The History of Criminal Law examines all aspects of criminal law in the United States. It discusses the laws surrounding many different crimes and shows how crimes can impact laws. Features include a glossary, further readings, websites, source notes, and an index.
When taken to court, criminal matters involve very high stakes for anyone involved. Therefore, developing knowledge of the criminal process beyond TV dramas and movies is vital for an individual’s ability to advocate for themselves and for others in their community.
You can learn more about this topic through the upcoming PMC Shares series, in partnership with Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts and the Allegheny County Law Library (register here for the February 2 program). This presentation will provide a comprehensive look at Criminal Court from arrest to trial to appeal, elucidating possible outcomes and identifying key moments, terms, and ideas in the criminal process.
Check out some titles from our catalog below to further your knowledge on the Criminal Court system.
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A provocative and timely exploration of how plea bargaining prevents true criminal justice reform and how we can fix it.
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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.
The Law Book: From Hammurabi to the International Criminal Court, 250 Milestones in the History of Law
Explore 250 of the most fundamental, far-reaching, and often-controversial cases, laws, and trials that have profoundly changed our world–for good or bad.
A searing and entertaining manifesto on the ills of the criminal justice system from two of America’s most prominent defense attorneys.
The story of America’s first Mental Health Court as told by its presiding judge, Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren–from its inception in 1997 to its implementation in over 400 courts across the nation