America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System

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Cengage Learning, Apr 19, 2007 - Social Science - 576 pages
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Open this book and step into America's court system! What's it like to be a judge? A prosecutor? A defense attorney? With Neubauer's best-selling book, you'll find out! This fascinating and well-researched text gives you the sense of being in the courthouse-of what it is like to work in and be a part of the system. This concept of the courthouse players illustrates each person's important role in bringing a case through the court process. Throughout the text, Neubauer highlights not only the pivotal role of the criminal courts within the criminal justice system but also the court's importance and impact on society as a whole.
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Contents

Courts Crime and Controversy
2
Law and Crime
24
Federal Courts
50
State Courts
78
The Dynamics of Courthouse Justice
98
Prosecutors
120
Defense Attorneys
142
Judges
164
Trials and Juries
290
Sentencing Options
318
Sentencing Decisions
346
Appellate Courts
376
The Lower Courts
400
Juvenile Courts
420
Courts Crime and Justice
447
Criminal Court Landmarks
451

Defendants and Victims
186
Arrest to Arraignment
206
Bail
228
Disclosing and Suppressing Evidence
248
Negotiated Justice and the Plea of Guilty
270
Glossary
457
References
469
Case Index
495
Index
499
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David William Neubauer is now a professor at the University of New Orleans, where he chaired the political science department from 1982 to 1986.

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