9781138647350-1138647357-American Judicial Process: Myth and Reality in Law and Courts

American Judicial Process: Myth and Reality in Law and Courts

ISBN-13: 9781138647350
ISBN-10: 1138647357
Edition: 1
Author: Corley, Pamela C., Ward, Artemus, Martinek, Wendy L.
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Hardcover 496 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781138647350
ISBN-10: 1138647357
Edition: 1
Author: Corley, Pamela C., Ward, Artemus, Martinek, Wendy L.
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Hardcover 496 pages

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Acknowledged authors Corley, Pamela C., Ward, Artemus, Martinek, Wendy L. wrote American Judicial Process: Myth and Reality in Law and Courts comprising 496 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1138647357 and 9781138647350. Since then American Judicial Process: Myth and Reality in Law and Courts textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This text is a general introduction to American judicial process. The authors cover the major institutions, actors, and processes that comprise the U.S. legal system, viewed from a political science perspective. Grounding their presentation in empirical social science terms, the authors identify popular myths about the structure and processes of American law and courts and then contrast those myths with what really takes place. Three unique elements of this "myth versus reality" framework are incorporated into each of the topical chapters:

1) "Myth versus Reality" boxes that lay out the topics each chapter covers, using the myths about each topic contrasted with the corresponding realities.

2) "Pop Culture" boxes that provide students with popular examples from film, television, and music that tie-in to chapter topics and engage student interest.

3) "How Do We Know?" boxes that discuss the methods of social scientific inquiry and debunk common myths about the judiciary and legal system.

Unlike other textbooks, American Judicial Process emphasizes how pop culture portrays―and often distorts―the judicial process and how social science research is brought to bear to provide an accurate picture of law and courts. In addition, a rich companion website will include PowerPoint lectures, suggested topics for papers and projects, a test bank of objective questions for use by instructors, and downloadable artwork from the book. Students will have access to annotated web links and videos, flash cards of key terms, and a glossary.

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