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NCJ Number: 10853 Find in a Library
Title: INTRODUCTION TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Author(s): H B KERPER
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 569
Sponsoring Agency: West Publishing Co
St Paul, MN 55164
Publication Number: U
Sale Source: West Publishing Co
610 Opperman Drive
P.O. Box 64526
St Paul, MN 55164
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN OVERVIEW OF THE THE PROCESS, PROCEDURES, AND PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN THE AMERICAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
Abstract: DISCUSSIONS OF THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE LAW AND THE NATURE OF CRIME AND CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY ARE PRESENTED IN THE FIRST SECTION. THE SECOND SECTION TRACES THE STEPS OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS FROM APPREHENSION THROUGH ADJUDICATION, TO SENTENCING AND CORRECTION. THIS SECTION EXPLAINS THE ADVERSARY AND JURY SYSTEMS, THE COURTS (INCLUDING THE JUVENILE COURT PROCESS), IMPLICATIONS OF DUE PROCESS, AND TRIAL AND POST-CONVICTION PROCEDURES. TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INSIGHTS INTO CRIMINAL JUSTICE AS A WHOLE, INDIVIDUAL CHAPTERS IN PART THREE DISCUSS THE EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND ROLES OF THE VARIOUS PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN THE SYSTEM, SHOWING THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT, JUDICIAL, AND CORRECTIONAL AND REHABILITATIVE ACTIVITIES. THE WORK OFFERS A GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM TO THE INTERESTED LAYMAN OR THE BEGINNING STUDENT IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, CRIMINOLOGY, LAW, CORRECTIONS, AND RELATED FIELDS. FOOTNOTES PROVIDE EXAMPLES OF CONTRASTING STATUTORY LAW FROM NEW YORK, ILLINOIS, CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS AND SUPPLY SUPPLEMENTAL STUDY MATERIALS FOR THE READER SEEKING A MORE THOROUGH EXAMINATION OF CRIMINAL LAW AND CORRECTIONS. APPENDICES INCLUDE SELECTED SECTIONS OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION, A GLOSSARY OF COMMON LEGAL TERMS, AND INSTRUCTIVE MATERIAL FOR LEGAL RESEARCH. (SNI ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (adult); Criminal justice overview texts; Criminal responsibility; Job analysis; Judicial process; Juries; Law enforcement; Post-conviction remedies; Pretrial procedures; Right to Due Process; Sentencing/Sanctions
Note: KF 9223 .K35
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