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American criminal justice : an introduction / Frederick T. Davis.

Author/Creator:
Davis, Frederick T., 1945- author.
Publication:
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019. , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 165 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States.
Criminal justice, Administration of.
United States.
Summary:
"American criminal justice may be one of the best known - and most influential - systems of criminal justice in the world, but also the least understood: countless films and television series portray American police officers, prosecutors and lawyers, but over 95 percent of criminal matters result in guilty pleas, and trials are becoming vanishingly scarce as people accused of crime choose to strike a deal with increasingly powerful prosecutors. Sentencing 'reform' has led to a burgeoning prison population that is by far the highest among economically advanced countries. Meanwhile, American prosecutors have gained increasing (and largely unchecked) power to apply US criminal laws to worldwide corporations and individuals with little or no connection with the country. American Criminal Justice: An Introduction provides a readable, comprehensive review of the American criminal process behind these and other problems"-- Provided by publisher.
"American criminal justice may be one of the best known - and most influential - systems of criminal justice in the world, but also the least understood: Countless films and television series portray American police officers, prosecutors and lawyers, but over 95% of criminal matters result in guilty pleas, and trials are becoming vanishingly scarce as people accused of crime choose to strike a deal with increasingly powerful prosecutors. Sentencing "reform" has led to a burgeoning prison population that is by far the highest among economically advanced countries. Meanwhile, American prosecutors have gained increasing (and largely unchecked) power to apply US criminal laws to worldwide corporations and individuals with little or no connection with the country. American Criminal Justice: An Introduction provides a readable, comprehensive review of the American criminal process behind these and other problems"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. The Federal structure: sources of the law; 3. Investigation and evidence gathering
the participants; 4. Investigation and evidence gathering procedures; 5. Arrest and pretrial detention; 6. The decision to prosecute, or not; 7. Joinder of charges and defendants; 8. Venue; 9. Assistance of counsel; 10. Trial rights and preparation for trial; 11. Alternative outcomes; 12. Double jeopardy; 13. The trial; 14. Sentencing; 15. Appeals; 16. Corporate criminal responsibility; 17. Internal corporate investigations; 18. Professional responsibility; 19. Conclusion.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
9781108493208
1108493203
9781108717472
1108717470
9781108694773
OCLC:
1076549450
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