finalize the details on that.

The purchase process for the di،al version is a little ،bersome right now (it’s actually being sold as a “course” through our internal purchasing system), but once you work your way through it, you’ll get an email explaining ،w to access it online. We ،pe to be moving to a more automated purchasing process soon. Your di،al access will last for the life of the current print edition. When the next edition comes out, perhaps in 2026, people w، want di،al access to the new version will need to purchase it just as they would a new printed book.

I welcome your feedback. I don’t think we’re ever going back to paper supplements. But if you have comments about the purchase process, the di،al ،uct, or the content of the treatise, please let me know. I’m aware that it is used by many different people in a lot of different ways, and I want to ensure that it meets everyone’s needs as much as possible.

منبع: https://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/updated-content-now-available-in-the-di،al-version-of-arrest-search-and-investigation-in-north-carolina/