Criminal Justice: An Overview of the System

 


Note that this text is designed to be accompanied by another text, Fundamental Cases in Criminal Justice.


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Table of Contents

Prefatory Materials
Preface ]
Chapter I:  The Criminal Justice System
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Section 1.1:  Major Components
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Section 1.2: Roles, Objectives, and Limits in Criminal Justice
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Section 1.3:  Measuring Crime
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Section 1.4: The Criminal Justice Process
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Section 1.5:  The Criminal Justice Process (Continued)
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Chapter II: The Political and Legal Environment of Criminal Justice
Chapter 2 Introductory Text ]
Section 2.1:  Dual Federalism
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Section 2.2:  Politics in Criminal Justice
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Section 2.3 The Supreme Court
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Section 2.4: The Civil Rights Revolution
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Section:  2.5:  Theories of Punishment
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Chapter III: Criminal Law
Chapter Introductory Text ]

Section 3.1:  Sources of the Criminal Law
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Section 3.2:  Substantive Criminal Law
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Section 3.3: Elements of Crimes
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Section 3.4:  Legal Defenses
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Section 3.5:  Substantive Offenses
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Chapter IV: Law Enforcement
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Section 4.1:  Early History of Policing
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Section 4.2:  Structure and Nature of Policing
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Section 4.3:  Police Methods
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Section 4.4:  Investigations and Specialized Units
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4.5:  Legal Environment of Policing
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Chapter V: Courts and Sentencing
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Section 5.1:  State and Federal Courts
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Section 5.2:  Prosecution and Defense
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Section 5.3:  Pretrial Process
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Section 5.4:  The Criminal Trial
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Section 5.5:  Sentencing

 


Chapter VI: Prisons, Jails, and Community Corrections
Chapter Introductory Text ]
Section 6.1:  Jails
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Section 6.2 Prisons
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Section 6.3: Prisoner’s Rights
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Section 6.4:  Probation
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Section 6.5:  Parole

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