For courses in Introduction to Courts, Criminal Law, and Law and Justice.
Law and Justice: An Introduction to the American Legal System, Sixth Edition offers a thorough examination of the system of justice used in the United States: civil and criminal, juvenile, and therapeutic. Designed for courses on the law and judicial process, it draws on the author’s diverse background to transcend the disciplines of political science, sociology, and criminal justice. This new edition continues its critical review of the legal system and examines issues such as the conflict between the legal system’s need for predictability and the desire for flexibility; the pros and cons of therapeutic jurisprudence and restorative justice; the issues involved with medical malpractice and more!
Table of Contents
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
LAW AND JUSTICE CHRONOLOGY
CHAPTER 1 AN INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND JUSTICE
CHAPTER 2 SYSTEMS OF LAW AND JUSTICE
CHAPTER 3 A HISTORY OF LAW AND JUSTICE IN AMERICA
CHAPTER 4 LAW SCHOOLS AND LEGAL EDUCATION
CHAPTER 5 THE LEGAL PROFESSION AND THE PRACTICE OF LAW
CHAPTER 6 THE STRUCTURE AND ADMINISTRATION OF STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS
CHAPTER 7 THE APPELLATE PROCESS AND JUDICIAL REVIEW
CHAPTER 8 JUDICIAL INTERPRETATION AND POLICY-MAKING
CHAPTER 9 JUDGES, PROSECUTORS, AND CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
CHAPTER 10 CRIMINAL JUSTICE
CHAPTER 11 NEGOTIATED JUSTICE: PLEA BARGAINING
CHAPTER 12 CIVIL JUSTICE
CHAPTER 13 JUVENILE JUSTICE
CHAPTER 14 ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND THERAPEUTIC JUSTICE
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