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Procedures in the Justice System, Ninth Edition, provides the reader with a thorough understanding of the American justice system by explaining the duties and responsibilities of law enforcement agencies, courts, and correctional departments from the time of arrest through the sentencing of the criminal offender. The text addresses constitutional rights of the accused, due process concepts, issues involving search and seizure, trial and appellate procedures, sentencing concepts, and victims' rights. Through this in-depth exploration, the reader will gain a deeper understanding of our justice system and the roles that various agencies play in the adminstration of justice in the United States.
New to the Ninth Edition
Coverage of new Supreme Court decisions involving judicial procedure
Motions and court document examples from actual cases
Additional "Law in Practice" scenarios
New information on victims' rights and programs
Expanded coverage of: search and seizure court decisions; discovery; right to counsel; laws of arrest; duties of the prosecutor, judge, and defense counsel