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CCJ 1020: Introduction to Criminal Justice: Home


This guide will help you to use the resources and services provided by Miami Dade College - North Campus Library.  If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns please contact a reference librarian @ 305-237-1142 or 305-237-1183

Criminal Justice System (Encyclopedia of the American Constitution - Vol. 2. 2nd ed.)

The BILL OF RIGHTS has sometimes been likened to a national code of CRIMINAL PROCEDURE. However, the Constitution regulates many important aspects of criminal justice that are not "procedural" in any sense; at the same time, it fails to regulate many other important aspects, both procedural and nonprocedural. Read More

Capital Punishment (Culture Wars: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices - Vol. 1)

Capital punishment, widely referred to as the death penalty, is the supreme act of punishment that over the years has been imposed for major criminal offenses, such as murder, sexual assault, and treason. The most common method of execution in the United States today is lethal injection, but electrocution, the gas chamber, hanging, and the firing squad have also been used since the 1970s.  Read More

Death Penalty (Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law - Vol. 1)

The first recognized death penalty laws date back to eighteenth century B.C. and can be found in the Code of King Hammurabi of Babylon. The Hammurabi Code prescribed the death penalty for over twenty different offenses. The death penalty was also part of the Hittite Code in the fourteenth century B.C.  Read More

Corrections (Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library - Vol. 2)

Apprehension, examination before a judge, and correction are the three components of the U.S. criminal justice system. Apprehension, the investigation and arrest of an individual suspected of committing a crime, is the responsibility of police and other law enforcement agencies. Once apprehended, an individual moves to the court system where a judge or jury listens ... Read More

Policing (Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library - Vol. 2)

Policing in the United States is highly decentralized, meaning the legal authority to police is split among federal, state, and local forces. Most police forces largely operate independently, unlike policing in other countries. Many nations including European countries have strong national police forces. In the United States, a number of federal agencies have their own police powers. Read More

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