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The Courts in Our Criminal Justice System presents a unique historical context on the development, functions, and controversies in the courts system that is lacking in other courts books, while simultaneously presenting the most current theory, research, and examples on the topic. This broad, temporally inclusive approach to the study of the courts will help provide the The Courts in Our Criminal Justice System presents a unique historical context on the development, functions, and controversies in the courts system that is lacking in other courts books, while simultaneously presenting the most current theory, research, and examples on the topic. This broad, temporally inclusive approach to the study of the courts will help provide the "big picture" framework necessary for readers to understand the modern American criminal courts process. A Society Designs Laws; A Crime is Committed; After Arrest: Law, the Court, and Post-Arrest Procedures; The Courts Get Involved (The History of Courts and the Arrangement of Modern Courts; A Prosecutor Considers the Charges; A Defense Lawyer is Selected: The Defense Role; A Judge is Assigned to Hear the Case; Jurors and Other Key Participants in the Courtroom Play Their Roles; Some Cases Don't Make It to Court; "You Ring, We Spring" The Role of Bail in the Court System; Plea Bargaining; Your Day in Court: The Trial Begins; The Punishment Dilemma; $30 or 30 Days: Setting the Penalty; Appeals; Juvenile Courts.


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The Courts in Our Criminal Justice System presents a unique historical context on the development, functions, and controversies in the courts system that is lacking in other courts books, while simultaneously presenting the most current theory, research, and examples on the topic. This broad, temporally inclusive approach to the study of the courts will help provide the The Courts in Our Criminal Justice System presents a unique historical context on the development, functions, and controversies in the courts system that is lacking in other courts books, while simultaneously presenting the most current theory, research, and examples on the topic. This broad, temporally inclusive approach to the study of the courts will help provide the "big picture" framework necessary for readers to understand the modern American criminal courts process. A Society Designs Laws; A Crime is Committed; After Arrest: Law, the Court, and Post-Arrest Procedures; The Courts Get Involved (The History of Courts and the Arrangement of Modern Courts; A Prosecutor Considers the Charges; A Defense Lawyer is Selected: The Defense Role; A Judge is Assigned to Hear the Case; Jurors and Other Key Participants in the Courtroom Play Their Roles; Some Cases Don't Make It to Court; "You Ring, We Spring" The Role of Bail in the Court System; Plea Bargaining; Your Day in Court: The Trial Begins; The Punishment Dilemma; $30 or 30 Days: Setting the Penalty; Appeals; Juvenile Courts.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Marie

    This textbook was required for a college criminal justice class. I found this seemed to duplicate other textbooks I was required to use for my classes. However, this went more in depth in certain areas and I am glad I still have it to use as a reference. Like the other Criminal Justice textbooks I have, I used it with other classes. What is interesting to note, is that the authors indicate that this particular edition (the first one) was written as the events of September 11, 2001 happened. This This textbook was required for a college criminal justice class. I found this seemed to duplicate other textbooks I was required to use for my classes. However, this went more in depth in certain areas and I am glad I still have it to use as a reference. Like the other Criminal Justice textbooks I have, I used it with other classes. What is interesting to note, is that the authors indicate that this particular edition (the first one) was written as the events of September 11, 2001 happened. This covers as it states: the courts in the criminal justice system. It provides more in-depth coverage though and is written in four parts with "steps" not "chapters": #1.) Introduction to the Courts #2.) Participants in the Courtroom Drama #3.) Courtroom Processes #4.) Post-Conviction Processes In the introduction, the student learns about a society designing and creating their laws, how the laws have adapted, even oddball (or blue) laws in certain states. Also covered are how the courts get involved with crimes committed, elements of crimes, legal defenses, post arrest procedures, due process, the history of the courts, the different courts, and the modern court set up. The second part covers the people inside the courtroom - the prosecutor, the defense lawyer, the judge, the jury, and other key participants. The section also covers how charges are brought forth as well as the other duties of the prosecutor, how the defense attorney is selected or appointed along with their role in it, the analysis of privately retained vs. court appointed defense. The judge's role is then explained along with the processes he/she might be involved in even prior to trial, how judges are selected and trained. Jurors and their role are also explored in this section, also their process of selection. The role of other courtroom participants are also explained: court administrator and staff, bailiff, court clerks, court reporters, witnesses, court interpreters, victim-witness assistants, and courtroom spectators. Part three details the courtroom processes for the cases that make it to court as some don't. Also explained is the role of the bail agents and bail system. Plea-bargaining is also covered. The trial process is also explained and explored from pre-trial motions to possible appeals. Part four details the post-conviction process starting with "punishment" or sentencing - penalties from fines, to incarceration, to even death. The appeals process is even explored in this final section. The final "step" or rather "footnote" to this book is a section on Juvenile Courts - the history, process, and the evolution. This book is designed for classroom instruction, but as I enjoy the subject, I retained it for a reference book.

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    Angelica

    really awesome for a first time criminal justice class (: and i read it in 3 weeks!!

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