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America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System

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ISBN-10: 0495095400

ISBN-13: 9780495095408

Edition: 9th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: David W. Neubauer

List price: $237.95
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Widely used?and widely respected--Neubauer's text offers a comprehensive explanation of the courts and the criminal justice system, presented in a streamlined, straightforward manner that appeals to instructors and students alike. Neubauer's crisp, clear writing style, characterized by careful chunking of material into small sections within chapters, ensures that readers gain a firm handle on the material, while the text's innovative "courtroom workhouse" model, which focuses on the interrelationships among the judge, prosecutor, and defense attorney, brings the courtroom to life. The Ninth Edition offers coverage that reflects recent policy-shaping and headline-making developments, within…    
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Book details

List price: $237.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 4/19/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 552
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.486

David William Neubauer received his B.A. in political science in 1966 from Augustana College in Rock Island, and he undertook graduate work at the University of Illinois, receiving his Ph.D. in 1971. He has taught at the University of Florida, Washington University in St. Louis, and most recently at the University of New Orleans. Dr. Neubauer regularly teaches Judicial Process, General American Politics, and Criminal Justice. In addition to this best-selling text, AMERICA'S COURTS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, he is the author of DEBATING CRIME: RHETORIC AND REALITY, and BATTLE SUPREME: THE CONFIRMATION OF CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS AND THE FUTURE OF THE SUPREME COURT, all from…    

Courts, Crime and Controversy
The Legal System
Law and Crime
Federal Courts
State Courts
Legal Actors
Dynamics of Courthouse Justice
Defense Attorneys
Defendants and Victims
Processing the Accused
Arrest to Arraignment
Disclosing and Suppressing Evidence
Negotiated Justice and the Plea of Guilty
Trials and Juries
Sentencing the Guilty
Sentencing Options
Appellate, Lower and Juvenile Courts
Appellate Courts
The Lower Courts
Juvenile Courts