America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System 10th Edition

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About the Author

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 in and Associate Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He earned a B.A. in psychology from Clark University, both a master's in forensic science and a J.D. from The George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary justice studies from Arizona State University. In addition to having published more than 75 scholarly articles, comments, and reviews, Dr. Fradella is the author of eight other books, including four published by Wadsworth: AMERICA'S COURTS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM; 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 twice served as a guest editor of the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice and as the Legal Literature editor of West's Criminal Law Bulletin for four terms (Volumes 41-44). A fellow of the Western Society of Criminology, he currently serves as the editor of the society's journal, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society. He teaches a variety of courses, including criminal law, criminal procedure, courts and judicial processes, and forensic psychology.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 656 pages
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 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: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,977 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jose Webloes on February 11, 2012
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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 By Lexy on February 23, 2012
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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 By L. Fant on September 18, 2010
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ILoveShoes on August 28, 2012
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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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By Kenna on September 23, 2012
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Very well written book!!!
My professor assigns us tons of reading and thankfully this is a very interesting book so I really enjoy taking that extra time to study! There are many topics and laws in this book I never thought manageable and Im sure many people are unaware of. It is very beneficial to anyone in Criminal Justice, or just interested in our law.
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By Tony on January 20, 2015
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Ugh, It's like going back into high school and reading the 30 year old textbooks because your school can't afford anything newer.

Doesn't matter how good the material is, the writing style and design is so outdated, you will lose concentration.

Nevertheless, great knowledge for beginning law students.
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By Jessica Pierce on 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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By Davey on July 29, 2015
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I had to take an American Courts class and we had to read this book. I liked this book and it made it easier for me to understand the justice system. It is pretty organized content-wise as well. No regrets, I obtained knowledge. Thank you!
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