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Criminal Justice: Introductory Cases and Materials (University Casebook Series)

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Edition: 6th ed., 2005
Author(s): Skolnick, Feeley, McCoy


SKU: 93989U



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Criminal Justice: Introductory Cases and Materials introduces the concept of crime and addresses key issues such as how we measure criminality, its variety, and the justifications we employ for punishing it. The casebook also discusses processing institutions: police, prosecutor, defense attorney, courts, sentencing and corrections. The book defines the relationships among these institutions and illustrates the relationships with examples. Materials in the book include cases and statutes, the writings and commentary of legal scholars, articles by social scientists and humanists, newspaper editorials and reports by criminal justice practitioners.

Table of Contents includes:
Why Punish Crimes?
Principles of the Criminal Justice System;
The Police;
Searches, Arrests, Interrogations, and the Exclusionary Rule;
The Role of Attorneys;
Pretrial Release and Detention;
The Trial;
Guilty Pleas and Plea Bargaining;
Punishment and Corrections;
Capital Punishment.


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Format Hardcover
Author Skolnick, Feeley, McCoy
ISBN 9781587785269
Edition 6th ed., 2005
Publisher West