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Congressional Quarterly's desk reference on American criminal justice : [over 500 answers to frequently asked questions from law enforcement to corrections]

Author: Patricia G Barnes; Congressional Quarterly, inc.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, ©2001.
Series: Desk reference series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This desk reference features answers to 563 frequently asked questions about every facet of the US legal system, from what is the difference between civil and criminal law to what state has the lowest crime rate and what rights are afforded under the Fourth to Sixth Amendments to the US Constitution. Reference materials include the Constitution, significant laws and court decisions cited by chapter, information on  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia G Barnes; Congressional Quarterly, inc.
ISBN: 1568025696 1568025793 9781568025698 9781568025797
OCLC Number: 122972899
Notes: Subtitle from cover.
Description: xi, 362 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The criminal justice system --
Criminal procedure --
Courts --
Law enforcement --
Corrections --
Reference materials --
Index.
Series Title: Desk reference series.
Other Titles: Desk reference on American criminal justice
Responsibility: Patricia G. Barnes.

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