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Criminal Justice in America

ISBN-10: 0534559018

ISBN-13: 9780534559014

Edition: 3rd 2002

Authors: George F. Cole, Christopher E. Smith

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List price: $67.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Christopher E. Smith is Professor of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. Trained as a lawyer and social scientist, he is the author of twenty books and more than ninety scholarly articles on law, courts, and criminal justice policy. His most recent books with Wadsworth include two first editions: CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: MYTHS AND REALITIES, and CRIMINAL PROCEDURE. He is also the co-author, with George Cole, of THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Eleventh Edition.

Crime and the Criminal Justice System
The Criminal Justice Systemp. 1
The Goals of Criminal Justicep. 2
Criminal Justice in a Federal Systemp. 4
Criminal Justice as a Social Systemp. 7
Characteristics of the Criminal Justice Systemp. 8
Operations of Criminal Justice Agenciesp. 9
The Flow of Decision Making in the Criminal Justice Systemp. 12
Crime and Justice in a Multicultural Societyp. 22
Summaryp. 27
Questions for Reviewp. 27
Key Termsp. 27
For Further Readingp. 27
Going Onlinep. 28
Checkpoint Answersp. 28
Crime and Justice in Americap. 29
Defining Crimep. 30
Types of Crimep. 30
How Much Crime Is There?p. 36
Crime Victimizationp. 40
Causes of Crimep. 45
Summaryp. 53
Questions for Reviewp. 54
Key Termsp. 54
For Further Readingp. 54
Going Onlinep. 55
Checkpoint Answersp. 55
Criminal Justice and the Rule of Lawp. 56
Foundations of Criminal Lawp. 57
Substantive Criminal Lawp. 58
Procedural Criminal Lawp. 66
Constitutional Rights and Criminal Justice Professionalsp. 76
Summaryp. 77
Questions for Reviewp. 77
Key Terms and Casesp. 78
For Further Readingp. 78
Going Onlinep. 78
Checkpoint Answersp. 78
Police
Policep. 80
The Development of Police in the United Statesp. 81
Law Enforcement Agenciesp. 87
Police Functionsp. 91
Police Policyp. 93
Police Actionsp. 95
Police and the Communityp. 99
Summaryp. 101
Questions for Reviewp. 102
Key Termsp. 102
For Further Readingp. 102
Going Onlinep. 102
Checkpoint Answersp. 102
Police Officers and Law Enforcement Operationsp. 104
Who Are the Police?p. 105
The Police Subculturep. 108
Organization of the Policep. 112
Police Response and Actionp. 114
Delivery of Police Servicesp. 117
Summaryp. 124
Questions for Reviewp. 124
Key Termsp. 124
For Further Readingp. 125
Going Onlinep. 125
Checkpoint Answersp. 125
Police and Constitutional Lawp. 126
Legal Limitations on Police Investigationsp. 127
Plain View Doctrinep. 130
Warrantless Searchesp. 132
Questioning Suspectsp. 138
The Exclusionary Rulep. 141
Summaryp. 144
Questions for Reviewp. 144
Key Terms and Casesp. 144
For Further Readingp. 144
Going Onlinep. 145
Checkpoint Answersp. 145
Policing: Issues and Trendsp. 146
Issues in Patrollingp. 147
Policing and New Technologyp. 153
Police Abuse of Powerp. 155
Civic Accountabilityp. 159
Security Management and Private Policingp. 161
Summaryp. 166
Questions for Reviewp. 166
Key Terms and Casesp. 166
For Further Readingp. 166
Going Onlinep. 167
Checkpoint Answersp. 167
Courts
Courts and Adjudicationp. 170
The Structure of American Courtsp. 171
To Be a Judgep. 173
The Prosecutorial Systemp. 178
The Defense Attorney: Image and Realityp. 184
The Courtroom: How It Functionsp. 191
Summaryp. 193
Questions for Reviewp. 193
Key Termsp. 193
For Further Readingp. 194
Going Onlinep. 194
Checkpoint Answersp. 194
Pretrial Procedures, Plea Bargaining, and the Criminal Trialp. 195
From Arrest to Trial or Pleap. 196
Bail: Pretrial Releasep. 198
Pretrial Detentionp. 202
Plea Bargainingp. 204
Trial: The Exceptional Casep. 209
Appealsp. 216
Summaryp. 218
Questions for Reviewp. 219
Key Terms and Casesp. 219
For Further Readingp. 219
Going Onlinep. 219
Checkpoint Answersp. 220
Punishment and Sentencingp. 221
The Goals of Punishmentp. 222
Forms of the Criminal Sanctionp. 226
The Sentencing Processp. 236
Summaryp. 244
Questions for Reviewp. 244
Key Terms and Casesp. 245
For Further Readingp. 245
Going Onlinep. 245
Checkpoint Answersp. 245
Corrections
Correctionsp. 248
Development of Correctionsp. 249
Organization of Corrections in the United Statesp. 256
The Law of Correctionsp. 262
Correctional Policy Trendsp. 266
Summaryp. 273
Questions for Reviewp. 273
Key Terms and Casesp. 273
For Further Readingp. 274
Going Onlinep. 274
Checkpoint Answersp. 274
Community Corrections: Probation and Intermediate Sanctionsp. 276
Community Corrections: Assumptionsp. 277
Probation: Correction without Incarcerationp. 277
Intermediate Sanctions in the Communityp. 281
The Future of Community Correctionsp. 290
Summaryp. 290
Questions for Reviewp. 290
Key Termsp. 291
For Further Readingp. 291
Going Onlinep. 291
Checkpoint Answersp. 291
Incarceration and Prison Societyp. 292
The Modern Prison: Legacy of the Pastp. 293
Goals of Incarcerationp. 293
Prison Organizationp. 294
Governing a Society of Captivesp. 296
Correctional Officers: The Linchpin of Managementp. 298
Who Is in Prison?p. 300
The Convict Worldp. 304
Women in Prisonp. 307
Prison Programsp. 311
Violence in Prisonp. 314
Summaryp. 318
Questions for Reviewp. 318
Key Termsp. 318
For Further Readingp. 318
Going Onlinep. 319
Checkpoint Answersp. 319
Reentry into the Communityp. 320
Prisoner Reentryp. 321
Release and Supervisionp. 322
Release Mechanismsp. 323
Parole Supervision in the Communityp. 326
The Future of Prisoner Reentryp. 333
Summaryp. 333
Questions for Reviewp. 334
Key Termsp. 334
For Further Readingp. 334
Going Onlinep. 334
Checkpoint Answersp. 334
The Juvenile Justice System
Juvenile Justicep. 338
Youth Crime in the United Statesp. 339
The Development of Juvenile Justicep. 340
The Juvenile Justice Systemp. 346
The Juvenile Justice Processp. 347
Problems and Perspectivesp. 356
Summaryp. 358
Questions for Reviewp. 358
Key Terms and Casesp. 358
For Further Readingp. 358
Going Onlinep. 359
Checkpoint Answersp. 359
Constitution of the United States: Criminal Justice Amendmentsp. 361
Referencesp. 362
Glossaryp. 374
Name Indexp. 381
Subject Indexp. 385
Photo Creditsp. 397
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