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ERIC Number: ED238766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 216
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Criminal Justice in America.
Croddy, Marshall; And Others
An introduction to criminal law, processes, and justice is provided in this high school level text. Content is divided into six chapters, each treating a particular aspect of criminal procedure and the social and political issues surrounding it. Chapter 1 considers the criminal, the effects of crime on its victims, and legislation to aid victims. Chapter 2 focuses on the police, the laws regulating them, and the public reaction to them. The entire process involved in a criminal court case is detailed in chapter 3, from arrest, bail, and initial hearing to trial procedure and verdict. Sentencing and correction facilities are discussed in chapter 4. Chapter 5 provides an overview of the juvenile justice system, examining the problems of delinquency and juvenile corrections. The final chapter examines the causes of crime as well as both government- and citizen-generated responses to the problem. In each chapter, a brief introductory example precedes a selection of readings, case studies, student simulations, discussion guides and exercises. The text concludes with a section of answer keys to chapter exercises. (LP)
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 1510 Cotner Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025 ($6.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers - Location: United States