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Great for law students November 7, 2011
This book is 700 pages of useful information pertaining to the American legal system. It's a great reference book and it should be read by ALL law students at some point or another. It's not like we have to read much anyway!
The American System of Criminal Justice: stars based on 1 user reviews.
Cole and Smith's classic best-seller examines criminal justice across several disciplines, and presents elements from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science. Broad coverage of the facts, an interesting writing style, and compelling delivery of current events make THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE one of the best texts available for an in-depth introduction to the American criminal justice system.
Table of Contents
|Crime and the Criminal Justice System|
|Crime and Justice in America|
|Victimization and Criminal Behavior|
|The Criminal Justice System|
|Criminal Justice and the Rule of Law|
|Police Officers and Law Enforcement Operations|
|Policing: Contemporary Issues and Challenges|
|Police and Constitutional Law|
|Court and Pretrial Processes|
|Prosecution and Defense|
|Determination of Guilt: Plea Bargaining and Trials|
|Punishment and Sentencing|
|Community Corrections: Probation and Intermediate Sanctions|
|Incarceration and Prison Society|
|Reentry into the Community|
|The Juvenile Justice System|
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