America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System

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Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1996 - Criminal courts - 435 pages
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This Fifth Edition of America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System provides readers with a fascinating overview of how this nation's court system actually works to administer justice. Exploring a range of criminal cases - from the points of arrest, prosecution, and appeal, author David W. Neubauer takes readers through all stages of court processes. Cutting through the legalese, he explains legal concepts and court structures and illustrates the working dynamics that occur within the court system. As a result, readers learn to see how and why various outcomes - such as the setting of bail, sentencing, and so on - are actually determined. Taking an objective stance, Neubauer views the problems and solutions inherent within our courts and criminal justice system. He puts public sentiment concerning crime and just punishment on the stand and evaluates current proposals for reforming our criminal court system.

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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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