Courts and Criminal Justice in America (2nd Edition)

Courts and Criminal Justice in America (2nd Edition) Author Larry J. Siegel
ISBN-10 0133459993
ISBN-13 9780133459999
Year 2014-02-16
Pages 504
Language English
Publisher Pearson
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This comprehensive text offers a balanced presentation with a modern approach to the court system in America Courts and Criminal Justice in America 2e is the collaboration of the most popular criminal justice authors of the century Featuring a balanced and modern presentation this book not only looks at the basic structure of the court system and court process but also covers the recent trends and controversial issues facing courts today This student friendly text does not presuppose any knowledge about the courts or how they operate Highlighted controversial cases illustrate the tremendous power that the court system has to regulate citizens lives to shape what is acceptable and what is forbidden and to ensure that criminal justice policy balances both rights and liberties This respected author team delivers the most comprehensive introduction to America s courts on the market today Teaching and Learning Experience The book gives a comprehensive look at the courts their personnel and the context in which they operate It provides A balanced presentation Includes all sides of the most controversial issues facing courts today Modern approach Covers a wide range of topics and recent trends in the field that stir controversy and enliven discussion as they relate to the courts Comprehensive up to date coverage Timely extensive coverage presupposes no prior knowledge Strong pedagogical features Gives students the tools to master key concepts faster and more effectively

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