For courses in Courts.
The most popular two Criminal Justice authors of the century have joined for a collaboration of excellence! Featuring a balanced and modern presentation, this book addresses the need for a volume that covers hot button issues as well as the basic structure of the court system and court process. Its up-to-date coveragehighlights several recent trends, such as the addition of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, advents in problem-solving courts, and technological innovations. Special sections feature court cases with lasting impact and stories of courts in the news. Written by a respected author team, the book gives a comprehensive look at the courts, their personnel and the context in which they operate.
Table of Contents
SECTION 1: FOUNDATIONS
1. Legal Foundations
2. Who Controls the Courts?
SECTION 2: TYPES OF COURTS
3. Federal Courts
4. State Courts
5. Juvenile Courts
6. Specialized Courts
SECTION 3: THE PEOPLE INVOLVED
9. Defense Attorneys
10. Defendants and Victims: Their Roles and Rights
SECTION 4: THE COURT PROCESS
11. Arrest and Beyond
12. Plea Bargaining and Guilty Pleas
13. The Jury and the Trial
14. Sentencing, Appeals, and Habeas Corpus
SECTION 5: CURRENT ISSUES AND THE FUTURE OF COURTS
15. Differential Treatment and Wrongful Convictions
16. Technology, Alternatives, and the Future
With CourseSmart eTextbooks and eResources, you save up to 60% off the price of new print textbooks, and can switch between studying online or offline to suit your needs.
Once you have purchased your eTextbooks and added them to your CourseSmart bookshelf, you can access them anytime, anywhere.
Courts and the Criminal Justice System in America, CourseSmart eTextbook
Format: Electronic Book
$47.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-507844-0