Criminal law and the penal system

Criminal law and the penal system

Criminal law and the penal system

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Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): Grolier Incorporated., Sally McFall, Aruna Vasudevan
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): Connecticut
  • Publication Information: Danbury, Conn. : Grolier, ©2003
  • Material: Secondary (senior high) school
  • Type: Book
  • Series title: Pro/Con (Danbury, Conn.), v. 9.
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Short Description

232 pages : ILlustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Criminal law and the penal system is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: [Brown Reference Group ; project editor, Aruna Vasudevan ; editors, Sally McFall and others].
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Copyright Date: 2003
  • Location: Danbury, Conn.
  • Country/State: Connecticut
  • Number of Editions: 1 editions
  • First edition Date: 2003
  • Last edition Date: 2003
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KK89
  • Dewey Code: 345.73
  • ISBN: 0717257568 9780717257560
  • OCLC: 52231004

Main Contents

Part 1: Criminal Law In The United States
Topic 1: Is the Criminal Justice System Racist?
Topic 2: Should Juries Have Mandatory Representation of People of All Races?
Commentary: Improving Speaking Skills
Topic 3: Is the Three Strike Law a Deterrent?
Topic 4: Should Soldiers Be Prosecuted for Crimes Committed During War?
Part 2: Law and Society
Topic 5: Do Wartime Laws Violate Civil Liberties?
Topic 6: Does the “Broken Windows” Policy Work?
Commentary: Abner Louima
Topic 7: Does Community Policing Help Reduce Crime?
Topic 8: Should Juvenile Offenders Ever Be Tried as Adults?
Commentary: Shootings In U.S. Schools, 1996-2001
Topic 9: Should Juveniles Be Sentenced to Death?
Topic 10: Is Racial Profiling Wrong?
Topic 11: Should Soft Drugs Be Decriminalized?
Topic 12: Should Trials Be Televised?
Commentary: O.J. Simpson: The Trial of the Century
Part 3: The Penal System
Topic 13: Do Prisons Work?
Topic 14: Do Prisoners Have Rights?
Topic 15: Should Prisons Be privatized?
Topic 16: Should Sex Offenders Be Castrated?
Set Index.

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Criminal law
Debates and debating
United States