Criminal Courts: Structure, Process, and Issues

Criminal Courts: Structure, Process, and Issues, 4th edition

  • Richard D. Hartley, 
  • Gary A. Rabe, 
  • Dean J. Champion

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Overview

Criminal Courts examines the United States Criminal Court systems from the actors in the system (judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys) through the sentencing and appeals process. It explores issues from historical, philosophical, sociological, and psychological perspectives.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137403295

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Courts

Table of contents

1. Law: The Legal Battlefield
2. The Structure of American Courts
3. The Prosecution
4. The Defense
5. Judges
6. Juries
7. Pretrial Procedures and the Trial Process
8. Pretrial Procedures: Plea Bargaining
9. Sentencing Goals and Structures
10. Judicial Sentencing Options, Sentencing Disparities, and Appeals
11. The Juvenile Justice System: Juvenile Rights and Case Processing
12. Juvenile Courts: Adjudication and Disposition
13. Diversion, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Specialty Courts
14. Courts, Media, and the Litigation Explosion

Glossary
References
Cases Cited Index
Name Index
Subject Index

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