COURTROOM 302 A YEAR BEHIND THE SCENES IN AN AMERICAN CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE

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Courtroom 302

Author : Steve Bogira
ISBN : 9780307814197
Genre : Social Science
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Steve Bogira’s riveting book takes us into the heart of America’s criminal justice system. Courtroom 302 is the story of one year in one courtroom in Chicago’s Cook County Criminal Courthouse, the busiest felony courthouse in the country. We see the system through the eyes of the men and women who experience it, not only in the courtroom but in the lockup, the jury room, the judge’s chambers, the spectators’ gallery. When the judge and his staff go to the scene of the crime during a burglary trial, we go with them on the sheriff’s bus. We witness from behind the scenes the highest-profile case of the year: three young white men, one of them the son of a reputed mobster, charged with the racially motivated beating of a thirteen-year-old black boy. And we follow the cases that are the daily grind of the court, like that of the middle-aged man whose crack addiction brings him repeatedly back before the judge. Bogira shows us how the war on drugs is choking the system, and how in most instances justice is dispensed–as, under the circumstances, it must be–rapidly and mindlessly. The stories that unfold in the courtroom are often tragic, but they no longer seem so to the people who work there. Says a deputy in 302: “You hear this stuff every day, and you’re like, ‘Let’s go, let’s go, let’s get this over with and move on to the next thing.’” Steve Bogira is, as Robert Caro says, “a masterful reporter.” His special gift is his understanding of people–and his ability to make us see and understand them. Fast-paced, gripping, and bursting with character and incident, Courtroom 302 is a unique illumination of our criminal court system that raises fundamental issues of race, civil rights, and justice. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Social Science

Criminal Justice In Action The Core

Author : Larry Gaines
ISBN : 9780495094753
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 80.55 MB
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The Fourth Edition of CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION: THE CORE does, indeed, place you in the center of the action! You'll learn about the field's latest developments right out of today's news. You'll explore vivid real-life applications that clarify key criminal justice concepts. And you'll read about the many exciting new career opportunities that the field now offers. Every chapter in this book is a multimedia-linked study center, helping you to excel in the course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Social Science

Crime And Justice In America

Author : Joycelyn M. Pollock
ISBN : 9781437755251
Genre : Political Science
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This text offers a concise, affordable and reader-friendly introduction to the criminal justice system. It explores the system in four sections: the criminal justice system as social control, law enforcement as social control, the law as social control, and corrections as social control. Designed with the student in mind, each chapter includes: "What You Need to Know," highlighting key points for the reader; brief chapter outlines; review questions; vocabulary lists; and exercises to help students customize the material for different jurisdictions. Each chapter has an outline, "what you need to know," photos, charts, jurisdictional exercises, web site links, and vocabulary words with definitions. Chapter one introduces students to "how to write a research paper."
Category: Political Science

Los Angeles Lawyer

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105063863950
Genre : Bar associations
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Category: Bar associations