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
Cliff Roberson LLM, Ph.D. is an Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice at Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas and a retired Professor of Criminology at California State University, Fresno, California. He has authored or co-authored over 60 books and texts on legal subjects. His previous academic experiences include Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Arkansas Tech University; Dean of Arts and Sciences, University of Houston, Victoria; Director of Programs, National College of District Attorneys; Professor of Criminology and Director of Justice Center, California State University, Fresno; and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, St. Edwards University. Dr. Roberson’s non-academic experience includes U.S. Marine Corps service as an infantry officer, trial and defense counsel and military judge as a marine judge advocate; and Director of the Military Law Branch, U.S. Marine Corps. Other legal employment experiences include Trial Supervisor, Office of State Counsel for Offenders, Texas Board of Criminal Justice and judge pro-tem in the California courts. Cliff is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Military Appeals, U.S. Tax Court, Federal Courts in California and Texas, Supreme Court of Texas and Supreme Court of California. Educational background includes: Ph.D. in Human Behavior, U.S. International University; L.L.M., in Criminal Law, Criminology, and Psychiatry, George Washington University; J.D. American University; B.A. in Political Science, University of Missouri; and one year of post-graduate study at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Harvey Wallace, who died in 2007, was a professor and chair of the criminology department at California State University, Fresno, California. He also served as the academic coordinator for the U.S. Department of Justice, National Victim Assistance Academy in Washington, DC. Professor Wallace had a JD and was the former City Attorney for Fresno, California and County Counsel for Butte County, California. He also served as a deputy district attorney for San Diego County, California. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He has written and published numerous articles in academic and professional journals and eight textbooks in the social sciences and criminal justice field. He was noted for his work with victims and victim assistance programs.