Crime and Punishment in the U.S., 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1587654490
  • ISBN-13: 9781587654497
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1092 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released December 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Clear, comprehensible, and authoritative treatment of the core aspects of criminal justice that should prove both accessible and engaging to nonspecialist readers. Essays focus on types of crimes, apprehension of wrongdoers, criminal trials, and types of punishment to give the set a sharply defined focus on crime and punishment. The set gives special attention to criminals: Who they are, what types of crimes they commit, what motivates them, the impact of their criminal activities on society, and the cost to them of their criminal activities.

There are 40 core articles on specific categories of crime--ranging from animal abuse and arson to vandalism and white-collar crime. Each of these articles includes profiles of perpetrators of these crimes and summarizes what typically becomes of them. Nearly 100 articles pertain to issues on criminal defendants and about 45 articles on attorneys, judges, and trial procedures. A third thrust of the set is on corrections--sentencing, punishment, prison systems, prison conditions, and parole and pardons--subjects to which it devotes about 47 essays. Finally, the set contains 20 articles on municipal, state, and federal law-enforcement agencies, including specific agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Coast Guard. These and other essays cover the relationships among these agencies, as well as their investigative work, specific functions, and arrests and other procedures.


"This set would be useful for reserachers age thirteen and above seeking overview information on issues related to crime and criminals. Recommended for secondary school and public libraries." --Doug's Student Reference Room, September 2008

— Doug's Student Reference Room

Table of Contents

Cover Page.
Half Title.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Publisher's Note.
1: Accomplices and Accessories.
2: Acquittal.
3: Adultery.
4: Animal Abuse.
5: Appellate Process.
6: Arraignment.
7: Arrest.
8: Arrest Warrants.
9: Arson.
10: Assault and Battery.
11: Attempt to Commit a Crime.
12: Automobile Searches.
13: Bail System.
14: Bank Robbery.
15: Bigamy and Polygamy.
16: Blackmail and Extortion.
17: Booking.
18: Boot Camps.
19: Border Patrols.
20: Breach of the Peace.
21: Bribery.
22: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
23: Bureau of Prisons.
24: Burglary.
25: Cable and Satellite Television Signal Theft.
26: Capital Punishment.
27: Carjacking.
28: Cease-And-Desist Orders.
29: Child Abduction by Parents.
30: Child Abuse and Molestation.
31: Citizen's Arrests.
32: Civil Disobedience.
33: Coast Guard, U.S..
34: Commercialized Vice.
35: Community-Based Corrections.
36: Community Service.
37: Computer Crime.
38: Confessions.
39: Conspiracy.
40: Consumer Fraud.
41: Contempt of Court.
42: Contributing to Delinquency of Minors.
43: Convictions.
44: Coroners.
45: Corporal Punishment.
46: Counterfeiting.
47: Court Types.
48: Crime.
49: Crime Labs.
50: Crime Scene Investigation.
51: Crimes of Passion.
52: Criminal Intent.
53: Criminal Justice System.
54: Criminal Law.
55: Criminal Liability.
56: Criminal Procedure.
57: Criminal Prosecution.
58: Criminal Records.
59: Criminals.
60: Cross-Examination.
61: Cruel and Unusual Punishment.
62: Cybercrime.
63: Date Rape.
64: Defendant Self-Representation.
65: Defendants.
66: Defense Attorneys.
67: Defenses to Crime.
68: Deportation.
69: Depositions.
70: Deterrence.
71: Discovery.
72: Dismissals.
73: Disorderly Conduct.
74: District Attorneys.
75: Domestic Violence.
76: Drive-by Shootings.
77: Drug Courts.
78: Drug Enforcement Administration.
79: Drug Testing.
80: Drugs and Law Enforcement.
81: Drunk Driving.
82: Electronic Surveillance.
83: Embezzlement.
84: Entrapment.
85: Environmental Crimes.
86: Espionage.
87: Evidence, Rules of.
88: Exclusionary Rule.
89: Execution, Forms of.