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Open this book and step into America's court system! What's it like to be a judge? A prosecutor? A defense attorney? With Neubauer's best-selling book, you'll find out! This fascinating and well-researched text gives you the sense of being in the courthouse-of what it is like to work in and be a part of the system. This concept of the courthouse "players" illustrates each person's important role in bringing a case through the court process. Throughout the text, Neubauer highlights not only the pivotal role of the criminal courts within the criminal justice system but also the court's importance and impact on society as a whole.
David William Neubauer is now a professor at the University of New Orleans, where he chaired the political science department from 1982 to 1986.
Table of Contents
|Courts, Crime and Controversy|
|The Legal System|
|Law and Crime|
|Dynamics of Courthouse Justice|
|Defendants and Victims|
|Processing the Accused|
|Arrest to Arraignment|
|Disclosing and Suppressing Evidence|
|Negotiated Justice and the Plea of Guilty|
|Trials and Juries|
|Sentencing the Guilty|
|Appellate, Lower and Juvenile Courts|
|The Lower Courts|
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