Procedures in the Justice System

ISBN-10: 013173590X
ISBN-13: 9780131735903
Edition: 8th 2007 (Revised)
List price: $131.00
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List price: $131.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

A comprehensivenbsp;book on American criminal courts, covering the judicial process from arrest to conviction and sentencing, this popular revision explains the duties and responsibilities of the law enforcement agencies, courts, and correctional departments.nbsp; Thenbsp;book is designed to encouragenbsp;readers to develop new insights on the future directions of courts.

Michael Birzer is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the School of Community Affairs at Wichita State University, Kansas. Cliff Roberson is Editor-in-Chief of the Professional Issues in Criminal Justice Journal , Academic Chair for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Program at Kaplan University, and an Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice at Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas.

Preface
Historical Development of Law and the Justice System
Overview
Justice System Structure and Process
Early Development of Laws
Common Law
Modern Criminal Law
Classification of Crimes and Punishment
Justice System
Court Structures
State Court System
Federal Court System
Venue
Jurisdiction
Capstone Cases
Summary
Search and Seizure
History and Purpose of the Fourth Amendment
Exclusionary Rule
Fruits of the Poisonous Tree Doctrine
Protected Areas and Interests
Expectation of Privacy Zone
Exceptions to the Fourth Amendment
Inspections and Regulatory Searches
Independent State Grounds
Probable Cause
Search with a Warrant
Capstone Cases
Summary
Arrest and Custody
Arrest of the Law Violator
Arrests and Warrants
Stop and Frisk and Other Detentions
Territorial Jurisdiction to Make an Arrest
Force in Effecting an Arrest
Miranda and Its Effect
Immunity from Arrest
Booking
Issuance of a Citation
Summons
Capstone Cases
Summary
Initial Appearance
Purpose of the Initial Appearance
Complaint
Bail
Bounty Hunters
Capstone Cases
Summary
Pretrial Proceedings
Preliminary Hearing
Arraignment
Grand Jury
Grants of Immunity for Witnesses
Medical Examiner
Capstone Cases
Summary
Place and Time of Trial
Pretrial Action
Competency to Stand Trial
Place of the Trial
Time of the Trial
Capstone Cases
Summary
Trial
Bench Trial versus Jury Trial
Public Trial
Capstone Cases
Summary
Confrontation and Assistance of Counsel
Presence of the Defendant at a Trial
Right to Counsel
Capstone Cases
Summary
Pretrial Motions, Hearings, and Plea Negotiations
Pretrial Right of Discovery
Motion to Suppress Evidence
Motion to Dismiss Charges
Motion for Continuance
Motion for Severance of Offenses
Motion for Severance
Motion to Determine Competency
Pretrial Conference
Plea Negotiation
Capstone Cases
Summary
Courtroom Evidence
Introduction
Hearsay Rule
Rulings on Evidence
Judicial Notice
Relevant Evidence
Rape Shield Laws
Witnesses
Documents
Summary
Trial: Roles of Major Participants
Adversary System
Judge
Victim and Perpetrator
Prosecutor
State Attorney General
Defense Counsel
Clerk of the Court
Bailiff
Court Reporter
Court Commissioner
Capstone Cases
Summary
Jury
Introduction
A Jury of One's Peers
Jury Panel or Jury List
Exemption from Jury Duty
Challenging Jurors for Cause
Peremptory Challenge
Alternate Jurors
Sequestering the Jury
Future of the Jury System
Capstone Cases
Summary
Trial Procedure
Opening Statements
Reasonable Doubt
Witnesses
Subpoena
Examination of Witnesses
Defense Presentation
Rebuttal by the Prosecution
Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity
Closing Arguments
Capstone Cases
Summary
Instructions and Deliberation of the Jury
Instructions to the Jury
Deliberations
Capstone Cases
Summary
The Verdict and Appeals
Verdict
Appeals
Appellate Court Citations
Capstone Cases
Summary
Sentencing
History of Punishment
Types of Sentencing and Sentences
Death Penalty
Fines
Capstone Cases
Summary
Collateral Proceedings
Extradition
Writs
Summary
Victims' Rights
Historical Perspective
Restitution
Compensation
Victim Impact Statements
Summary
Outline of Trial Procedure
Motion for the Production and Inspection of Evidence and Information That May Lead to Evidence
Glossary
Subject Index
Case Index

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