Law Quadrangle (formerly Law Quad Notes)


Excerpts taken from Professor Israel's revision of Hazel B. Kerper's Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (West Publishing Co. 1979). This book is a widely used beginning text for undergraduates . It concentrates on presenting a broad overview of the basic features of the criminal justice process. This is Professor Israel's first experience writing for undergraduates, and he reports that it is "far more difficult, in many ways" than traditional law review writing. Since sentencing reform is a major topic of concern today, we thought this excerpt might prove of interest to those of our readers who may have only a passing familiarity with the current controversy. Footnotes have been deleted.