Report No. 87
4.6. Academic practice-Criminal procedure an extensive concept.-
We may, as regards the scope of the expression "criminal procedure", mention that many books on criminal procedure deal with the subject of investigation also. One notable example is that of the leading American book on the subject1. As has been observed by another writer2 on the American Legal System, while describing police investigation-
"Criminal procedure is an extensive concept. It describes the entire field of criminal prosecution, beginning with the police investigation and, thus, is not limited to the actual prosecution which begins with the indictment".
1. Orfield Criminal Procedure from Arrest to Appeal.
2. Peter Hay Introduction to United States Law, (1976), p. 193.