The American Criminal Justice System: How It Works, How It Doesn't , and How to Fix It

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INDEX
Abdul Enterprises, 77
abortion legalization, statistics of, 46
Abscam scandal, 76–77
The Abuse Excuse and Other Cop-Outs: Sob Stories and Evasions of Responsibility (Dershowitz), 52
Acton, Lord John Dalberg, 34–35
aggravated assault, prosecution of, 63–65
alcohol prohibition, and U.S. Constitution, 83
American Bar Association, 89
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 39, 95
American colonies in Virginia, and sheriff, 2
American industries, labor disputes in, 5— 6
American jails, 2, 39, 49, 152, 157, 160–61, 165, 178; overcrowded jails, 3
American judges, conduct of, 147
American jury, 112; death-qualified jury, 123–24; English origin of, 109–12; and eyewitness, 120–22; grand jury, 112–14; jury selection, 119–20; and media, 117–19; petit jury, 114— 15; reaching verdict, 115–17; teen court jurors, 124–25
American prison industry, growth of, 159
American Probation and Parole Association, 176
American Revolution (1775–1783), and sheriff system, 2
American sheriffs, responsibilities of, 3
American Sociological Association (ASA), 69, 87
Amsterdam, Valerie, 94
Ana, Caos, 81
Anglo-Saxon king, local administrator of, 1
annals of American jurisprudence, public defense, 89
Anslinger, Harry, 13, 83; about marijuana influence, 83; use of alcohol suppression of, 157
Anti-Drug Abuse Act, 15
antimarijuana campaign, 156, 157
appeal, 138–44; burglary case, 140; circuit court judges, power of, 139; false rape charges, 144; false testimony case, 141–42; to higher loyalties, 209; law enforcers, protection from, 139; McCarty case, 142–43; pro bono publico, 139; sexual assault charges, 140
approval of one’s reference group, and neutralization, 209–10
argument of cost, 201–2
argument of popularity: deterrent to death penalty, 198–201; favoring death penalty, 197–98
argument of retribution, 202
armed Negroes: in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 7
arraignment, and media, 118
Article 1, U.S. Constitution, 100

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction vii
  • Chapter 1 - The American Police 1
  • Chapter 2 - A Brief History of Criminal Prosecution in the United States 23
  • Chapter 3 - Prosecuting Violent Crime and Sex Offenses 45
  • Chapter 4 - Prosecuting Wwhite- Collar Crime 69
  • Chapter 5 - Defending the Accused 89
  • Chapter 6 - The American Jury 109
  • Chapter 7 - Courts and Judges 129
  • Chapter 8 - The Prison-Industrial Complex 151
  • Chapter 9 - Probation and Parole 173
  • Chapter 10 - The Death Penalty- Non Omnis Moriar 193
  • Epilogue 215
  • Bibliography 221
  • Index 241
  • About the Author 251
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