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America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System [Hardcover]

David W. Neubauer , Henry F. Fradella
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January 1, 2010 049580990X 978-0495809906 10
Open this book and step into America's court system! With Neubauer and Fradella's best-selling text, you will see for yourself what it is like to be a judge, a prosecutor, a defense attorney, and more. This fascinating and well-researched text gives you a realistic sense of being in the courthouse--you will quickly gain an understanding of what it is like to work in and be a part of the American criminal justice system. This concept of the courthouse "players" makes it easy to understand each person's important role in bringing a case through the court process. Throughout the text, the authors highlight not only the pivotal role of the criminal courts but also the court's importance and impact on society as a whole.

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David William Neubauer has taught at the University of Florida, at Washington University in St. Louis, and most recently at the University of New Orleans. In addition to this best-selling text, he is the author of DEBATING CRIME: RHETORIC AND REALITY, and BATTLE SUPREME: THE CONFIRMATION OF CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS AND THE FUTURE OF THE SUPREME COURT, both from Wadsworth. His articles have appeared in a wide array of scholarly journals, including Law and Society Review, Judicature, Policy Studies Journal, and Law and Policy Quarterly. Dr. Neubauer's current research interests include nominations to the Supreme Court and religion in public life.

Henry F. Fradella is a Professor of Law, Criminal Justice, and Forensic Studies at California State University, Long Beach. He earned a B.A. in psychology from Clark University, both a master's in forensic science and J.D. from The George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary justice studies from Arizona State University. In addition to having published over 65 scholarly articles, comments, and reviews, Dr. Fradella is also the author of five other books, including three published by Wadsworth: CRIMINAL PROCEDURE FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONAL; KEY CASES, COMMENTS, AND QUESTIONS ON SUBSTANTIVE CRIMINAL LAW; and FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY: THE USE OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE IN CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. Dr. Fradella has served as a guest editor of the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice two times and as the Legal Literature editor of West's Criminal Law Bulletin for four terms (Volumes 41-44). He teaches a variety of courses, including criminal law, criminal procedure, courts and judicial processes, and forensic psychology.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 656 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 10 edition (January 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 049580990X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0495809906
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars kindle for pc February 11, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have not finished the book, so for now all I can do is provide a review for the kindle and the app for the PC. Everything works good except for the exhibits , charts, etc, they do not work. I use e-books for the simple reason I can enlarge the print size.For this book, the text will enlarge, however the charts and exhibits actually become smaller. I can not read the material presented on these. Since the instructor uses these areas extensively, it is critical that I know this material. I contacted Amazon and they suggested that I report the problem on the kindle (right click, more, report) with no results or communication. I will now attempt to get a refund as I purchased a copy from Barnes and Noble and will use their nook. Everything works great with nook, the entire page enlarges.
Technology is fantastic, until it screws up, we just have not figured everything out yet, but until then, go with nook, I did.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book February 23, 2012
By Lexy
Format:Loose Leaf
This book is really good but I didn't want to spend the amt on the so I bought the international edition and it's the same exact thing but so much cheaper.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Judicial Process August 28, 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Bought this book for my Judicial Process in America class. I enjoyed reading the book and found it to be very informative. I learned a lot from it, which is great considering I am a CJ major.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good textbook for a current class September 18, 2010
By L. Fant
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I like the book. Very informative for Criminal Justice and the Legal System class I am currently enrolled in. Obviously not an everyday read, but it's definitely a good textbook - more interesting than many I have encountered in the past.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 8, 2014
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This is a great book. It has all the answer you may need dealing with the American courts.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book. April 6, 2014
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I purchased this book for a college class and it has a lot of useful information in it. The book was also shipped on time and was in prefect condition when I received the book. I would recommend buying this book again if you are interested in how the American Courts and Judicial System works.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful March 20, 2014
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This is great, what a deal. The book was in amazing condition. I cannot complain at all. This was a steal.
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5.0 out of 5 stars right on time February 23, 2014
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Came in time. It's a previous edition but it just what I needed at the time for a great price.
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4.0 out of 5 stars got me though the course
not a page turned but what textbook is. It was perfect highlighted in al the right spots. it condition was as described.
Published 6 months ago by Will from Alabama
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to Read
I liked the way this college text book was laid out. It was easy to read and it was easy to find topics with the glossary. Read more
Published 6 months ago by S. K. Hopkins
4.0 out of 5 stars school book
Bought this book for my son for school and it is exactly as promised. It was reasonable priced and shipping was quick.
Published 6 months ago by Daniel Killmer
4.0 out of 5 stars As described
The book had no highlighting in it. Corners weren't the best but not bad at all. No pages missing and no pages torn.
Published 8 months ago by JDCarioti
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
I loved how fast it was shipped. My book was in great condition just like it was new. You get way more than what you payed for.
Published 8 months ago by Christique Cartwright
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Very detailed. Easy read. It was for a summer course and the chapter organization made it easy to understand. It is now going in my book collection!
Published 9 months ago by THAN
5.0 out of 5 stars For class.
I got this book for class so it was not amazing, but it was pretty cool I guess. I mean it taught a lot of valuable information, so it was worth it.
Published 11 months ago by NicoleG
3.0 out of 5 stars Book review
The book is the one needed but it was not a hard cover; which is what I expected. However, I would recommend it for those who are interested in gaining knowledge of our justice... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Ezdihar Shalabi
1.0 out of 5 stars Crap
I got charged $150 for a book that is worth $74.32 brand new. I got ripped off. would like to get my money back
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