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American Criminal Courts, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Cliff Roberson, Frank DiMarino

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 3, 2011

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For courses in Introduction to Criminal Courts, American Criminal Courts, Courts in the Justice system.


Taking a practical approach, this book covers the entire criminal courts system in a manner which is understandable to students studying criminal justice, government, public administration and other judicially related topics. It includes a descriptive analysis of local, state, federal, and international courts and discusses the jurisdiction, processes and jurisprudence of each court. Law in Action boxes address emerging trends such as political pressure, language barriers, security in the courtroom and special courts. The book also explains the roles played by the judges in each type of court as it pertains to judicial selection, judicial decision making, and judicial review.

Table of Contents

1.      Introductory Overview

2.      Judicial Power

3.      Judicial Process

4.      Federal Courts

5.      State and Commonwealth Courts

6.      Courtroom Work Groups

7.      Extraordinary Writs

8.      International Courts and Tribunals

9.      Controlling Courtroom Conduct

10.  Drug Courts

11.  Trends and Directions in the Courts

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$56.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-511115-4