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NCJ Number: 76900 Find in a Library
Title: How the System Works - Criminal Justice System, Part 2
Corporate Author: Police Science Services, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Sponsoring Agency: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Police Science Services, Inc
Niles, IL 60648
Sale Source: Police Science Services, Inc
6633 West Howard Street
Niles, IL 60648
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This professional procedures program, produced by the Police Science Services, describes how a case is processed through the criminal justice system.
Abstract: The program outlines the six stages that generally occur in proceedings against adult offenders. These include the stage of investigation and arrest that covers all steps from the time the investigating authorities learn of the offense until the initial appearance or presentation of the accused before a judicial officer; the formal charge stage, in which specific charges are filed and the suspect must be formally informed of them before he is tried; and the stage of pretrial motions, or requests for the court to take certain actions such as motion to dismiss, to quash the indictment, for discovery, or change of venue. The program also outlines the trial process including jury selection, opening statement, case for the prosecution, cross-examination, judgment, and sentence. In addition, the appeal stage, in which questionable decisions are reviewed by a higher court on appeal, is described briefly. The final correction stage covers prison sentences, parole, habeas corpus, and pardons. Quiz questions, study notes, 80 slides, a 17-minute cassette tape, and an instructor's guide are included.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Criminal proceedings; Instructional aids; Judicial process; Police education
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