Procedures in the Justice System

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Prentice Hall, 2001 - Criminal justice, Administration of - 437 pages
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For undergraduate sophomore-level course in Administration of Justice, or junior-level course in American Criminal Courts.Providing readers with a thorough understanding of our justice system, this popular text explains the duties and responsibilities of the law enforcement agencies, courts, and correctional departments from the time of arrest through the sentencing of the criminal offender. Avoiding confusing legalese, it addresses why we have laws and why those laws are broken, the constitutional rights of an accused, and the underlying philosophy of correctional endeavors. The text helps students gain a deeper understanding of our justice system and of the role each member must play to achieve, through teamwork, law and order for all.

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Contents

Historical Development of Laws and Crime Causation
1
Sentencing Philosophy and Clemency
16
Historical Development of the Justice System
23
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Cliff Roberson has published, authored, and co-authored 40 books. His personal experiences include service in the United States Marine Corps (Infantry Officer and judge advocate), membership in Texas and California Bar Associations, admission to practice before U.S. Supreme Court and state courts in California and Texas, chairmanship of numerous panels on criminological theory and criminal law at ACJS.

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