Courts and Criminal Justice in America

Courts and Criminal Justice in America, 3rd edition

  • Larry J. Siegel, 
  • Frank Schmalleger, 
  • John L. Worrall

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Overview

Courts and Criminal Justice in America examines the basic structure of the court system and court process, as well as all sides of today's most controversial issues. Cases illustrate the power of the court system to regulate citizens' lives, shape what's acceptable, and strike a balance between rights and liberties.

Published by Pearson (June 23rd 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137495535

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Courts

Table of contents

PART 1: FOUNDATIONS
1. Legal Foundations
2. Who Controls the Courts?

PART 2: TYPES OF COURTS
3. Federal Courts
4. State Courts
5. Juvenile Courts
6. Specialized Courts

PART 3: THE PEOPLE INVOLVED
7. Judges
8. Prosecutors
9. Defense Attorneys
10. Defendants and Victims: Their Roles and Rights

PART 4: THE COURT PROCESS
11. Pretrial Procedures
12. Plea Bargaining and Guilty Pleas
13. The Jury and the Trial
14. Sentencing, Appeals, and Habeas Corpus

PART 5: CURRENT ISSUES AND THE FUTURE OF COURTS
15. Differential Treatment and Wrongful Convictions
16. Technology, Alternatives, and the Future

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