America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System / Edition 5

America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System / Edition 5

by David W. Neubauer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534239528

ISBN-13: 9780534239527

Pub. Date: 09/28/1995

Publisher: Wadsworth

By far the best-selling text in this market, AMERICA'S COURTS focuses on the dynamics of the court by introducing the concept of the "courtroom work group" and the relationship between the three main-actors judge, prosecutor, and defense attorney-thus illustrating the law in action, not just dry theory and facts. Neubauer also uses myriad pedagogical devices which

Overview

By far the best-selling text in this market, AMERICA'S COURTS focuses on the dynamics of the court by introducing the concept of the "courtroom work group" and the relationship between the three main-actors judge, prosecutor, and defense attorney-thus illustrating the law in action, not just dry theory and facts. Neubauer also uses myriad pedagogical devices which bring the court process to life for students. This text has become a leader because of its comprehensiveness, its focus on dynamics of the process, and its pedagogical features. This new edition is a radical revision, with many new topics, features, and supplements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534239527
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
435
Product dimensions:
7.58(w) x 9.57(h) x 0.97(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. The 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 Decisions. PART V. SPECIALIZED COURTS. 17. Appellate Courts. 18. The Lower Courts. 19. Juvenile Courts. EPILOGUE. GLOSSARY. TABLE OF CASES. INDEX.

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