ERIC Number: ED114317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The American Criminal Justice System: A General Survey of Our Courts, Our Police, and Our Correctional System.
Patterson, David; And Others
This curriculum resource guide is part of an effort to provide background information for both teachers and students about the composition of the American criminal justice system. The document begins with an historical view from other cultures and other times. Chapter two briefly looks at the American system of justice, including handling criminals and juveniles, the purpose of the courts, and the role of the correctional procedure. The next two chapters present selected issues which the criminal justice system faces as it attempts to combat crime and cooperate with local, state, and national government. These issues are presented for the purpose of highlighting the processes and the procedures the system uses as it works with minorities, women, juveniles, and individual rights. Following that is a chapter on the criminal justice system as viewed by the police, the courts, and the criminal. Within each chapter are organizing questions and learning activities which supplement the readings. Several appendices conclude the document, including a selected bibliography (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston.