Courts and the Criminal Justice in America / Edition 1

Courts and the Criminal Justice in America / Edition 1

by Larry J Siegel, Frank J. Schmalleger, John L. Worrall
     
 

ISBN-10: 013174576X

ISBN-13: 9780131745766

Pub. Date: 01/27/2010

Publisher: Prentice Hall

The most popular two Criminal Justice authors of the century have joined for a collaboration of excellence! Featuring a balanced and modern presentation, COURTS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, 1/e book addresses the need for a volume that covers hot button issues as well as the basic structure of the court system and court process. Its…  See more details below

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The most popular two Criminal Justice authors of the century have joined for a collaboration of excellence! Featuring a balanced and modern presentation, COURTS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, 1/e book addresses the need for a volume that covers hot button issues as well as the basic structure of the court system and court process. Its up-to-date coverage highlights several recent trends, such as the addition of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, advents in problem-solving courts, and technological innovations. Special sections feature court cases with lasting impact and stories of courts in the news. Written by a respected author team, the book gives a comprehensive look at the courts, their personnel and the context in which they operate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131745766
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/27/2010
Series:
MyCrimeKit Series
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: FOUNDATIONS

1. Legal Foundations

2. Who Controls the Courts?

SECTION 2: TYPES OF COURTS

3. Federal Courts

4. State Courts

5. Juvenile Courts

6. Specialized Courts

SECTION 3: THE PEOPLE INVOLVED

7. Judges

8. Prosecutors

9. Defense Attorneys

10. Defendants and Victims: Their Roles and Rights

SECTION 4: THE COURT PROCESS

11. Arrest and Beyond

12. Plea Bargaining and Guilty Pleas

13. The Jury and the Trial

14. Sentencing, Appeals, and Habeas Corpus

SECTION 5: CURRENT ISSUES AND THE FUTURE OF COURTS

15. Differential Treatment and Wrongful Convictions

16. Technology, Alternatives, and the Future

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