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Courts, law, and justice.


Courts, law, and justice.

Ed. by William J. Chambliss.

Sage Publications


317 pages



Key issues in crime and punishment


Chambliss (sociology, The George Washington U., author, editor) offers a volume in which the contributors cover a variety of topics in the realm of crime, law, and the inner workings of the criminal justice system and the "fallible human beings" who work within it. The authors discuss DNA evidence, drug laws, DUI penalties, expert witnesses and hired guns, gun control laws, insanity defense, the jury system, mandatory sentencing, plea bargaining, polygraphs, sex offender registry, three strikes laws, victim rights and restitution, and additional topics.

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Date:Aug 1, 2011
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