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Title:
Congressional Quarterly's desk reference on American criminal justice : [over 500 answers to frequently asked questions from law enforcement to corrections]
Author:
Barnes, Patricia G.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xi, 362 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
General Note:
Subtitle from cover.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781568025698

9781568025797
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This reference work provides basic information, descriptions, and explanations of how laws governing criminal behavior are made and enforced, and corrections for those who violate criminal law.''''Where do police get their power over citizens?''Who polices the police?''What is the difference between parole and probation?''What is the recidivism rate for prisoners?''What is the difference between civil and criminal law?''What is an arraignment?''''''Answers to these and over 500 more questions are found in CQ#65533;s Desk Reference on American Criminal Justice. This is the only book in a reference format that provides quick access and easy-to-find information for students and citizens who need to acquire a basic and comprehensive understanding of our system of law enforcement, courts in the context of criminal law, and corrections. Supporting the curriculum for criminal justice as it is studied in American government, history, and law enforcement courses in high schools and colleges, this reference volume will also cover any questions your patrons and students may have on public issues such as police brutality, prison reform, and juvenile justice.''


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

The publisher's handy question-and-answer format is applied to topics like juvenile justice, state and local law enforcement, and capital punishment.


Booklist Review

The publisher's handy question-and-answer format is applied to topics like juvenile justice, state and local law enforcement, and capital punishment.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
1. The Criminal Justice Systemp. 1
In Generalp. 1
Crimesp. 12
Incidence of Violent Crimep. 33
Drug-Related Crimep. 35
Violent Crimep. 38
Domestic Violencep. 44
Juvenile Crimep. 46
Property Crimep. 52
Driving under the Influencep. 56
Other Categories of Crimep. 58
Causes of Crimep. 62
Effects of Crimep. 70
Spending on Crime and Cost of Crimep. 79
2. Criminal Procedurep. 85
In Generalp. 85
Arrestp. 87
Prosecutionp. 101
Evidencep. 113
Trialp. 120
Sentencingp. 131
Appealp. 140
3. Courtsp. 144
In Generalp. 144
Federal Courtsp. 149
Military and Tribal Courtsp. 153
State Courtsp. 155
Juvenile Courtp. 162
Other Courtsp. 172
4. Law Enforcementp. 174
In Generalp. 174
Federalp. 191
State and Localp. 215
Law Enforcement Officersp. 226
5. Correctionsp. 244
In Generalp. 244
Prisonersp. 281
Parole and Probationp. 299
Capital Punishmentp. 303
Reference Materials
Constitution of the United Statesp. 320
Significant Laws and Court Decisionsp. 336
How to Read a Court Citationp. 339
Criminal Justice Contact Informationp. 340
Glossary of Common Legal Termsp. 342
Selected Bibliographyp. 347
Indexp. 349

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