9780495599654

The American System of Criminal Justice

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495599654

  • ISBN10:

    0495599654

  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/31/2008
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

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
Polices
Police
Police Officers and Law Enforcement Operations
Policing: Contemporary Issues and Challenges
Police and Constitutional Law
Courts
Court and Pretrial Processes
Prosecution and Defense
Determination of Guilt: Plea Bargaining and Trials
Punishment and Sentencing
Corrections
Corrections
Community Corrections: Probation and Intermediate Sanctions
Incarceration and Prison Society
Reentry into the Community
The Juvenile Justice System
Juvenile Justice
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Great for law students November 7, 2011
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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!
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