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Courts and trials : a reference handbook, Christopher E. Smith

Label
Courts and trials : a reference handbook
Title
Courts and trials
Title remainder
a reference handbook
Statement of responsibility
Christopher E. Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Christopher E
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8719
LC item number
.S552 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary world issues
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Courts
  • Courts
  • Trials
  • Trials
  • Procedure (Law)
Label
Courts and trials : a reference handbook, Christopher E. Smith
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/abcclio041/2002155573.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • The structure of courts
  • Trial courts of limited jurisdiction
  • Trial courts of general jurisdiction
  • Appellate courts
  • Trial processes and the role of rights
  • Rights in the criminal trial process
  • Criminal trial processes
  • Civil trial processes
  • Conclusion
  • References and further reading
  • Introduction.
  • Issues and controversies.
  • Methods for selecting judges
  • Judicial elections
  • Judicial appointments
  • Merit selection
  • The adversary system versus the inquisitorial system
  • Adversary system
  • The inquisitorial system
  • The systems compared
  • Legal representation for the poor
  • The image and legitimacy of courts
  • Appointed counsel
  • Contract counsel
  • Public defenders
  • Another alternative
  • The capacity of citizen-jurors to make judicial decisions
  • The history of jury trials
  • Jury trials around the world
  • U.S. Jury trials
  • Complex information and the jury
  • Accessibility of civil courts for dispute resolution
  • The distinguishing characteristics and functions of courts
  • Small-claims court
  • Contingency fees
  • European approaches
  • Court access and governmental priorities
  • Civil justice reform
  • Tort reform
  • Cyber court
  • Court-annexed alternative dispute resolution
  • Binding arbitration
  • Public access to information about court cases
  • Distinctive decisionmaking
  • Conflicts between public access and other goals
  • Cameras in the courtroom
  • Security risks and open trials
  • Sentencing reform
  • Mandatory sentences
  • Sentencing guidelines
  • Conclusion
  • References and further reading
  • Chronology.
  • References and further reading
  • Norm enforcement
  • Biographical sketches
  • Documents and statistics.
  • Selected provisions of the U.S. Constitution
  • Article III
  • Amendment V (1791) ; Amendment VI (1791) ; Amendment VII (1791) ; Amendment VIII (1791) ; Amendment XIV (1868)
  • Selected examples of additional statutory and other materials
  • Merit selection of judges in Missouri
  • Judicial selection in New Mexico
  • Alternative dispute resolution in Florida
  • Sentencing guidelines commission in Minnesota
  • Dispute processing
  • North Dakota rules on cameras in the courtroom
  • Cyber court
  • Juror note-taking in Missouri
  • Eligibility for legal assistance : Legal Services Corporation
  • Excerpts from the testimony : President of the Legal Services Corporation
  • Key decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court affecting courts and trials
  • Data on courts and trials
  • Court organization
  • The nature of court caseloads and the prevalence of trials
  • Case processing time and duration of trials
  • Buffer between citizens and government
  • Sentencing guidelines
  • Agencies and organizations
  • Print resources.
  • Books
  • Journals, magazines, and newsletters
  • Government documents and agency publications
  • Nonprint resources.
  • Films
  • Internet addresses
  • Policymaking
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 263 p.
Isbn
9781576079331
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002155573
System control number
  • 2398381-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)2398381
  • (Sirsi) o51306196
  • (OCoLC)51306196
Label
Courts and trials : a reference handbook, Christopher E. Smith
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/abcclio041/2002155573.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • The structure of courts
  • Trial courts of limited jurisdiction
  • Trial courts of general jurisdiction
  • Appellate courts
  • Trial processes and the role of rights
  • Rights in the criminal trial process
  • Criminal trial processes
  • Civil trial processes
  • Conclusion
  • References and further reading
  • Introduction.
  • Issues and controversies.
  • Methods for selecting judges
  • Judicial elections
  • Judicial appointments
  • Merit selection
  • The adversary system versus the inquisitorial system
  • Adversary system
  • The inquisitorial system
  • The systems compared
  • Legal representation for the poor
  • The image and legitimacy of courts
  • Appointed counsel
  • Contract counsel
  • Public defenders
  • Another alternative
  • The capacity of citizen-jurors to make judicial decisions
  • The history of jury trials
  • Jury trials around the world
  • U.S. Jury trials
  • Complex information and the jury
  • Accessibility of civil courts for dispute resolution
  • The distinguishing characteristics and functions of courts
  • Small-claims court
  • Contingency fees
  • European approaches
  • Court access and governmental priorities
  • Civil justice reform
  • Tort reform
  • Cyber court
  • Court-annexed alternative dispute resolution
  • Binding arbitration
  • Public access to information about court cases
  • Distinctive decisionmaking
  • Conflicts between public access and other goals
  • Cameras in the courtroom
  • Security risks and open trials
  • Sentencing reform
  • Mandatory sentences
  • Sentencing guidelines
  • Conclusion
  • References and further reading
  • Chronology.
  • References and further reading
  • Norm enforcement
  • Biographical sketches
  • Documents and statistics.
  • Selected provisions of the U.S. Constitution
  • Article III
  • Amendment V (1791) ; Amendment VI (1791) ; Amendment VII (1791) ; Amendment VIII (1791) ; Amendment XIV (1868)
  • Selected examples of additional statutory and other materials
  • Merit selection of judges in Missouri
  • Judicial selection in New Mexico
  • Alternative dispute resolution in Florida
  • Sentencing guidelines commission in Minnesota
  • Dispute processing
  • North Dakota rules on cameras in the courtroom
  • Cyber court
  • Juror note-taking in Missouri
  • Eligibility for legal assistance : Legal Services Corporation
  • Excerpts from the testimony : President of the Legal Services Corporation
  • Key decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court affecting courts and trials
  • Data on courts and trials
  • Court organization
  • The nature of court caseloads and the prevalence of trials
  • Case processing time and duration of trials
  • Buffer between citizens and government
  • Sentencing guidelines
  • Agencies and organizations
  • Print resources.
  • Books
  • Journals, magazines, and newsletters
  • Government documents and agency publications
  • Nonprint resources.
  • Films
  • Internet addresses
  • Policymaking
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 263 p.
Isbn
9781576079331
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002155573
System control number
  • 2398381-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)2398381
  • (Sirsi) o51306196
  • (OCoLC)51306196

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