Introduces the reader to the various stages of the judicial process using a case study approach.
This is a supplemental text intended to introduce students to the American criminal justice process and legal system. The central pedagogical feature of this text is its ability to unite a discussion of the criminal justice process and the legal system with a concrete case through a narrative-based text. The case was selected due to its interesting factual and legal issues, and because it illustrates the weakness of some common myths about the legal system. McInnis teaches American government at the University of Central Arkansas. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)