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NCJ Number: 65465 Find in a Library
Title: CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM - AN INTRODUCTION - SECOND EDITION
Author(s): R J WALDRON; J C UPPAL; C L QUARLES; R P MCCAULEY; H HARPER; R L FRAZIER; J C BENSON
Corporate Author: Houghton Mifflin Co
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 544
Sponsoring Agency: Houghton Mifflin Co
Boston, MA 02116-3764
Sale Source: Houghton Mifflin Co
222 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116-3764
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: WRITTEN PRIMARILY FOR THE INTRODUCTORY CRIMINAL JUSTICE COURSE, THIS SECOND EDITION PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH BASIC INFORMATION ON THE SYSTEM AND THE MANY SUBSYSTEMS THAT COMPOSE IT--POLICE, PROSECUTORS, AND THE COURTS.
Abstract: DIVIDED INTO SEVEN PARTS, THE TEXT BEGINS WITH AN OVERVIEW OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, FOLLOWED BY THE SUBJECTS OF POLICE, PROSECUTION AND DEFENSE, COURTS, CORRECTIONS, PROBATION AND PAROLE, AND THE FUTURE OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. THE READER IS INTRODUCED TO THE NATURE OF LAW IN SOCIETY, THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS. PART TWO COVERS POLICE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT, U.S. LAW ENFORCEMENT, POLICE ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATIONS, AND CONTEMPORARY LAW ENFORCEMENT ISSUES SUCH AS POLICE REORGANIZATION AND PRODUCTIVITY. CHAPTERS ON PROSECUTION AND DEFENSE INCLUDE A HISTORY AND STRUCTURE OF ADVOCACY, A DISCUSSION OF THE STATE'S AND THE DEFENDANT'S ADVOCATE, AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES. THE FOURTH PART ON COURTS CHRONICLES COURT DEVELOPMENT, COURT STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION, AND COURT ISSUES AND PROBLEMS FROM THE PARTICIPANTS' PERSPECTIVES. THE CORRECTIONS SECTION ALSO PROVIDES A HISTORICAL BACKGROUND AS WELL AS A DESCRIPTION OF THE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF CORRECTIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND SOME CURRENT PROBLEMS. NEXT, PROBLEMS AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN PAROLE ARE OUTLINED AND THE FUTURE OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS DISCUSSED, INCLUDING THE SYSTEMS APPROACH, THE IMPACT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, AND SPECIFIC REFORMS. EACH PART INCLUDES DISCUSSION QUESTIONS, NOTES, AND AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. APPENDIXES CONTAIN INFORMATION ON CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, A TEXT OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, A SECTION ON INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS UNDER THE CONSTITUTION, SELECTED CRIMINAL LAW CASES, AND A GLOSSARY. PHOTOGRAPHS, FIGURES, AND TABLES ARE PROVIDED. (AOP)
Index Term(s): Automation; Correctional organization; Corrections management; Court structure; Patrol; Police agencies; Police management; Probation or parole decisionmaking; Prosecution; Prosecutorial discretion; Science and Technology
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