ISBN-10:
0495916374
ISBN-13:
2900495916375
Pub. Date:
01/01/2012
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
American Courts: Process and Policy / Edition 7

American Courts: Process and Policy / Edition 7

by Lawrence Baum

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Overview

American Courts: Process and Policy / Edition 7

Scholar Lawrence Baum presents thorough descriptions of the courts and their activities with clear, engaging prose to foster student interest. Comprehensive and current, the text offers explanations of what the courts do, how officers of the court perform their duties, and how the judicial branch relates to the rest of the political system. Cases from most of the 50 states help students better understand and evaluate the courts' role in the legal process.

  • Expanded and updated coverage of entering the law profession.
  • End-of-chapter Internet resources guide students to relevant web sites.
  • Text exhibits cover recent judicial events and issues such as the 2000 Presidential election, the prosecution of Linda Tripp, and the battle over tort reform.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900495916375
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Lawrence Baum is Professor of Political Science at Ohio State University. Among his books are THE SUPREME COURT, 10th edition (CQ Press 2010), SPECIALIZING THE COURTS (University of Chicago Press 2011), and JUDGES AND THEIR AUDIENCES (Princeton University Press 2006). The subjects of his research include judicial decision making and the selection and careers of judges.

Table of Contents

1. An Overview of the Courts. 2. Court Organization. 3. Lawyers. 4. The Selection of Judges. 5. Judges. 6. Trial Courts: Criminal Cases. 7. Trial Courts: Civil Cases. 8. Appellate Courts: The Process. 9. Appellate Courts: Policy and Impact.

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