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NCJ Number: 182843 Find in a Library
Title: Courts and Justice: A Reader, 2nd Edition
Editor(s): G. Larry Mays; Peter R. Gregware
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 573
Sponsoring Agency: Waveland Press, Inc.
Long Grove, IL 60047
Publication Number: ISBN 1-57766-072-2
Sale Source: Waveland Press, Inc.
4180 IL Route 83
Suite 101
Long Grove, IL 60047
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume examines the role of court personnel, the role of courts in enhancing the social good, court processes, functions and problems, and alternatives for change.
Abstract: The book directs particular attention to program implementation and important reform issues: why some good ideas have gone nowhere, why some bad ideas are gaining momentum, and where to find viable reform ideas. The book contains a section on specialized courts, including tribal, juvenile, drug and mental health courts. The book includes 31 essays, presented in seven sections; each section includes related study questions: (1) Overview of Courts (including teaching courts); (2) Decision Making in the Shadows: Little-Understood Components and Processes in the Criminal Justice System (including de novo trials in the criminal courts); (3) Limiting or Trusting Juries? (including the impact of sequestration, videotaped trial transcripts for juror deliberations and the resilience of jury nullification); (4) Problems for the Judiciary (including racial diversity and gender bias); (5) Politics in the Decision-Making Process (including privatizing due process and bias and impartiality of judges and jurors); (6) Specialized Courts: Shopping the Boutique; and (7) The Future of Courts: Thinking Outside the Lines. Notes, figures, references, tables, index
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Court personnel; Court procedures; Court reorganization; Decisionmaking; Gender issues; Judicial process; Juries; Jury nullification instructions; Racial discrimination
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