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America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System

America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System - 9th edition

America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System - 9th edition

ISBN13: 9780495095408

ISBN10: 0495095400

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Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 9TH 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2008
International: No
America

ISBN13: 9780495095408

ISBN10: 0495095400

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 9TH 08

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Courts, crime, and controversy p. 2
The legal system
Law and crime p. 24
Federal courts p. 50
State courts p. 78
Legal actors
The dynamics of courthouse justice p. 98
Prosecutors p. 120
Defense attorneys p. 142
Judges p. 164
Defendants and victims p. 186
Processing the accused
Arrest to arraignment p. 206
Bail p. 228
Disclosing and suppressing evidence p. 248
Negotiated justice and the plea of guilty p. 270
Trials and juries p. 290
Sentencing the guilty
Sentencing options p. 318
Sentencing decisions p. 346
Appellate, lower, and juvenile courts
Appellate courts p. 376
The lower courts p. 400
Juvenile courts p. 420
Epilogue : courts, crime, and justice p. 447
Criminal court landmarks p. 451
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