America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System / Edition 10

America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System / Edition 10

by David W. Neubauer, Henry F. Fradella
     
 


Open this book and step into America's court system! With Neubauer and Fradella's best-selling text, you will see for yourself what it is like to be a judge, a prosecutor, a defense attorney, and more. This fascinating and well-researched text gives you a realistic sense of being in the courthouse--you will quickly gain an understanding of what it is like to work… See more details below

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Open this book and step into America's court system! With Neubauer and Fradella's best-selling text, you will see for yourself what it is like to be a judge, a prosecutor, a defense attorney, and more. This fascinating and well-researched text gives you a realistic sense of being in the courthouse--you will quickly gain an understanding of what it is like to work in and be a part of the American criminal justice system. This concept of the courthouse "players" makes it easy to understand each person's important role in bringing a case through the court process. Throughout the text, the authors highlight not only the pivotal role of the criminal courts but also the court's importance and impact on society as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495809906
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
628
Sales rank:
1,062,436
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


1. Courts, Crime and Controversy. Part I: THE LEGAL SYSTEM. 2. Law and Crime. 3. Federal Courts. 4. State Courts. Part II: LEGAL ACTORS. 5. Dynamics of Courthouse Justice. 6. Prosecutors. 7. Defense Attorneys. 8. Judges 9. Defendants and Victims. Part III: PROCESSING THE ACCUSED. 10. Arrest to Arraignment. 11. Bail. 12. Disclosing and Suppressing Evidence. 13. Negotiated Justice and the Plea of Guilty. 14. Trials and Juries. Part IV: SENTENCING THE GUILTY. 15. Sentencing Options. 16. Sentencing. Part V: APPELLATE, LOWER AND JUVENILE COURTS. 17. Appellate Courts. 18. The Lower Courts. 19. Juvenile Courts. Epilogue. Appendix A: Criminal Court Landmarks. Appendix B: The Constitution of the United States. Appendix C: An Overview of The Constitution of the United States. Appendix D: Legal Reasoning.

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