9780534628925

America’s Courts and the Criminal Justice System (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534628925

  • ISBN10:

    0534628923

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/25/2004
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Best-selling AMERICA'S COURTS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM focuses on the dynamics of the court by introducing the concept of the "courthouse workgroup" and the interrelated relationship of the three main actors?judge , prosecutor, and defense attorney?thus illustrating the law in action, not just the theories and facts. Neubauer also uses a myriad of pedagogical devices that bring the court process to life for students, including A Day in Court, Controversy, and Case Close-Up boxes. This text has become the market-leader in large part because of its comprehensive coverage, its focus on the dynamics of the process, and its pedagogical features. Neubauer emphasized key aspects of the law, particularly law on the books, law in action, and law in controversy, to provide students with a clear focus. The Eighth Edition is filled with timely new content and now is accompanied by an exciting new Student Companion CD-ROM that features Court TV® videos?FREE with every new copy of the text!

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
Prosecutors
Defense Attorneys
Judges
Defendants and Victims
Processing the Accused
Arrest to Arraignment
Bail
Disclosing and Suppressing Evidence
Negotiated Justice and the Plea of Guilty
Trials and Juries
Sentencing the Guilty
Sentencing Options
Sentencing
Appellate, Lower and Juvenile Courts
Appellate Courts
The Lower Courts
Juvenile Courts
Epilogue
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