Procedures in the Justice System

Procedures in the Justice System

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For sophomore-level courses in Administration of Justice, or junior-level courses 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 legal-speak, 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.show more

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  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 203.2 x 265.7 x 24.6mm | 975.23g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • Revised
  • 7th Revised edition
  • 0131122959
  • 9780131122956

Table of contents

1. Historical Development of Law and the Justice System. 2. Search and Seizure. 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. Instructions and Deliberation of the Jury. 14. The Verdict and Appeals. 15. Sentencing. 16. Collateral Proceedings. 17. 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 Which May Lead to Evidence. Appendix D: Judges Instructions to the Jury in a Criminal Case. Subject Index. Case Index.show more

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"The approach is great. It goes in a very orderly and logical fashion, taking each step of the criminal process at a time." -- Mark A. Stelter, Montgomery College, Conroe, TXshow more