American Criminal Courts : 9780135111116

American Criminal Courts

Roberson, Cliff & DiMarino, Frank
 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9780135111116
ISBN 10
 
0135111110
Published
 
03/01/2011
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
240
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$207.99
 
 
 
Description

For courses in Introduction to Criminal Courts, American Criminal Courts, Courts in the Justice system.

 

Taking a practical approach, this book covers the entire criminal courts system in a manner which is understandable to students studying criminal justice, government, public administration and other judicially related topics. It includes a descriptive analysis of local, state, federal, and international courts and discusses the jurisdiction, processes and jurisprudence of each court. Law in Action boxes address emerging trends such as political pressure, language barriers, security in the courtroom and special courts. The book also explains the roles played by the judges in each type of court as it pertains to judicial selection, judicial decision making, and judicial review.

Table of contents

1.      Introductory Overview

2.      Judicial Power

3.      Judicial Process

4.      Federal Courts

5.      State and Commonwealth Courts

6.      Courtroom Work Groups

7.      Extraordinary Writs

8.      International Courts and Tribunals

9.      Controlling Courtroom Conduct

10.  Drug Courts

11.  Trends and Directions in the Courts

Features & benefits

For courses in Introduction to Criminal Courts, American Criminal Courts, Courts in the Justice system.

 

Taking a practical approach, this book covers the entire criminal courts system in a manner which is understandable to students studying criminal justice, government, public administration and other judicially related topics. It includes a descriptive analysis of local, state, federal, and international courts and discusses the jurisdiction, processes and jurisprudence of each court. Law in Action boxes address emerging trends such as political pressure, language barriers, security in the courtroom and special courts. The book also explains the roles played by the judges in each type of court as it pertains to judicial selection, judicial decision making, and judicial review.

 

Features

 

Covers the entire criminal courts system–including a descriptive analysis of local, state, federal, and international courts.

  • Discusses the jurisdiction, the processes, and jurisprudence of each court. 

Examines the roles played by the judges in each type of court.

  • Includes judicial selection, judicial decision making, and judicial review. 

Uses Law in Action boxes to covers emerging issues involving criminal courts.

  • Includes discussion of judicial ethics, the separation of powers, and legislative courts, including military tribunals.
  • Addresses real trends such as courts as instruments of social change, federal courts involved in state constitutional matters, political pressure, language barriers, security in the courtroom, special courts and financing court systems. 

Offers practicums at the end of each chapter.

  • Provides students with scenarios that require them to apply legal or judicial concepts to practical issues or real court issues.