America's courts & the criminal justice system

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Brooks/Cole Pub. Co., 1992 - Law - 489 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

The CRIMINAL COURTS IN CONTROVERSY
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PART I
13
How and Why Cases Move from Here to There
27
Copyright

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About the author (1992)

David William Neubauer has taught at the University of Florida; at Washington University in St. Louis; and most recently at the University of New Orleans, where he regularly teaches Judicial Process, General American Politics, and Criminal Justice. In addition to this best-selling text, he is the author of DEBATING CRIME: RHETORIC AND REALITY, and BATTLE SUPREME: THE CONFIRMATION OF CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS AND THE FUTURE OF THE SUPREME COURT, all from Wadsworth. His articles have appeared in a wide array of scholarly journals, including LAW AND SOCIETY REVIEW, JUDICATURE, POLICY STUDIES JOURNAL, and LAW AND POLICY QUARTERLY. Dr. Neubauer's current research interests include nominations to the Supreme Court and religion in public life.

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