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NCJ Number: 93703 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Justice in America - Process and Issues - Second Edition
Author(s): P C Kratcoski; D B Walker
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 616
Sponsoring Agency: Random House
New York, NY 10022
Sale Source: Random House
201 East 50th Street
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This introduction to American criminal justice provides a survey of current practices in the criminal justice process, including the principal roles and functions of the system's four major components: legislative bodies, law enforcement agencies, criminal courts, and correctional agencies.
Abstract: A broad introduction to the administration of justice is followed by a discussion of the problem of crime and current explanations of criminality. The organization, roles, and issues in each of the components of the criminal justice process are explained. Additional discussions focus on the juvenile justice process, the criminal justice process in other countries, the problem of ethical conduct in administering justice, current trends in the philosophy and delivery of justice services, and the implication of these trends for the future of criminal justice in the United States. Findings of recent research, analysis of materials published by various justice agencies, and interviews with people both inside and outside the criminal justice system form the basis of the discussion. Figures, tables, footnotes, chapter discussion questions, a glossary, a list of court cases, subject and name indexes, and the text of the U.S. Constitution are included.
Index Term(s): Criminal justice overview texts; Criminal justice system policy; United States of America
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