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Courts, Law, and Justice

Author: William J Chambliss
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 2011.
Series: Key issues in crime and punishment.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 20 chapters in Courts, Law, and Justice cover a wide range of sharply contested topics, including drug and gun control laws as well as the ins and outs of the criminal justice system as encountered by arrested suspects, during the trial process, and during the sentencing phase. This volume looks closely at Miranda rights and the impact of polygraphs and DNA testing; legal and procedural issues during  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William J Chambliss
ISBN: 9781452266459 145226645X 9781412994125 1412994128 9781780341286 1780341288
OCLC Number: 809772687
Description: 1 online resource (337 pages).
Contents: Asset forfeiture --
DNA evidence --
Double jeopardy --
Drug laws --
DUI penalties --
Exclusionary rules --
Expert witnesses and hired guns --
Eyewitness testimony and accuracy --
Gun control laws --
Insanity defense --
Jury system --
Mandatory sentencing --
Miranda rights --
Plea bargaining --
Polygraphs --
Restorative justice --
Sentencing disparities --
Sex offender registry --
Three-strikes laws --
Victim rights and restitution.
Series Title: Key issues in crime and punishment.
Responsibility: general editor, William J. Chambliss.

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This text looks at key issues in the field such as DNA evidence, eyewitness accuracy and the jury system.  Read more...

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