America’s Courts and the Criminal Justice System

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/15/1995
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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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.

Author Biography

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
Federal Courts
State Courts
Legal Actors
Dynamics of Courthouse Justice
Defense Attorneys
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
Sentencing Options
Appellate, Lower and Juvenile Courts
Appellate Courts
The Lower Courts
Juvenile Courts
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