The Machinery of Criminal Justice


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Two centuries ago, the American criminal justice was run primarily by laymen. Jury trials passed moral judgment on crimes, vindicated victims and innocent defendants, and denounced the guilty. But over the last two centuries, lawyers have taken over the process, silencing victims and defendants and, in many cases, substituting a plea-bargaining system for the voice of the jury. The public sees little of how this assembly-line justice works, and victims and defendants have largely lost their day in court. As a result, ...

The Machinery of Criminal Justice 2015, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190239282

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The Machinery of Criminal Justice 2012, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195374681