Guide to South Carolina Criminal Law and Procedure

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University of South Carolina Press, 1997 - Law - 408 pages
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A user-friendly introduction to the Palmetto State's criminal justice system

A handy reference for students, police officers, and concerned citizens, the Guide to South Carolina Criminal Law and Procedure, Fifth Edition, offers a comprehensive overview of the state's criminal justice system, including legislative changes enacted during the 1995-96 session. Patricia Seets Watson and William Shepard McAninch identify the functions of the police, prosecution, defense, and the Department of Corrections; define the jurisdiction and sentencing options of various courts; and discuss the procedures involved in processing a case from start to finish.

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Contents

History of Criminal Law and Punishment
8
Classification of Crimes
22
The Court System
52
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Patricia Seets Watson (1930-1997) was an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina College of Criminal Justice.

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