American Criminal Courts

Legal Process and Social Context
Author: Casey Welch,John Randolph Fuller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 145572811X
Category: Law
Page: 614
View: 8511
American Criminal Courts: Legal Process and Social Context provides a complete picture of both the theory and day-to-day reality of criminal courts in the United States. The book begins by exploring how democratic processes affect criminal law, the documents that define law, the organizational structure of courts at the federal and state levels, the overlapping authority of the appeals process, and the effect of legal processes such as precedent, jurisdiction, and the underlying philosophies of various types of courts. In practice, criminal courts are staffed by people who represent different perspectives, occupational pressures, and organizational goals. Thus, this book includes chapters on actors in the traditional courtroom workgroup (judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys, etc.) as well as those outside the court who seek to influence it, including advocacy groups, the media, and politicians. It is the interplay between the court's legal processes and the social actors in the courtroom that makes the application of criminal law fascinating. By focusing on the tension between the law and the actors inside of it, American Criminal Courts: Legal Process and Social Context demonstrates how the courts are a product of "law in action" and presents content in a way that enables you to understand not only the "how" of the U.S. criminal court system, but also the "why." Clearly explains both the principles underlying the development of criminal law and the practical reality of the court system in action A complete picture of the criminal justice continuum, including prosecution, defense, judges, juries, sentencing, and pre-trial and appeals processes Feature boxes look at how courts are portrayed in the media; identify landmark due-process cases; illustrate the pros and cons of the courts’ discretionary decision-making; examine procedures and the goals of justice; and highlight the various types of careers available within the criminal courts

Criminal Courts

A Contemporary Perspective
Author: Craig Hemmens,David C. Brody,Cassia Spohn
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412979560
Category: Social Science
Page: 499
View: 2464
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.

Truth Commissions and Criminal Courts

Author: Alison Bisset
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107008034
Category: Law
Page: 205
View: 9932
A multi-level analysis of truth commissions and courts in the ICC era.

Law, Social Science, and the Criminal Courts

Author: Alisa Smith
Publisher: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 380
View: 3884
"Readers are introduced to the "law in action" by demonstrating how social science influences the courts and the courts influence society. Readers will be able to critically review court opinions and social science studies that test some of the assumptions relied upon in court decisions. Sociology of law, law and society, and criminal justice students will find this book interesting as it raises questions about the influence of law on society and whether empirical research helps or hinders grounded judicial decision-making."--BOOK JACKET.

Our Criminal Courts

Author: Raymond Moley
Publisher: Ayer Publishing
ISBN: 9780405061813
Category: Criminal justice, Administration of
Page: 271
View: 6383
The author examines the administration of criminal law relating to serious offenses. Topics include prelinaries to trial, court rules and machinery, the concept of insanity & the impact of the media on trials.

Boston's Lower Criminal Courts, 1814-1850

Author: Theodore N. Ferdinand
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874134223
Category: Law
Page: 234
View: 7940
"Boston's antebellum period was a historical watershed in every way. The city's economy was growing dramatically, compulsory education was well underway, the Irish were coming, crime was soaring, and the lower criminal courts were expanding sharply." "A resurgent bar association struggled to professionalize by shifting from the time-honored method of training lawyers via apprenticeships to requiring formal education in law schools. The Municipal Court redefined its mission by adding regulatory disputes to the docket and diverting minor cases into extra-legal channels. As it adopted a proactive stance, the court became a dispute resolution center, the prosecutor learned to manage caseflow closely and to set punishments via plea bargaining, and the court's docket grew tenfold by 1850. Minor regulatory disputes and minor vice were quietly transferred to the Police Court, and its cases more than doubled by 1850. All this took place between 1830 and 1850." "Crime also took several interesting turns. Youthful criminals and wayward children roamed the streets with impunity during the 1830s, and by 1850 they accounted for the major portion of Boston's property losses. Prohibition was a divisive issue, and liquor laws and their violations proliferated. Expanding commerce brought many opportunities for fraud, and it too became a common charge. Public drunkenness and prostitution mounted, and though the much-maligned Irish aggravated many of these problems, they by no means caused Boston's first crime wave." "Antebellum Boston witnessed the birth of the modern criminal court--a high-volume, multipurposed, criminal court using plea bargaining to dispose of the bulk of its cases. As Boston's courts moved to plea bargaining, the court's officers also became more professional, and its formal procedures grew more intricate. These contrary tendencies were unrelated in Boston." "Some might draw from the rapid expansion of Boston's criminal justice system that the community was mounting a puritanical repression of vice and the dangerous classes, but it was not simply a matter of putting immorality down. It was a calling to account of all classes by means of a just legal system that assigned punishment according to guilt. Though the Irish were assailed on all sides, they were treated fairly in the city's legal institutions. Boston's lower criminal courts were a worthy example for the nation as a whole during the antebellum years."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Inside the Criminal Courts

Author: David Richard Lynch
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781594607448
Category: Law
Page: 347
View: 3800
Inside the Criminal Courts is an innovative textbook that combines elements of nonfiction with fictional stories based in large part on author David Lynch's experiences as a full-time prosecutor and full-time public defender. Lynch, who holds both a law degree and a PhD in criminal justice, has published numerous articles on the criminal courts in such leading journals as Law & Social Inquiry, Criminal Justice and Behavior, and the Journal of Criminal Justice. He currently teaches in the criminal justice program at Weber State University where he recently won a prestigious teaching award. Inside the Criminal Courts covers all of the usual topics generally associated with a course on the criminal courts, but does so by integrating the essentials into compelling and realistic stories that are enjoyable to read. Students learn important concepts and terms which are embedded in instructive case studies featuring prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, witnesses, defendants, and others. Far from being merely a book on the law, this text takes the reader behind the scenes on a journey into the real world dynamics of criminal courthouse justice. An instructor¿s manual (including a test bank) is available. Topics explored in this book are presented in fifteen chapters as follows: (1) The Education of Lawyers and Judges; (2) A Day in Juvenile Court; (3) Justice Delayed; (4) The Criminal Defense Attorney; (5) The Prosecuting Attorney; (6) The Judge; (7) The Witness; (8) The Steps of Due Process; (9) The Plea Bargain; (10) The Trial, Part I; (11) The Trial, Part II; (12) The Jury Deliberates; (13) Sentencing; (14) The Appeal; (15) Problem-Solving Courts. In this second edition, the author (who has both a law degree and a Ph.D. in criminal justice) has added, among other things, helpful "Questions for Class Discussion" to each chapter and a brand new, provocative final chapter that ties the entire book together.

General Principles of Law in the Decisions of International Criminal Courts and Tribunals

Author: Fabián Raimondo
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004170472
Category: Law
Page: 212
View: 1485
International lawyers usually disregard the vital functions that general principles of law may play in the decisions of international courts and tribunals. As far as international criminal law is concerned, general principles of law may be crucial to the outcome of an international trial, "inter alia" because the conviction of an accused in respect of a particular charge may depend on the existence of a given defence under this source. This volume examines the role that general principles of law have played in the decisions of international criminal courts and tribunals. In particular, it analyses their alleged a ~subsidiarya (TM) nature, their process of determination, and their transposition from national legal systems into international law. It concludes that general principles of law have played a significant role in the decisions of international criminal courts and tribunals, not only by filling legal gaps, but also by being a fundamental means for the interpretation of legal rules and the enhancement of legal reasoning.

Review of the Criminal Courts of England and Wales

Author: Robin Auld,Robin Ernest Auld
Publisher: Stationery Office Books (TSO)
Category: Criminal courts
Page: 686
View: 4234
This report examines the purpose, structure and working of the criminal courts in the criminal justice system. In particular it considers: re-structuring and improving the composition of the criminal courts and the better matching of courts to cases; introducing a new structure for direction and better management of the criminal justice system; removing work from the criminal process that should not be there; improving preparation for trial and trial procedures and reform of the law of criminal evidence; simplification of the appellate structure. In proposing change attention is paid to the law of human rights and the potential of information technology to re-shape practices. However a central concern is the need to enhance public confidence in the whole system.

Criminal Courts, A Contemporary Perspective

Law, Criminal law
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467240532
Category: Education
Page: 63
View: 2559
Facts101 is your complete guide to Criminal Courts, A Contemporary Perspective. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Criminal Courts

Author: Aaron Kupchik
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351160745
Category: Law
Page: 426
View: 6529
The social organization of criminal courts is the theme of this collection of articles. The volume provides contributions to three levels of social organization in criminal courts: (1) the macro-level involving external economic, political and social forces (Joachim J. Savelsberg; Raymond Michalowski; Mary E. Vogel; John Hagan and Ron Levi); (2) the meso-level consisting of formal structures, informal cultural norms and supporting agencies in an interlocking organizational network (Malcolm M. Feeley; Lawrence Mohr; Jo Dixon; Jeffrey T. Ulmer and John H. Kramer), and (3) the micro-level consisting of interactional orders that emerge from the social discourses and categorizations in multiple layers of bargaining and negotiation processes (Lisa Frohmann; Aaron Kupchik; Michael McConville and Chester Mirsky; Bankole A. Cole). An editorial introduction ties these levels together, relating them to a Weberian sociology of law.

Archbold, international criminal courts

practice, procedure, and evidence
Author: Rodney Dixon,Karim A. A. Khan,Richard May (LL. B.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780421772700
Category: Law
Page: 1532
View: 1122
This major new text is a high-level practice guide for international criminal practitioners. Covering the crimes, defences, procedures, rules of evidence, and jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda and the permanent International Criminal Court, it is the first work of this kind. The recently established United Nations' Courts for East Timor and Sierra Leone are also referenced.* A comprehensive nuts and bolts manual on the procedure of the International Criminal Court and the Tribunals* The first work to show practitioners how to prepare cases and directly participate in these trial proceedings* Both authors have practised before the Tribunals since their inception and are uniquely placed to prepare a rigorous guide to the procedures

Jurisprudence of the International Criminal Courts and the European Court of Human Rights

Procedure and Evidence
Author: Vladimir Tochilovsky
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004163387
Category: Law
Page: 912
View: 2110
The book provides a comprehensive guide to the jurisprudence of the criminal tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, Special Court for Sierra Leone, the International Criminal Court, and the European Court of Human Rights on procedural and evidential matters.

A report on the criminal courts of San Francisco

Author: San Francisco (Calif.). Committee on Crime
Publisher: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
View: 7237

The International Criminal Court

the making of the Rome Statute : issues, negotiations and results
Author: Roy S. K. Lee
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789041112125
Category: Political Science
Page: 657
View: 7015
"This publication is a collective work by a group of persons closely associated with the actual making of the Rome Statute. It covers the substantive and procedural issues raised during the preparatory stages as well as at the Conference. These active participants in the Conference provide an account of the main contentions on each of the key issues, the divergent approaches put forward by the principal proponents, how differences were resolved, how groups of articles were prepared, and how the final text as a whole was assembled."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The criminal court in action

Author: David Barnard,Peter L. Gray,Paul S. Bogan
Publisher: Lexis Pub
Category: Law
Page: 365
View: 1654

Alternatives to criminal courts

the potential for non-judicial dispute settlement
Author: Tony F. Marshall
Publisher: Gower Pub Co
Category: Law
Page: 310
View: 7069
This text surveys the possibility of limiting the business of the criminal courts to only that which is essential for order & justice. Topics include the functions of the criminal justice system, forms of non judicial settlement including private sanctions, community processes, public agencies, diversion form formal justice, & a systematic approach.

The Trial Proceedings Of The International Criminal Court

ICTY And ICTR Precedents
Author: Notburga K. Calvo-Goller
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004149317
Category: Law
Page: 561
View: 6201
Contains the trial proceedings of the International Criminal Court, the ICTY and the ICTR in one single volume. This book covers the procedural and evidentiary aspects of the trials before the ICC from the beginning of an investigation until the time the convict has served the sentence and it includes ICTY and ICTR precedents.

Criminal Courts

Structure, Process, and Issues
Author: Richard D. Hartley,Gary A. Rabe,Dean J. Champion
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780133779745
Category: Law
Page: 408
View: 5880
A comprehensive examination of the criminal court system and the processing of defendants From the actors in the system, including judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys, through the sentencing and appeals process, Criminal Courts provides comprehensive coverage of the United States Criminal Court systems in a succinct, readable approach. It examines issues confronting the system from historical, philosophical, sociological, and psychological perspectives, and throughout there are comparisons of court ideals with what actually happens in the courts. Comprehensive coverage of the processing of offenders from when they are arrested and charged with crimes, to when they are convicted and sentenced is presented, and throughout the text, practical, real-life applications of the topics and issues give the material meaning. Included to enhance learning are: evidence-based chapter openings that provide context to the chapter's material, boxes that discuss relevant case law, chapter summaries to reiterate the chapter learning objectives, and policy-oriented critical thinking exercises based on current issues facing the system.