The Dictionary of Criminal Justice by Connie Estrada IrelandThe Dictionary of Criminal Justice by Connie Estrada Ireland

The Dictionary of Criminal Justice

byConnie Estrada Ireland, George E Rush

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The Dictionary of Criminal Justice, Seventh Edition, brings together in one, easy-to-use guide more than 3,600 definitions from the many disciplines that compose the field of criminal justice—including U.S. and English common law, penology, psychology, law enforcement, political science, and business administration. The volume also features summaries of nearly 1,000 key U.S. Supreme Court rulings affecting criminal justice, an appendix of juried academic journals, and a new appendix compilation of websites in the field. Links to CRIMINAL JUSTICE websites are included. Visit for more information.
Title:The Dictionary of Criminal JusticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 9.1 × 5.9 × 1.3 inPublished:October 5, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0073527807

ISBN - 13:9780073527802


Table of Contents

The Dictionary of Criminal Justice, Seventh Edition



An A through Z listing of hard-to-find definitions of terms particularly useful to students and practitioners in the broad, interdisciplinary field of criminal justice.



Succinct summaries of nearly 1,000 important Supreme Court cases that have affected the study and practice of criminal justice.



I. First Amendment Issues

A. Freedom of Speech
B. Freedom of the Press
C. Obscenity and Related Issues
D. Freedom of Religion

II. Second Amendment Issues

III. Fourth Amendment Issues

A. Aerial Surveillance
B. Arrest and Booking
C. Border Searches
D. Car and Other Vehicle Searches
E. Closed Containers
F. Consent Searches
G. Plain View and Open Fields Doctrines
H. Stop-and-Frisk
I. Warrants
J. Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance
K. Other Fourth Amendment Issues
1. Use of Force
2. Drug Testing
3. Trash Searches
4. Police Checkpoints
5. Knock and Announce
6. Emergency Assistance
7. Other Issues

IV. Identification Procedures

V. Fifth Amendment Issues

A. Self-Incrimination
1. Confessions
2. Other Self-Incrimination Issues
B. Double Jeopardy
C. Indictment

VI. Sixth Amendment Issues

A. Right to Counsel
B. Grand and Petit Juries
1. Trial Juries
2. Grand Juries
C. Trial (See Section I B. Freedom of the Press for cases involving the First Amendment right to access to trials.)
1. Public Access to Trial
2. Publicity
3. Plea Bargaining
4. Speedy Trial
5. Confrontation and Cross-Examination
6. Prosecutor's Misconduct
7. Role of Judge and Jury
8. Security in the Courtroom

VII. Sentencing (non-death penalty)

A. Role of Jury
B. Sentencing Guidelines and Judicial Discretion
C. Recidivist Statutes
D. Other Sentencing Issues

VIII. Death Penalty

A. General Principles
B. Assistance of Counsel and Other Services
C. Jury Selection
D. Guilt Phase—Special Circumstances
E. Penalty Phase—Mitigating Circumstances
F. Federal Habeas Corpus
G. Retrials and Double Jeopardy

IX. Due Process Issues

A. General Standards
B. Detention
C. Discovery
D. Filing Additional Charges and Imposing Greater Sentences
E. Forfeiture Proceedings
F. Insanity and Competence to Stand Trial
G. Intoxication Defense
H. Liberty Interest in Private Conduct
I. Parole and Probation
J. Presumptions
K. Sexually Violent Predators
L. Vagueness
M. Other Issues

X. Equal Protection Issues (See Section VI B.1 Trial Juries for equal protection issues related to juries.)

XI. Juvenile Court Proceedings

XII. Rights of the Incarcerated

XIII. Use of Illegally Obtained Evidence

A. Exclusionary Rule
B. Fruit of the Poisonous Tree and Related Doctrines
C. Standing

XIV. Civil Rights Act And Constitutional Torts (See XII Right of the Incarcerated for Civil Rights Act cases involving inmates and prison conditions.)

XV. Habeas Corpus In Federal Courts To Remedy Constitutional Wrongs

XVI. Other Constitutional Issues

A. Ex Post Facto Laws
B. Jurisdiction over the Military
C. Other Issues

Index of Cases


APPENDIX A: Doctoral Programs in Criminal Justice
APPENDIX B: Forensic Agencies and Organizations
APPENDIX C: Criminal Justice Web sites
APPENDIX D: Juried/Refereed Journals