Courts and Criminal Justice in America, Updated Edition, 3rd edition
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Courts and Criminal Justice in America is a balanced, modern introduction to America's court system. It's a collaboration of three of today's most popular criminal justice authors. Assuming no prior knowledge of the courts, the authors examine the basic structure of the court system and its processes. Cases illustrate the power of the courts to regulate citizens' lives and strike a balance between rights and liberties.
The 3rd Edition has new and updated chapter-opening stories, Courts in the News boxes, and What Will You Do? activities. It goes beyond the basics of courts and the personnel, to include the context in which they operate and the complexities of human interaction. You'll be prompted to think critically and form your own opinion about these and other complex issues.
Published by Pearson (June 23rd 2021) - Copyright © 2018
Subject: Criminal Justice
Category: Criminal Law
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
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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