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Law and Justice: An Introduction to the American Legal System, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition

By Howard Abadinsky

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 10, 2008

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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

PREFACE

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

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

CASE INDEX

AUTHOR INDEX

SUBJECT INDEX

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