The Criminal Justice Network: An Introduction / Edition 3 available in Paperback
Cox and Wade provide a brief, straightforward, practical overview of the complexities of the U.S. criminal justice system seen as a network of interacting individuals whose everyday decisions have consequences not only for others in their agencies, but for criminal justice practitioners in all components of the network. The text emphasizes that the system can best be understood by showing its relationship with the public, the necessary role of discretion throughout the system, and the effects of politics on the day-to-day operations of the system.
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Table of ContentsChapter 1: Criminal Justice in the USA: A Network of InteractionThe Forgetten Component: The Public's Role in the Criminal Justice Network Some Key Assumptions of Our Criminal Justice Network Chapter 2: Politics, Discretion, Ethics, and the Criminal Justice Network The Pervasive Influence of Politics: From the Law to the Police and the Courts to Corrections Power, Authority, and Politics Recognizing the Consequences of Politics in the Criminal Justice Network Public Discretion Police Discretion Prosecutorial Discretion Defense Counsel Discretion Judicial Discretion Plea Bargaining as a Form of Discretion Correctional Discretion Ethics in Criminal Justice Chapter 3: Law and Criminal Law The Origins, Nature, and Functions of Law Criminal Law Law in the United States Chapter 4: Types of Crime: I Some Important Distinctions Crimes Against the Person Crimes Against Property Some Recent Additions to Criminal Law Measuring Crime Chapter 5: Types of Crime: II (and more...)