Alabama's Criminal Justice System is a compilation of original chapters by experts in the Alabama justice system. It presents a brief history of the state's criminal justice organization and procedures, as well as its law enforcement and correctional bodies. The authors discuss many federal and Supreme Court cases originating from conditions in Alabama that impinged upon the rights of its citizens and led to a standard practice of repression in the procedures of law enforcement, courts, and corrections. In addition to these topics, special attention is given to the juvenile justice system and victims' rights.
PowerPoint slides are available to professors upon adoption of this book. Download sample slides from the full 444-slide presentation here. If you have adopted the book for a course, contact bhall (at) cap-press (dot) com to request the PowerPoint slides.
About the State-Specific Criminal Justice Series:
One drawback with many current books is that they pertain to the really non-existent “American” criminal justice system and ignore the local landscape. Each state has deliberately designed its own legislature, executive branch, law enforcement system, court and appellate review system, state supreme court, correctional system, and juvenile justice apparatus. Since many criminal justice students embark upon careers in their home states, they are better served by being exposed to their own state criminal justice system.
Texts in this series are designed to be primary texts or as supplements to more general introduction to criminal justice texts.
If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.