ERIC Number: ED238766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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)
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Correctional Institutions, Courts, Crime, Criminal Law, Criminals, Delinquency, Due Process, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Justice, Juvenile Courts, Law Enforcement, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Police, Police Community Relationship, Simulation, Social Problems, Victims of Crime
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 1510 Cotner Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025 ($6.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
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