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The American criminal justice system : how it works, how it doesn't, and how to fix it

Author: Gerhard Falk
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2010.
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This work calls attention to a criminal justice system that needs improvement. The author shows that the police themselves often violate the law; that prosecutors send innocent citizens to prison and even to death row ; that defense attorneys take on cases they are not prepared to handle ; that juries vote guilt or innocence on the basis of emotion, not facts ; that judges are often failed attorneys or unscrupulous  Read more...
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Falk, Gerhard, 1924-
American criminal justice system.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2010
(DLC) 2009048614
(OCoLC)475446663
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerhard Falk
ISBN: 9780313383489 0313383480
OCLC Number: 647881389
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 250 pages)
Contents: The American police --
A brief history of criminal prosecution in the United States --
Prosecuting violent crime and sex offenses --
Prosecuting white- collar crime --
Defending the accused --
The American jury --
Courts and judges --
The prison-industrial complex --
Probation and parole --
The death penalty: non omnis moriar.
Responsibility: Gerhard Falk.

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This critical yet honest appraisal of our criminal justice system addresses its strengths and its flaws-and makes recommendations for improvement.  Read more...

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