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ERIC Number: ED450040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 324
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-886253-12-9
Criminal Justice in America. Third Edition.
Hayes, Bill, Ed.
This book, a comprehensive and interactive introductory text on criminal justice, consists of six units: (1) Crime: covers victims' rights, gangs, violent crime, white-collar crime, elements of crimes, legal defenses, methods for measuring crime, hate crime, computer crime, and a history of crime in the United States; (2) Police: explores local police, attitudes toward police, community policing, criminal investigation, search and seizure, "Miranda," the exclusionary rule, racial profiling, corruption, use of force, policing the police, and an history of law enforcement; (3) The Criminal Case: examines courts, judges, and lawyers and explores a hypothetical criminal case from arrest through trial; (4) Corrections: looks into sentencing, prisons, alternatives to prison, capital punishment, theories of punishment, history of corrections, and debates such as those over mandatory-minimums and the high number of imprisoned persons; (5) Juvenile Justice: explores the separate system for juveniles and examines delinquency, status offenses, steps in a juvenile case, rights of juveniles, juvenile corrections, waiver to adult court, the death penalty, how the system developed, and current controversies; and (6) Solutions: looks at debates over the causes of crime, racism in the justice system, crime in schools, vigilantism, policy options to reduce crime and to make the system more just, and options for individual citizens. Appendices contain excerpts from the U.S. Constitution, a glossary, and a table of cases cited. (BT)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.