How Do Judges Decide

Author: Cassia Spohn
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412961041
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How are sentences for Federal, State, and Local crimes determined in the United States? Is this process fairly and justly applied to all concerned? How have reforms affected the process over the last 25 years? This text for advanced undergraduate students in criminal justice programs seeks to answer these questions.

BUNDLE Hemmens Criminal Courts Spohn How Do Judges Decide 2e

Author: Craig Hemmens
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781412983006
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Criminal Courts: A Contemporary Perspective Written by three leaders in the field, this comprehensive and accessible text for undergraduate courses explores all conventional topics (court structure, courtroom actors, and the trial and appeal process) as well as others seldom covered. The text first reviews the judicial function, the role and purpose of law, sources of law, the various types of law, and the American court system structure and operations, both state and federal. The participants in the system are discussed next, followed by the pretrial, trial, and posttrial processes. A wealth of pedagogical tools adds valuable related content, ranging from the points of view of court process participants to comparative information to hotly debated topics. How Do Judges Decide? Offering a comprehensive overview of the sentencing process in the United States, How Do Judges Decide? The Search for Fairness and Justice in Punishment explores these questions and more. Author Cassia Spohn first discusses the overall concept of punishment and then analyzes individual aspects of it, including the sentencing process, the responsibility of the judge, and disparity and discrimination in sentencing. This Second Edition offers new information on the impact of sentencing reforms, including recent research and case law, updated statistics in tables and figures, and new boxed highlights.

Justice in America

Author: Mark Peffley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521134757
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Investigates how and why whites and African Americans have such radically different perceptions of the fairness of the justice system.

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government

Author: Donald P. Haider-Markel
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191611964
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government is an historic undertaking. It contains a wide range of essays that define the important questions in the field, evaluate where we are in answering them, and set the direction and terms of discourse for future work. The Handbook will have a substantial influence in defining the field for years to come. The chapters critically assess both the key works of state and local politics literature and the ways in which the sub-field has developed. It covers the main areas of study in subnational politics by exploring the central contributions to the comparative study of institutions, behavior, and policy in the American context. Each chapter outlines an agenda for future research.

Criminal Courts

Author: Craig Hemmens
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412979560
Format: PDF, ePub
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This comprehensive textbook covers court structure, courtroom actors, and the trial and appeal process. In addition, it also covers related areas often not covered, or inadequately covered, in many courts textbooks. These include judicial decision-making, specialized courts, and comparative court systems.

Courts

Author: Cassia Spohn
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412997186
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Courts: A Text/Reader provides the best of both worlds— authored text sections with carefully selected accompanying readings that illustrate the questions and controversies legal scholars and court researchers are investigating in the 21st century. The articles, from leading journals in criminology and criminal justice, reflect both classic studies of the criminal court system and state-of-the-art research, and often have a policy perspective that makes them more applied, less theoretical, and more interesting to both undergraduate and graduate students.

The U S Constitution A to Z

Author: Robert L. Maddex
Publisher: Cq Press
ISBN:
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Two hundred and fifty entries, from abortion to zoning, explain modern constitutional issues, legal concepts, influential cases, and important individuals. Also included are documents, including the Constitution; important precedents such as the Mayflower Compact, the First Charter of Virginia, and the Articles of Confederation; early drafts of the Constitution; and various resolution and ratification documents from the Constitutional Congress and the various ratifying states.

Drug Treatment Behind Bars

Author: Kevin E. Early
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780275949433
Format: PDF, Docs
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Focuses on general issues and specific programs for drug treatment in US prisons. After an overview of therapeutic communities and prison drug treatment, chapters concentrate on issues such as substance abuse assessment, treatment matching, and the root causes and potential solutions to violence in