America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System / Edition 9

America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System / Edition 9

by David W. Neubauer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0495095400

ISBN-13: 9780495095408

Pub. Date: 04/19/2007

Publisher: Cengage Learning

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

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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:
9780495095408
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
04/19/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
8.39(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.98(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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