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- Legal defenses and justifications for crimes
- Theories of punishment
- The causes and costs of police corruption
- Sentencing statutes and guidelines
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About the Author
Dennis E. Hoffman. Ph.D., teaches criminal justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Criminal Justice System.
Chapter 2: Criminal Justice in the U.S.
Chapter 3: Crime.
Chapter 4: Criminal Law.
Chapter 5: Development of the American Police.
Chapter 6: Police Function.
Chapter 7: Police Powers and Citizens' Rights.
Chapter 8: Police Problems.
Chapter 9: Criminal Courts.
Chapter 10: Defendants' Rights.
Chapter 11: Prosecutors.
Chapter 12: Defense Attorneys.
Chapter 13: Sentencing.
Chapter 14: Prisons and Prisoners' Rights.
Chapter 15: The Juvenile Justice System.