Criminal Courts: A Contemporary Perspective / Edition 2 by Craig T. Hemmens, David C. Brody, Cassia C. Spohn | | 9781452257228 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Criminal Courts: A Contemporary Perspective / Edition 2

Criminal Courts: A Contemporary Perspective / Edition 2

by Craig T. Hemmens, David C. Brody, Cassia C. Spohn
     
 

ISBN-10: 1452257221

ISBN-13: 9781452257228

Pub. Date: 12/18/2012

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Written by three leaders in the field, this comprehensive and accessible text for undergraduate courses explores all conventional topics (court structure, courtroom actors, and the trial and appeal process) as well as others seldom covered. The text first reviews the judicial function, the role and purpose of law, sources of law, the various types of law, and the

Overview

Written by three leaders in the field, this comprehensive and accessible text for undergraduate courses explores all conventional topics (court structure, courtroom actors, and the trial and appeal process) as well as others seldom covered. The text first reviews the judicial function, the role and purpose of law, sources of law, the various types of law, and the American court system structure and operations, both state and federal. The participants in the system are discussed next, followed by the pretrial, trial, and posttrial processes. A wealth of pedagogical tools adds valuable related content, ranging from the points of view of court process participants to comparative information to hotly debated topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452257228
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/18/2012
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
506
Sales rank:
119,517
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

SECTION I: THE PURPOSE AND STRUCTURE OF AMERICAN COURTS
Chapter 1: Introduction: Law and the Judicial Function
Chapter 2: Sources of Law
Chapter 3: Types of Law
Chapter 4: Court Organization and Structure
SECTION II: COURTROOM ACTORS AND THE COURTROOM WORKGROUP
Chapter 5: The Prosecutor
Chapter 6: The Defense Attorney
Chapter 7: Judges
Chapter 8: Criminal Defendants and Crime Victims
Chapter 9: The Jury
SECTION III: COURT PROCESSES
Chapter 10: Pretrial Procedures
Chapter 11: The Criminal Trial
Chapter 12: Sentencing
Chapter 13: The Appeals Process
Chapter 14: Specialized Courts

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