Encyclopedia of American Law and Criminal Justice

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Schultz (law, Hamline Univ.; Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution) and numerous contributors here provide an overview of the American criminal justice system. Included are general terms and definitions, as well as information on court cases, historical figures, locations, and organizations, each accompanied by a short list of suggestions for further reading. The appendixes offer primary-source material such as the text of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, plus notes on, for example, how a case reaches the Supreme Court. If there is one downside to the text, it is that users sometimes need to know the name of a court case to find information. For example, the often-quoted phrase "falsely shouting fire in a theatre" will not guide people directly to Schenck v. U.S., 249 U.S. 47 (1919). VERDICT Written for students and the general public as well as nonlegal professionals, this useful reference and research resource presents accessible and informative articles.—Beth Bland, West Allis, WI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816081455
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 800
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 2.50 (d)

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