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NCJ Number: 65822 Find in a Library
Title: INTRODUCTION TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM - PRINCIPLES, PROCEDURES, PRACTICES
Author(s): G D ROBIN
Corporate Author: Harper and Row
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 575
Sponsoring Agency: Harper and Row
New York, NY 10022
Harper and Row Publishers
Scranton, PA 18512
Sale Source: Harper and Row Publishers
Order Services Dept
Keystone Industrial Park
Scranton, PA 18512
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DESIGNED TO MEET THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AND THEIR INSTRUCTORS, THIS TEXTBOOK PROVIDES A SUBSTANTIVE AND COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
Abstract: THE INTRODUCTION PRESENTS AN EXAMINATION OF THE LEGAL FOUNDATION OF CRIME WITH DISCUSSION COVERING STATUTORY AND PROCEDURAL CRIMINAL LAW, THE LAW IN ACTION AND DISCRETION, REASONABLENESS AND THE LAW, THE CLASSIFICATION OF CRIME, THE UNIFORM CRIME REPORTS, VICTIM SURVEYS, AND THE FEAR OF CRIME. NEXT, AN OVERVIEW OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM ENCOMPASSES SUCH TOPICS AS THE PROCESSING STAGES IN FELONY CASES, CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION AS SYSTEM AND NONSYSTEM, AND THE FEDERAL ROLE IN IMPROVING STATE AND LOCAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS. CHAPTERS ON THE POLICE DISCUSS THE POLICE ROLE, THE POLICE AND THE COMMUNITY, THE PROFESSIONALIZATION OF THE POLICE, AND THE POLICE AND THE CONSTITUTION. CHAPTERS ON THE COURTS REVIEW THE STATE AND THE FEDERAL COURT SYSTEM, AS WELL AS COURT REFORM, THE BAIL SYSTEM, THE PROSECUTOR AND THE DEFENSE COUNSEL, PLEA BARGAINING AND SPEEDY TRIAL, THE TRIAL PROCESS, AND SENTENCING. DISCUSSION ABOUT CORRECTIONS COVERS PRISON PROGRAMS, PAROLE, AND PRISONERS' RIGHTS; COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS; AND AIDING THE CRIME VICTIMS. FINALLY, THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM IS EXPLAINED, AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION IS PROVIDED BY A SURVEY OF THE JUVENILE COURT THROUGH THE 1960'S. OTHER SECTIONS DESCRIBE THE EXTENSION OF CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS TO JUVENILES, THE CONTEMPORARY JUVENILE COURT SYSTEM, AND NEEDED REFORMS OF THE JUVENILE COURT. EACH CHAPTER HAS A SUMMARY AND DISCUSSION QUESTIONS. THE BOOK CONTAINS MANY TABLES, CHARTS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS, AS WELL AS REFERENCES, GLOSSARIES OF TERMS AND OF LEGAL CASES, AND AN INDEX. (PRG)
Index Term(s): Bail/Financial Release; Court reform; Court structure; Crime surveys; Criminal justice education; Criminology; Federal courts; Juvenile court procedures; Laws and Statutes; Plea negotiations; Police community relations; Reference materials; Sentencing/Sanctions; State courts; Trials
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