Summary: A combined dictionary of key legal terms and an index of leading US Supreme Court cases. Over half the text is devoted to the court cases, each of which is briefly described with comment on its outcome and the legal consequences of that outcome. The dictionary section pulls together key terms and concepts from diverse areas, including criminology, criminal justice, corrections, probation, juvenile justice, and policing. The Supreme Court cases are indexed by type of case, such as ...show moredeath penalty, right to counsel, and searches and seizures. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 99
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