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NCJ Number: 77993 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Procedures in the Justice System
Author(s): G B Stuckey
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 271
Sponsoring Agency: Charles E Merrill Publishing Co
Columbus, OH 43216
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Charles E Merrill Publishing Co
1300 Alum Creek Drive
Columbus, OH 43216
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study text provides a thorough description of the justice system from the time of a suspect's arrest through sentencing of a criminal offender.
Abstract: The work informs police officers and correctional science students of the responsibilities of the law enforcement agencies, courts, and correctional departments in relation to law violators. Topics considered include historical development of laws and theories of crime causation; historical development of the justice system; the arrest; the initial appearance; pleas, the grand jury, and preliminary hearings; place and time of trial; trial by jury and public trial; confrontation and assistance of counsel; and pretrial motions, hearings, and plea negotiations. Also discussed are the roles of major trial participants; the jury; trial procedure; jury instructions and deliberation; the verdict, appeals, and appellate citations; the sentence and correctional procedures; sentencing philosophy and clemency; and extradition, writs, and juvenile justice. Judicial decisions are highlighted to clarify major points in the text, and review questions are provided with each chapter. A table of cases, an index, and an appendix are included in the book.
Index Term(s): Course materials; Court system; Criminal justice system analysis; Criminal procedures; Criminal proceedings; Defendants; Trial procedures
Note: Second edition.
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