Courts : A Text/Reader

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-11-09
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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Courts: A Text/Reader provides the best of both worlds- authored text sections with carefully selected accompanying readings that illustrate the questions and controversies legal scholars and court researchers are investigating in the 21st century. The articles, from leading journals in criminology and criminal justice, reflect both classic studies of the criminal court system and state-of-the-art research, and often have a policy perspective that makes them more applied, less theoretical, and more interesting to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Courts and Case Processing
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Courts
How to Read a Research Article
The Process Is the Punishment: Handling Cases in a Lower Criminal Court
The Honest Politician?s Guide to Juvenile Justice in the Twenty-First Century
The Rehnquist Court and Criminal Justice: An Empirical Assessment
Wrongful Conviction: Perceptions of Criminal Justice Professionals Regarding the Frequency of Wrongful Conviction and the Extent of System Errors
Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys
Violated Trust: Conceptualizing Prosecutorial Misconduct
Prosecutorial Justifications for Sexual Assault Case Rejection: Guarding the ?Gateway to Justice?
Prosecutorial Discretion in Seeking Death: An Analysis of Racial Disparity in the Pretrial Stages of Case Processing in a Midwestern County
Representing the Accused: Professional Values and Professional Choices of Small-Town Lawyers
Indigent Defenders Get the Job Done and Done Well
Judges and Jurors
Judges and the Politics of Death: Deciding Between the Bill of Rights and the Next Election in Capital Cases
Reflections on a Rape Trial: The Role of Rape Myths and Jury Selection in the Outcome of a Trial
Racially Based Jury Nullification: Black Power in the Criminal Justice System
Pretrial Proceedings
The Relationship Between Type of Attorney and Bail Amount Set for Hispanic Defendants
The Impact of Race, Gender, and Age on the Pretrial Decision
Criminal Prosecution of Domestic Violence Offenses: An Investigation of Factors Predictive of Court Outcomes
Plea Bargaining and Trial Dynamics
Prosecutorial Discretion and Plea Bargaining in the United States, France, Germany, and Italy: a Comparative Perspective
Court Caseloads, Plea Bargains, and Criminal Sanctions: The Effects of Section 17 P.C. in California
Variation in Trial Penalties Among Serious Violent Offenses
The Entertainment Value of a Trial: How Media Access to the Courtroom Is Changing the American Judicial Process
Is Preferential Treatment of Female Offenders a Thing of the Past? a Multisite Study of Gender, Race, and Imprisonment
The Interactive Effects of Victim Race and Gender on Death Sentence Disparity Findings
The Juvenile Penalty: a Comparison of Juvenile and Young Adult Sentencing Outcomes in Criminal Court
Beyond Conviction and Sentencing
The Federal Habeas Corpus Process: Unraveling the Issues
Criminal Justice System Reform and Wrongful Conviction: a Research Agenda
Specialized Courts and Other Trends in Adjudication
The Baltimore City Drug Treatment Court: One-Year Results From a Randomized Study
Combating Domestic Violence: Findings From an Evaluation of a Local Domestic Violence Court
Teen Court Referral, Sentencing, and Subsequent Recidivism: Two Proportional Hazards Models and a Little Speculation
Credits and Sources
About the Authors
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