Law and Justice

Law and Justice : An Introduction to the American Legal System

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For courses in Introduction to Courts, Criminal Law, Law and Justice.This text offers a thorough examination of the system of justice used in the United States: civil and criminal, juvenile and therapeutic. The author's background in the disciplines of political science, sociology, and criminal justice make this a comprehensive treatment of legal topics.show more

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  • Hardback | 455 pages
  • 202.7 x 265.2 x 22.9mm | 1,088.63g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English, Portuguese
  • 5th edition
  • 013098180X
  • 9780130981806

Table of contents

Law and Justice Chronology. 1. An Introduction to Law and Justice. 2. Systems of Law and Justice. 3. A History of Law and Justice in America. 4. Law Schools and Legal Education. 5. The Legal Profession and the Practice of Law. 6. The Structure and Administration of State and Federal Courts. 7. The Appellate Process and Judicial Review. 8. Judicial Interpretation and Policy-Making. 9. Judges, Prosecutors, and Criminal Defense Attorneys. 10. Criminal Justice. 11. Negotiated Justice: Plea Bargaining. 12. Civil Justice. 13. Juvenile Justice. 14. Alternative Dispute Resolution and Therapeutic Justice. Glossary. References. Case Index. Author Index. Subject Index.show more

About Gabriele L. Rico

Howard Abadinsky is professor of criminal justice/law and society at Saint Xavier University/Chicago. He was an inspector for the Cook County Sheriff's Office for eight years and a New York State parole officer and senior parole officer for fifteen years. The author holds a B.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York, an M.S.W from Fordham University, and a Ph.D. from New York University. He is the author of several books, including Organized Crime, 7th edition, Probation and Parole, 8th edition, and Drug Abuse, Dr. Abadinsky encourages communication about his work, and can be reached at: abadinsky@att.net.show more

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