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Current Legal Issues in Criminal Justice: Readings

Current Legal Issues in Criminal Justice: Readings
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780195330809
ISBN 10: 195330803
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2006-11-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 264
List Price: $37.95

Timely and topical, Current Legal Issues in Criminal Justice is a collection of in-depth essays on "hot-button" issues. The contributors—recognized scholars who have taught criminal justice and written extensively on legal issues—approach their material from both legal and sociological perspectives in order to give students a more nuanced understanding of each topic. Short, framing introductions preface each article and put the material in context, and critical thinking questions follow each chapter. Written in accessible and jargon-free—but not "dumbed-down"—language, this text investigates such heated topics as juvenile waiver laws, inmate litigation, assisted suicide, drug testing, the death penalty, pornography, hate speech, habeas corpus, civil liability, search-and-seizure law, and confessions and interrogations law.