The American dictionary of criminal justice : key terms and major court cases /

Main Author: Champion, Dean J.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Los Angeles, Calif. : Roxbury Pub., c2001.
Edition: 2nd ed.
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Champion's second edition continues the format of the first (Dictionary of American Criminal Justice, CH, Apr'99), and like it has two parts. The first is a list of criminal justice terms, including brief entries on major criminal justice figures, such as Benjamin Rush and O.W. Wilson. The second is an annotated list of cases (largely those argued before the Supreme Court) that have had a major impact in the field of criminal justice. Students seeking to study major cases dealing, for example, with custodial interrogations or entrapment, will find an index by topic at the back of the book. Although there are many guides to Supreme Court decisions as well as a number of criminal justice dictionaries, this relatively inexpensive paperback will prove handy as a supplement undergraduates can use with their textbooks when writing papers or researching topical areas. E. B. Ryner FBI Library

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