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NCJ Number: 136639 Find in a Library
Title: American System of Criminal Justice, Sixth Edition
Author(s): G F Cole
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 763
Sponsoring Agency: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Publication Number: ISBN 0-534-14700-3
Sale Source: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co
511 Forest Lodge Road
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The approach in this text devoted to criminal justice is interdisciplinary and includes research contributions from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science as well as a practitioner component.
Abstract: This completely updated revision examines the extent and nature of crime in the United States and efforts to deal with it, provides a broad general framework within which to analyze the issues addressed, and identifies policy questions in need of resolution. Issues addressed include: police operations, issues, and trends; the process by which guilt is determined in accordance with the law's requirements; the various ways in which the American system of criminal justice deals with offenders; and the procedures used in handling juvenile problems. 69 figures, 40 tables, and 678 footnotes
Main Term(s): Criminal justice system analysis; Criminal justice system planning
Index Term(s): Corrections management; Court procedures; Police policies and procedures; Prosecutors
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