Procedures in the Justice System

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-12-31
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This text covers the American criminal courts and judicial process using a sequential approachfollowing law violators from arrest to conviction and sentencing. Each chapter examines the roles that law enforcement agencies, courts and correctional departments play in the process. Illustrations, court documents and cases help make procedures more real and concrete. Fully updated in this edition, the book features the latest on courtroom evidence, new Supreme Court decisions and more information on victimsrs" rights and programs. For courses in Judicial Process, Criminal Courts, Criminal Procedure, Introduction to Courts, and Judicial Procedures and Practices.

Table of Contents

Historical Development of Law and the Justice System
Search and Seizure
Arrest and Custody
Initial Appearance
Pretrial Proceedings
Place and Time of Trial
Confrontation and Assistance of Counsel
Pretrial Motions, Hearings, and Plea Negotiations
Courtroom Evidence
Trial: Roles of Major Participants
Trial Procedure
Instructions and Deliberation of the Jury
The Verdict and Appeals
Collateral Proceedings
Victimsrsquo; Rights
Outline of Trial Procedure
Motion for the Production and Inspection of Evidence and Information that May Lead to Evidence
Index Subject
Index Case
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