Criminal Justice System
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Description: This book explains the criminal justice system and how criminal cases are processed via the police, the court, and the correctional system. To give readers a better understanding of how the criminal justice systems works the author follows one case throughout the book to demonstrate how it is processed step-by-step through the justice system. It uses critical thinking exercises and Point/Counterpoint debate sections to explore hot issues from different points of view including parole, prisoners with HIV, crime reporting practicesrsquo; impact on minority groups, and inmates with mental illness. Detailed discussions i.e., who gets arrested and why and what role a defendantrsquo;s appearance plays are among the many topics addressed, which makes this a compelling text.Covers the steps of the criminal justice system including entry into the system; processing and pretrial procedures; trials, sentencing and appeals; and corrections. Includes information on how we address crime in society. Explores important issues within the system such as victim impact statements, who reports crime?; the investigative process; factors influencing arrest; case processing & the grand jury; the arraignment process; jury trials & sentencing; and the appeals process. Appropriate for introductory criminal justice courses and for those seeking to better understand the criminal justice system.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $34.40
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/3/2006
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.25" tall
|Entry into The System|
|Reported and Observed Crime|
|Measured, Observed, and Reported Crime|
|Who Reports Crime? Incident-Specific Factors|
|Point-Counterpoint: ldquo;Do current practices of identifying crime disproportionately affect minority groups?rdquo;|
|Deciding to Investigate|
|Who Investigates Crime? Whatrsquo;s Involved in Criminal Investigation? Investigative Tools|
|Point-Counterpoint:ldquo;Is detective work necessary?rdquo;|
|Who Gets Arrested and Why|
|Definition/Legal Requirements of Arrest|
|Arrest and Discretion|
|Point-Counterpoint:ldquo;Should we abolish the Miranda Warning?rdquo;|
|Booking and Charging|
|Point-Counterpoint:ldquo;Should prosecutors overcharge suspects?rdquo;|
|Prosecution and Pretrial Procedures|
|Case Processing and the Initial Appearance|
|Notice of Charges and Advising Defendants of Their Rights|
|Counsel and the Initial Appearance|
|Point-Counterpoint:ldquo;Should defendants be permitted to use private bonding agencies?rdquo;|
|Preliminary Hearing/Grand Jury|
|Case Processing and the Preliminary Hearing|
|Case Processing and the Grand Jury|
|Point-Counterpoint: ldquo;Should we abolish the use of grand juries?rdquo;|
|Case Processing and the Arraignment|