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NCJ Number: 177722 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Justice Procedure, Sixth Edition
Author(s): R. L. Carlson
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 411
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87084-211-0
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume profiles the procedures of America's adversarial system of criminal justice, tracing the various steps prior to trial, as well as the trial process itself; positive suggestions for citizens who appear as witnesses are presented, and rules that control posttrial proceedings are clarified.
Abstract: The book begins with an overview of criminal justice in America, which includes consideration of the adversarial system of justice, the constitutional right to a jury trial, steps in a criminal prosecution, and the felony case process. The second chapter begins a series of chapters on procedures at various stages of criminal case processing. One chapter focuses on arrest, appearance, and the preliminary hearing, followed by chapters on bail, the charging instrument (indictment or information), and guilty pleas. The chapter on guilty pleas contains a section on plea bargaining. A major chapter on procedures in the criminal trial details all aspects of trial proceedings, including pretrial motions and hearings, jury selection, and rules of evidence. A chapter on "Sentencing, Crime, and Corrections" considers such issues as the mechanics of sentencing, sentencing factors, capital punishment, sentencing reform, restitution, probation and parole, conditions of confinement, and the management of sex offenders and drug offenders. Another chapter focuses on appeal procedures and habeas corpus. Remaining chapters consider the trial location and double jeopardy, as well as miscellaneous proceedings (juvenile justice, misdemeanor trials, damage suits against police, and prisoner rights). The concluding chapter provides more details on the adversarial system of justice. Chapter footnotes, a glossary, and a subject index
Main Term(s): Court procedures
Index Term(s): Appeal procedures; Arrest procedures; Bail/Financial Release; Criminal procedures; Criminal proceedings; Habeas corpus; Plea negotiations; Pleas; Pretrial procedures; Sentencing/Sanctions; Trial procedures
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