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Smith, Christopher E.

Overview
Works: 49 works in 213 publications in 1 language and 8,877 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: KF9223, 347.731
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christopher E Smith
Courts and trials : a reference handbook by Christopher E Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collective overview of contemporary developments affecting court organization and judicial procedures
Courts and the poor by Christopher E Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American system of criminal justice by George F Cole( Book )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, which is intended to be used as a textbook in an introductory course in criminal justice in America, covers the criminal justice process, the police, the courts, corrections, and the juvenile justice system. From defining what behavior is labeled criminal to deciding the fate of offenders who are caught, the process of criminal justice is a social process subject to many influences other than written law. In introducing the study of this process, the three chapters of part one of this book provide a broad framework for analyzing how American society -- through its police, courts, and corrections -- attempts to deal with criminal behavior. The three chapters of part two examine the police as the key unit of the criminal justice system, as it confronts crime in the community. One chapter traces the history of policing and reviews its functions and organization. A second chapter explores the daily operations of the police, and the third chapter analyzes current issues and trends in policing. In part three, five chapters examine the process by which guilt is determined in accordance with the law's requirements, as well as the processes and underlying philosophies of the punishment that further separates the convicted from the acquitted. An overview of the court is followed by discussions of prosecution and defense, pretrial processes, trial and posttrial processes, and punishment and sentencing. The five chapters of part four address how the American criminal justice system deals with those who are convicted and sentenced. The chapters discuss how various influences have molded the way American society manages those who violate its laws. Topics considered include community corrections (probation and intermediate sanctions); prisons (their goals and management); prison society; and release and supervision in the community. Part five is a single chapter on the juvenile justice system. Following an overview of youth crime in the United States, the development of juvenile justice is traced, followed by a profile of the juvenile justice system and the juvenile justice process. Some juvenile justice problems and perspectives are identified, and the parameters of the debate on whether juvenile offenders should be tried as adults are outlined. Study aids are provided for each chapter
The jurisprudential vision of Justice Antonin Scalia by David A Schultz( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Antonin Scalia was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1986, conservatives hoped he would become the intellectual leader of President Reagan's judicial counterrevolution. In this first book-length analysis of Scalia's jurisprudence, David A. Schultz and Christopher E. Smith argue that Scalia's impact has been neither what conservatives hoped nor what liberals feared. The authors examine Scalia's political and judicial philosophy and they outline the areas of the law
The Rehnquist court and criminal punishment by Christopher E Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justice Antonin Scalia and the Supreme Court's conservative moment by Christopher E Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book analyzes why the Rehnquist Court never fulfilled expectations for the reversal of liberal judicial decisions from the Warren and Burger Courts. At its conservative high point in 1991-1992 the Supreme Court was dominated by seven justices who had dependably conservative voting records over the course of their early careers. Five of these justices were appointed in the 1980s and early 1990s by Reagan and Bush, presidents who made concerted efforts to appoint judicial officers who would undo liberal precedents. This is the first book to focus on scholars' growing recognition that the Re
Criminal justice in America by George F Cole( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] is designed to serve those instructors who want a textbook that introduces students to the dynamics of the American system of criminal justice without overwhelming them ... Throughout the book, examples from today's headlines are used to link the concepts and information to real-life criminal justice situations ... Criminal justice is interdisciplinary, with criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science contributing to the field. The three themes of [this book]: public policy, social system, and American values, help to place the research contributions of these disciplines in a context that allows students to understand better the dynamics of criminal justice.-Pref
Courts and public policy by Christopher E Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical judicial nominations and political change : the impact of Clarence Thomas by Christopher E Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

United States magistrates in the federal courts : subordinate judges by Christopher E Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judicial self-interest : federal judges and court administration by Christopher E Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Courts, politics, and the judicial process by Christopher E Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Supreme Court, crime & the ideal of equal justice by Christopher E Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The words "equal justice under law" are literally etched in stone and prominently displayed above the entrance to the United States Supreme Court. These words stand as an enduring proclamation of a paramount objective of the courts and the Constitution. Although judges are the guardians of the Constitution's principles, this book examines how their decisions both advance and impede the ideal of equal justice. By analyzing interpretations of "equal protection" and other rights affecting discrimination and disadvantages linked to race, gender, and social status, Smith, DeJong, and Burrow illustrate how constitutional law often facilitates the denial of equal justice for people drawn into the criminal justice system
The real Clarence Thomas : confirmation veracity meets performance reality by Christopher E Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because the legitimacy of the courts depends on the integrity of the judges, the authors argue for increased consideration of impeachment if significant evidence indicates that judicial nominees intentionally deceived the Senate and the public about their views on law and public policy."--Jacket
The Rehnquist court and criminal justice by Christopher E Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the criminal justice decisions of the Rehnquist Court era through analyses of individual justices' contributions to the development of law and policy. The Rehnquist Court era (1986-2005) produced a period of opportunity for the U.S. Supreme Court's judicial conservatives to reshape constitutional law concerning rights in the criminal justice process. It was an era in which the Court produced many hotly-debated decisions concerning such issues as capital punishment, search and seizure, police interrogations, and prisoners' rights. The Court's most conservative justice, William H. Rehnquist, ascended to the key leadership position of Chief Justice and he was joined on the Court by two new appointees, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, who were equally supportive of both greater authority for police and limited definitions of constitutional rights for suspects, defendants, and criminal offenders. The Rehnquist Court era decisions refined and narrowed many of the rights-expanding decisions of the Warren Court era (1953-1969). However, the Supreme Court did not ultimately eliminate the Warren era's foundational rights concepts in criminal justice, such as the exclusionary rule and Miranda warnings. As the leading liberal voices of the Warren era, William Brennan and Thurgood Marshall, retired early in the Rehnquist era, the Court experienced continued advocacy of broad conceptions for many rights through the increased assertiveness of Republican appointees Harry Blackmun, John Paul Stevens, and David Souter as well as the arrival of new Democratic appointees Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer. In many important cases, the justices advocating the preservation of constitutional protections could prevail, even on a generally conservative Court, by persuading one or more of President Ronald Reagan's appointees to support a particular right for suspects and defendants. Sandra Day O'Connor and Anthony Kennedy, in particular, shaped outcomes within a divided Court as they determined which of the Court's wings with which they would align in a particular case. The contributors to this volume identify and highlight the unique perspectives and influential decisions of individual justices as the means for understanding the Rehnquist Court's imprint on criminal justice"--Provided by publisher
Law & criminal justice : emerging issues in the twenty-first century by Christopher E Smith( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Paul Stevens : defender of rights in criminal justice by Christopher E Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justice Stevens, a Republican appointee of President Gerald Ford, had a professional reputation as a corporate antitrust law attorney, he immediately asserted himself as the Court's foremost advocate of prisoners' rights and Miranda rights when he arrived at the Court in 1975. In examining Justice Stevens's opinions on these topics as well as others, including capital punishment and right to counsel, the chapters of the book connect his prior experiences with the development of his views on rights in criminal justice. In particular, the book examines his relevant experiences as a law clerk to Justice Wiley Rutledge in the Supreme Court's 1947 term, a volunteer attorney handling criminal cases in Illinois, and a judge on the U.S. court of appeals to explore how these experiences shaped his understanding of the importance of rights in criminal justice. For many issues, such as those affecting imprisoned offenders, Justice Stevens was a strong defender of rights throughout his career. For other issues, such as capital punishment, there is evidence that he became increasingly protective of rights over the course of his Supreme Court career. The book also examines how Justice Stevens became increasingly important as a leading dissenter against the diminution of rights in criminal justice as the Supreme Court's composition became increasingly conservative in the 1980s and thereafter
Constitutional rights : myths and realities by Christopher E Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this book is to help people understand the details of the legal protections purportedly provided for them by the Bill of Rights. [The book is] to be used in a wide range of criminal justice and political science course, including introduction to criminal justice, introduction to political science, constitutional law, introduction to legal issues, philosophy of law, sociology of law, and those courses in which legal concepts are discussed.-Pref
The changing Supreme Court : constitutional rights and liberties by Thomas R Hensley( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Supreme Court and the development of law : through the prism of prisoners' rights by Christopher E Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This text illuminates the decision-making processes of the US Supreme court through an examination of several prisoners' rights cases. In 1964, the Supreme Court declined to hear prisoners' claims about religious freedom. In 2014, the Supreme Court heard a case that led to the justices' unanimous endorsement of a Muslim prisoner's religious right to grow a beard despite objections from prison officials. In the fifty-year span between those two events, the Supreme Court developed the law concerning rights for imprisoned offenders. As demonstrated in this book, the factors that shape Supreme Court decision making are well-illustrated by prisoners' rights cases. This area of law illuminates competing approaches to constitutional interpretation, behind-the-scenes interacting among the justices, and the manipulation of legal precedents. External actors also affect the Supreme Court and its decisions when the president appoints new justices and Congress targets the judiciary with legislative enactments. Because of the controversial nature of prisoners' rights issues, these cases serve to illuminate the full array of influences over Supreme Court decision making
 
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Alternative Names
Smith, Christopher

Smith, Christopher 1958-

Smith, Christopher Edward 1958-

Languages
English (150)

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The American system of criminal justiceThe jurisprudential vision of Justice Antonin ScaliaThe Rehnquist court and criminal punishmentJustice Antonin Scalia and the Supreme Court's conservative momentCriminal justice in AmericaCritical judicial nominations and political change : the impact of Clarence ThomasUnited States magistrates in the federal courts : subordinate judgesJudicial self-interest : federal judges and court administration