Procedures in the Justice System

Procedures in the Justice System

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For undergraduate sophomore-level course in Administration of Justice, or junior-level course in American Criminal Courts.

Providing readers with a thorough understanding of our justice system, this popular text explains the duties and responsibilities of the law enforcement agencies, courts, and correctional departments from the time of arrest through the sentencing of the criminal offender. Avoiding confusing legalese, it addresses why we have laws and why those laws are broken, the constitutional rights of an accused, and the underlying philosophy of correctional endeavors. The text helps students gain a deeper understanding of our justice system and of the role each member must play to achieve, through teamwork, law and order for all.
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  • Hardback | 437 pages
  • 175.26 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 816.46g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 6th edition
  • 0130165840
  • 9780130165848

Table of contents

1. Historical Development of Laws and Crime Causation.

2. Historical Development of the Justice System.

3. The Arrest.

4. The Initial Appearance.

5. Pretrial Proceedings.

6. Place and Time of the Trial.

7. The Trial.

8. Confrontation and Assistance of Counsel.

9. Pretrial Motions, Hearings, and Plea Negotiations.

10. The Trial: Roles of Major Participants.

11. The Jury.

12. Trial Procedure.

13. The Jury: Instructions and Deliberation.

14. The Verdict, Appeals, and Appellate Citations.

15. The Sentence and Correctional Procedures.

16. Sentencing Philosophy and Clemency.

17. Extradition, Writs, and Juvenile Justice.

18. Victims' Rights.

Appendix A: Outline of Trial Procedure.

Appendix B: Psychological Report on the Issue of Insanity.

Appendix C: Motion for the Production and Inspection of Evidence and Information That May Lead to Evidence.

Subject Index.

Case Index.
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