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Criminal courts : a contemporary perspective

Author: Craig Hemmens; Cassia Spohn; David C Brody
Publisher: Los Angeles ; London ; New Delhi ; Singapore ; Washington DC : SAGE, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd editionView all editions and formats
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Explores all conventional topics (court structure, courtroom actors, and the trial and appeals process) as well as others seldom covered, such as specialty courts and the goals and functions of the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Hemmens; Cassia Spohn; David C Brody
ISBN: 9781506306575 1506306578
OCLC Number: 985469909
Description: xxii, 510 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgmentsSECTION I: The Purpose and Structure of American CourtsCHAPTER 1: Introduction: Law and the Judicial Function Why Study Courts? What Is Law? The Code of Hammurabi Two Opposing Perspectives: Consus and Conflict What Is the Relationship of Law to Justice? The Rule of Law Justice, the Law, and Packer's Models of Criminal Justice Judicial Functions How Judges "Make Law" Development of the Common-Law System The Role of Courts in the Criminal Justice SystemCHAPTER 2: Sources of Law Sources of Law Sources of Individual Rights Due Process and the 14th Amendment Standard of Review Incorporation of the Bill of Rights Into the 14th Amendment CHAPTER 3: Types of Law Types of Law: Criminal and CivilCHAPTER 4: Court Organization and Structure Jurisdiction The Structure and Jurisdiction of U.S. Courts A Brief Historical Overview Federal Courts State Courts Court Actors Overview of the Criminal ProcessCHAPTER 5: Specialized Courts Problem-Solving Courts Drug Treatment Courts Domestic Violence Courts Other Problem-Solving Courts Juvenile CourtsSECTION II: Courtroom Actors and the Courtroom WorkgroupCHAPTER 6: Prosecutors Historical Evolution of the American Prosecutor The Federal Prosecutor State Prosecutors The Prosecutor's Duties Assistant Prosecutors at Work The Expansion of the Prosecutor's Discretionary Power Prosecutorial Ethics and Misconduct Community ProsecutionCHAPTER 7: Defense Attorneys Defense Attorney's Role in the Criminal Justice System Historical Development of the Right to Counsel Indigent Defense Systems Private Versus Appointed Counsel: Which Is Better? Effective Assistance of Counsel Ethics and Lawyer-Client Relationships Realities of Being a Defense AttorneyCHAPTER 8: Judges Roles and Duties of Judges Judicial Selection Judicial Socialization and Development Judicial Accountability and Judicial Independence Judicial Performance Evaluations Accountability for Judicial MisconductCHAPTER 9: Criminal Defendants and Crime Victims Criminal Defendants Victims and the Criminal CourtsCHAPTER 10: The Jury History of Jury Trials The Role of the Jury Limits on the Right to Trial by Jury Jury Size and Unanimity Requirements The Selection of Jurors Reforms to the Jury System Jury NullificationSECTION III: Court ProcessesCHAPTER 11: Pretrial Procedures Arrest Booking The Charging Decision Information Indictment Initial Appearance Arraignment Discovery Pretrial Motions Plea Bargaining Jury SelectionCHAPTER 12: The Criminal Trial Opening Statements The Presentation of Evidence Calling Witnesses Evidence and Rules of Evidence Closing Arguments Instructing the Jury Jury Deliberations and VerdictCHAPTER 13: Sentencing The Goals of Sentencing The Judge's Options at Sentencing How Do Judges Decide? Modeling the Sentencing Process CHAPTER 14: The Appellate Process Appealing to a Higher Court The Appellate Courts The "Right" to Appeal The Writ of Habeas Corpus How Do Appellate Courts Decide?GlossaryReferences/Future ReadingCase IndexGeneral IndexAbout the Authors
Responsibility: Craig Hemmens (Washington State University), Cassia C. Spohn (Washington State University), David C. Brody (Arizona State University).

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