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Law and Justice : An Introduction to the American Legal System



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Prentice Hall

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Law and Justice: An Introduction to the American Legal System, Sixth Editionoffers a thorough examination of the system of justice used in the United States: civil and criminal, juvenile, and therapeutic. This new edition continues its critical review of the legal system and examines issues such as the conflict between the legal systemrs"s need for predictability and the desire for flexibility; the pros and cons of therapeutic jurisprudence and restorative justice; the issues involved with medical malpractice and more!Provides a comprehensive look at the justice system from various perspectives. Discusses many aspects of law and judicial process such as: the role of natural law, statutory law, legal reasoning, case law, legal education, the legal profession, the court systems, the appellate court process, the constitution, judges, prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys etc.Ideal for anyone interested in the American Legal System.

Author Biography

Howard Abadinsky is professor of criminal justice at St. John’s University. He was an inspector for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office for eight years and a New York State parole officer and senior parole officer for fifteen years. The author holds a B.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York, an M.S.W. from Fordham University, and a Ph.D. from New York University. He is the author of several books, including Probation and Parole, 9th edition, Organized Crime, 8th edition, and Drugs, 5th edition.

Table of Contents

About the Author
Law and Justice Chronology
An Introduction to Law and Justice
Systems of Law and Justice
A History of Law and Justice in America
Law Schools and Legal Education
The Legal Profession and the Practice of Law
The Structure and Administration of State and Federal Courts
The Appellate Process and Judicial Review
Judicial Interpretation and Policy-Making
Judges, Prosecutors, and Criminal Defense Attorneys
Criminal Justice
Negotiated Justice: Plea Bargaining
Civil Justice
Juvenile Justice
Alternative Dispute Resolution and Therapeutic Justice
Case Index
Author Index
Subject Index
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