An Overview of the System
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[ Preface ]
Chapter I: The Criminal Justice System
Section 1.1: Major Components
Section 1.2: Roles, Objectives, and Limits in Criminal Justice
Section 1.3: Measuring Crime
Section 1.4: The Criminal Justice Process
Section 1.5: The Criminal Justice Process (Continued)
Chapter II: The Political and Legal Environment of Criminal Justice
Section 2.1: Dual Federalism
Section 2.2: Politics in Criminal Justice
Section 3.1: Sources of the Criminal Law
Section 3.2: Substantive Criminal Law
Section 3.3: Elements of Crimes
Section 3.4: Legal Defenses
Section 3.5: Substantive Offenses
Chapter IV: Law Enforcement
Section 4.1: Early History of Policing
Section 4.2: Structure and Nature of Policing
Section 4.3: Police Methods
Section 4.4: Investigations and Specialized Units
4.5: Legal Environment of Policing
Chapter V: Courts and Sentencing
Section 5.1: State and Federal Courts
Section 5.2: Prosecution and Defense
Section 5.3: Pretrial Process
Section 5.4: The Criminal Trial
Chapter VI: Prisons, Jails, and Community Corrections
Section 6.1: Jails
Section 6.2 Prisons
Section 6.3: Prisonerís Rights
Section 6.4: Probation
Section 6.5: Parole
Appendix A: The Constitution of the United States
Appendix B: The Bill of Rights
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