Dictionary of Criminal Justice / Edition 6

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This updated 6th edition of the Dictionary of Criminal Justice brings together, in one, easy-to-use guide, more than 3,600 definitions from the many disciplines that compose the field of criminal justice—including U.S. and English common law, penology, psychology, law enforcement, political science, and business administration. This volume also features summaries of nearly 1,000 key U.S. Supreme Court rulings affecting criminal justice. An appendix of juried academic journals is included, and a new compilation of Web sites in the field.

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Definitions of terms specific to criminal justice, with entries on prominent lawyers, judges, and other personalities. Includes summaries of about 800 U.S. Supreme Court cases, arranged by the relevant constitutional amendment. Appendixes give addresses and phone numbers for criminal justice doctoral programs, forensic agencies, health and consumer hot lines, and journals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072951127
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Series: Textbook Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I The Dictonary of Criminal Justice, Sixth Edition

Preface to the Dictionary of Criminal Justice

An A-through-Z listing of hard-to-find definitions of terms particularly useful to students and practitioners in the broad, interdisciplinary field of criminal justice

PART II Summaries of Supreme Court Cases Affecting Criminal Justice

Succinct summaries of nearly 1,000 important Supreme Court cases that have affected the study and practice of criminal justice

Preface to the Summaries of Supreme Court Cases

I First Amendment Issues

A. Freedom of Speech

B. Freedom of the Press

C. Obscenity and Related Issues

D. Freedom of Religion

II Fourth Amendment Issues

A. Aerial Surveillance

B. Arrest and Booking

C. Border Searches

D. Car and Other Vehicle Searches

E. Closed Containers

F. Consent Searches

G. Plain View and Open Fields Doctrines

H. Stop-and-Frisk

I. Warrants

J. Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance

K. Other Fourth Amendment Issues

1. Use of Force

2. Drug Testing

3. Trash Searches

4. Sobriety Tests

5. Knock and Announce

6. Other Issues

III Identification Procedures

IV Fifth Amendment Issues

A. Self-Incrimination

1. Confessions

2. Other Self-Incrimination Issues

B. Double Jeopardy

C. Indictment

V Sixth Amendment Issues

A. Right to Counsel

B. Grand and Petit Juries

1. Trial Juries

2. Grand Juries

C. Trial

1. Public Access to Trial

2. Publicity

3. Plea Bargaining

4. Filing Additional Charges and Imposing Greater Sentences

5. Speedy Trial

6. Confrontation and Cross-Examination

7. Prosecutor’s Misconduct

8. Role of Judge and Jury

9. Other Issues

a. Insanity and Competency to Stand Trial

b. Immunity

c. Security in the Classroom

VI Eighth Amendment Issues

A. Death Penalty

B. Other Eighth Amendment Issues

VII Due Process Issues

A. General Standard

B. Parole and Probation

C. Detention

D. Standard of Proof

E. Vagueness

F. Discovery

G. Presumptions

H. Insanity and Competence to Stand Trial

I. Forfeiture Proceedings

J. Sexually Violent Predators

K. Intoxication Defense

L. Other Issues

VIII Equal Protection Issues

IX Rights of the Incarcerated

X Juvenile Court Proceedings

XI Use of Illegally Obtained Evidence

A. Exclusionary Rule

B. Fruit of the Poisonous Tree and Related Doctrines

C. Standing

XII Civil Rights Act and Constitutional Torts

XIII Habeas Corpus in Federal Courts to Remedy Constitutional Wrongs

XIV Other Constitutional Issues

A. Ex Post Facto Laws

B. Jurisdiction over the Military

C. Other Issues

Index of Cases


Appendix A Doctoral Programs in Criminal Justice

Appendix B Forensic Agencies and Organizations

Appendix C Criminal Justice Web Sites

Appendix D Juried/Refereed Journals
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